Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

Electronic Evidence Technician


Incumbents in this classification are responsible for providing technical forensic evidence recovery, processing, analysis and the production of reports as well as technical support, electronics repair and maintenance. Duties include: performing recovery and analysis of evidence from electronic devices, cellular networks, digital records and other sources using best practices while maintaining a secure chain of evidence and documented workflow. The incumbent is required to provide expert guidance and testimony as needed.

The Electronic Evidence Technician is a stand-alone classification in the Police Department.  It is distinguished from other classifications by its responsibility for conducting electronic forensic analysis as well as expert guidance and testimony.

(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

Performs a variety of crime laboratory duties.

Retrieves digital evidence from locations.

Repairs electronic devices for evidence retrieval and department owned equipment.

Conducts forensic examination of technical evidence.

Maintains a secure chain of evidence and detailed documentation using specialized computer-based software and other equipment.

Assist officers and others writing technical search warrants and SOP’s.

Assists officers and others with the interpretation of technically complex evidence.

Prepares and maintains support equipment.

Works with prosecutors and officers to prepare cases for trial.

Prepares detailed reports, drawings and presentations.

Provide expert testimony in court.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Four (4) years of any combination of relevant education, training or experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job will be considered. 
Relevant education includes a high school diploma, or G.E.D.
Relevant experience includes two years experience in police evidentiary procedure and completion of a two-year program in communications electronics, or the equivalent military or vocational school training


Certified Technical Investigator, FCC GROL License


Knowledge of technical forensics for electronic devices, wireless networks, video, audio and the supporting principles and techniques. Chain of evidence principles and requirements; processing methods and equipment.

Knowledge of techniques such as adhering to the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology- recommendations and principles

Skill in communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures and biohazards.

Safety Sensitive: Y
Department of Transportation – CDL: N
Child Sensitive: N

All employment offers are made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized.
All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.
Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.

The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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