Lakewood Police Department – Colorado

Digital Forensic Imaging Intern

Closes: 6/6/22

Job Summary

City of Lakewood’s Statement of Excellence

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

In a temporary capacity, provides Forensic Digital Imaging support to the Police Department in both a laboratory and field setting.

This internship will work 25 hours per week between the hours of Monday through Friday 7 am through 5 pm.Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

(This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.)


Assists with the imaging and the photography functions of the Crime Lab.

Prepares computers and other digital evidence for preview and assist with other computer forensic triage procedures.

Photographs, with a variety of imaging equipment, evidence in the crime lab and department special events.
Assists with cell phone acquisitions, including physical and logical retrievals, utilizing mobile forensic tools, such as Cellebrite and Greykey.
Create photo lineups.
Assists with video and audio processing and other editing for discovery and / or public release.
Assists with the completion of Imagery Analysis requests, including duplication of digital evidence sources for discovery and investigative purposes.
May testifies in court regarding the details of their involvement with digital evidence processing.
Digitization of film, audio cassette, and VHS evidence.
Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.
Requires regular and prompt attendance. 



Supervision Received

Receives general supervision from Forensic Analysis Supervisor.

Supervision Given

None.Essential Qualifications


Associate’s degree or nearing completion of degree program from an accredited college or university in a technology related field is preferred; 

The technology related field of study and the technical work / or school experience should have an emphasis on computer, video / audio or digital media imaging.


Knowledge and experience in all areas of digital imaging, including mobile forensic tools and computer forensics is preferred.

Experience in Windows systems, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere is preferred.


Driver’s license and good driving record required.KSA’s and Physical/Mental Reqs

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thoroughness, accuracy, and familiarity with investigative procedures.
Proficiency in Windows based applications such as Word, PowerPoint, etc.  
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Color Management and Image Analysis software, etc.
Knowledge of computer file storage media. 

Experience with disassembling and reassembling electronic devices such as computers and associated peripherals.

Must demonstrate good judgment, a high level of professional credibility and the ability to work under pressure.

A team player, as well as the ability to work independently.

Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Ability to deal with irate persons and the criminal element in the immediate work environment.

Attention to detail.

Must be able to drive to crime scenes, suppliers and service providers and other locations as required.

Must be able to successfully complete a polygraph examination, oral board interview, psychological examinations, UA drug screen, credit check and background investigation.

Bi-lingual (Spanish-speaking) is a desired qualification.


Lifting and Carrying

Must be able to lift/move and/or carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds from one location to another, both in the workplace and in the field.  This includes heavy computer equipment and field response kits.  Assistance provided, if necessary.

Body Positions

Work is performed primarily in the Crime Lab.  Walking, moving and long periods of standing are also required.  Requires manual dexterity to handle photographic equipment, especially in the field.  Some bending, stooping, and kneeling may be required.  Position requires the ability to input large amounts of data using repetitive motion on a consistent daily basis.  


Must be able to hear telephone and other audible signals from equipment and sounds from surrounding environment in the office and in the field.


Visual acuity correctable to 20/40.  Must be able to differentiate between colors and shades of color; have depth perception and no progressive eye disease.



Basic math required for calculating proper photographic light levels (inverse square law, etc.)


Employee must be able to remember policies, procedures, and criminal laws applicable to position and remember complex procedures and computer-user identification and passwords required for assisting individuals to troubleshoot computer problems over the telephone.

Language Ability

Must be able to communicate complex data, both verbally and in writing, during training 

and to support imaging system users when they encounter technical problems.  Using only verbal communication while in telephone contact, must be able to explain and “walk” other individuals through complex procedures.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions, identify and evaluate computer problems from information provided by others.  Directs others to resolve computer problems and to conduct complex procedures.

Work is performed indoors; however, occasional trips to outdoor locations may be necessary.
Incumbent travels outside of the office on a frequent basis transporting evidence and interacting with businesses.
Unpleasant subject matter (e.g., autopsies, injuries, and child pornographic images), weapons, moderate noise and the criminal element may be encountered, as well as unpleasant fumes or odors.  Work includes a high degree of accuracy and the potentially costly consequence of error. 



Various types of digital cameras

Cell phone and digital media forensic acquisition tools (i.e. Cellebrite, Greykey, Magnet Forensics, Input-Ace, Photoshop and Premiere)

Computers and other office equipment

City or personal automobile

Flat bed and film scanners

Digital image duplicating devices (CD/DVD/Blu-ray, etc.) 

Digital video cameras