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TPD hiring crime scene investigators

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Police Department is losing members of its Crime Scene Investigation team and they're trying to fill the open spots.

They're looking to fill four to five positions immediately due to some retirements and promotions within the unit.

Right now there are only eleven active crime scene specialists working for TPD.

Mesa Police is a department similar in size, and they have more than double that number currently working.

That's why TPD is actively recruiting prospective CSIs today.

They're looking for folks at least 18 years of age with some photography background.

Those awarded the positions will earn between 17 and 29 dollars an hour, based on experience.

They will first have to pass a background check, written test, practical test, an oral board and a drug screen.   

These are civilian positions, but ones of critical importance to every criminal investigation.

"Our job is to photographically document crime scenes. We collect fingerprints, DNA, body fluids.  That's all our job to do.  We collect it, turn it into evidence and then the folks in the crime lab will analyze it as necessary."

If you're interested in becoming a crime scene specialist for TPD, come to the department's main headquarters on Stone ave on July 15th at 7 p.m.

They're having an open house that night to answer all of your questions.

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