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Forensic Investigator/ Property Custodian

St. Charles, Illinois



City of St. Charles

2 East Main Street

St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: 630-377-4446 

Fax: 630-377-4901    




Salary: $47,946 - $68,494

Population: 32,000 

Sworn Officers: 42 

Application Deadline: 6/12/11




This position is responsible for overall management of the property room including evidence intake, record keeping, organization, and disposal.  This position is responsible for responding to crime scenes for evidence processing and for the maintenance and use of the crime laboratory for processing evidence. This position will prepare and maintain computer and paper files and reports documenting the collection, storage, and handling of evidence and property to properly document the chain of custody.




  • Applicants should have strong knowledge of police property room control functions, crime scene investigation techniques and equipment, relevant rules and regulations of police work, local ordinances, state and federal statutes, and court decisions.

  • Possessing strong organizational skills and written and interpersonal communication skills is a must.

  • The ability and willingness to respond to forensic needs twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week outside of normal business hours and carry a wireless communication device is required.

  • The ability to operate film and digital camera, and be proficient with digital imaging systems and knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Lotus Notes and other software program.

  • Will be required to work under varying environmental conditions, which may require moderate physical activity and the ability to lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to 60 lbs.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent, preferably supplemented with an Associates or Bachelorís degree in police administration, law enforcement, or a related field.

  • Three (3) years of forensics experience in a police or law enforcement environment is preferred along with specialized training in the areas of police investigations and/or forensics.

  • Applicants must possess a valid driverís license.


Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.


Excellent benefit package provided.



Apply on-line at:


Complete the on-line employment application Ė must include salary history.  Resumes should be attached in the on-line application.


Any additional documents can be sent to:



Interested candidates must submit information at:


by Sunday, June 12, 2011




The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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