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Police Identification and Records Officers

Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Maintain records of evidence and write and review reports.
    • Package, store and retrieve evidence.
    • Submit evidence to supervisors, crime labs, or court officials for legal proceedings.
    • Testify in court and present evidence.
    • Analyze and process evidence at crime scenes, during autopsies, or in the laboratory, wearing protective equipment and using powders and chemicals.
    • Look for trace evidence, such as fingerprints, hairs, fibers, or shoe impressions, using alternative light sources when necessary.
    • Interview victims, witnesses, suspects, and other law enforcement personnel.
    • Photograph crime or accident scenes for evidence records.
    • Dust selected areas of crime scene and lift latent fingerprints, adhering to proper preservation procedures.
    • Process film and prints from crime or accident scenes.
    • Perform emergency work during off-hours.
    • Create sketches and diagrams, by hand or computer software, to depict crime scenes.
    • Identify, compare, classify, and file fingerprints, using systems such as Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) or the Henry Classification System.
    • Serve as technical advisor and coordinate with other law enforcement workers or legal personnel to exchange information on crime scene collection activities.
    • Coordinate or conduct instructional classes or in-services, such as citizen police academy classes and crime scene training for other officers.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 77020/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 37.03/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,980
    • Yearly Projected Openings 130

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative
    • Stress Tolerance

    Tools

    • Lasers
    • Forensic magnifiers
    • Footprint lifters
    • Camera lens
    • Biological evidence collection kits

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Operating system software
    • Internet browser software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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