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Crime Scene Technician

Naperville, Illinois



City of Naperville

400 S. Eagle Street

Naperville, IL 60540




Salary: $21.91 - $27.68/hour

Population: 146,000

Sworn Officers: 168

Application Deadline: Until Filled






$21.91/hour (minimum of range) - $27.68/hour (midpoint of range), commensurate with experience


Job Type:





Police Department

1350 Aurora Avenue

Naperville, Illinois



Police Department

Job Description:


The City of Naperville’s Police Department seeks a motivated, detail-oriented individual to perform technical processing of crime scenes, document such activity in written reports, perform latent print comparisons, and testify in court. This full-time, civilian position has a rotating day-off schedule (regular work days will include weekends and holidays) and is subject to 24-hour call-out. The scheduled work hours will be 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.



The Crime Scene Technician will:

  • Process crime scenes and provide direction regarding the processing and submission of physical evidence;

  • Identify, collect, and preserve physical evidence;

  • Perform crime scene photography/videography;

  • Recover latent prints and other physical evidence via the utilization of various chemicals, powders, light sources and casting materials, in the field or in a lab environment;

  • Evaluate latent prints and conduct comparisons of questioned prints to known standards;

  • Prepare accurate reports pertaining to evidence, property, and crime scene activities;

  • Testify in court regarding the processing of crime scenes and latent print examination;

  • Provide educational opportunities by conducting training classes for police officers on crime scene awareness and providing related public safety education to community groups.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in forensics or other police/science-related field and one year experience in the field OR an Associate’s degree and Level 2-IAI Certification with three years’ experience in the field is required.

  • Must have completed a minimum of five crime scene-related courses.

  • Special consideration will be given to those applicants with law enforcement experience or experience in latent print examination.

  • Preferred candidates will be a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification (IAI) or be able to earn certification within one ear of employment.

  • All candidates must possess a valid Illinois Class D driver’s license and will be required to successfully pass a polygraph test as well as a post-offer drug screen.

  • Top candidates will have skills in utilizing and maintaining related instrumentation, photography and video equipment and computers, and be knowledgeable in areas of crime scene processing, latent print examination and legal issues pertaining to crime scenes and physical evidence.

  • The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with attorneys, police personnel, coroner’s office, crime laboratory personnel, and the general public is required.



The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 146,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live.  The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area.  It’s also a great place to work!  Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories.  In return for your “great service all the time,” we’ll provide you with a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.






The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.










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