This is highly responsible work in performing latent
investigations and research related to major crimes. Bargaining unit position.
The employee in this class is responsible for performing
assignments of more than average difficulty in providing investigative and
reporting assistance to the detective division.
Under general supervision, tasks include: responding to crime scenes once a case is
assigned; collecting evidence and ensuring proper handling; conducting
interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects; and, originating criminal
report affidavits, arrest warrants, search warrants, and other documents. Reasonable initiative and independent
judgment are required in determining what further information is needed to
complete files. Considerable tact and
discretion are required as the employee comes into contact with highly
confidential materials and sensitive situations. The employee might serve as liaison between
the complainant/victim, other agencies, and the officer involved in the
case. Work is reviewed through
observation, reports submitted, and results obtained.
Responds to scene once a case is assigned; photographs
scenes, evidence and victims injuries; conducts interviews of victims,
witnesses and Post Miranda interviews of suspects or defendants when arrested
or in jail.
Obtains trace evidence, buccal swabs etc. from victims,
witnesses, suspects, and defendants; is able to be subpoenaed to obtain buccal
swabs in open court; oversees the collection of evidence from crime scenes by
Crime Scene Technician; places and removes evidence to and from the property
room; originates evidence submissions and delivers evidence to the FDLE lab;
reviews and understands FDLE lab reports.
Originates the following documents: criminal report affidavits as needed; arrest
warrants and search warrants (as co-affiant) assuring they are States
Attorney’s Office (SAO) approved, judge signed and filed with the Clerk of the
Courts Office and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division;
supplements and reports as needed; and, alerts and post same.
Obtains certified copies of felon status from Clerk of the
Courts Office; requests and receives subpoenas from the SAO; requests criminal
histories as needed; researches databases to identify entities as needed;
researches felony assaults not referred for leads and/or intelligence.
Testifies in depositions and jury trials.
Creates photo group lineups and administers for detectives
Reviews daily incident log system; reviews alerts and
researches leads; orders call tapes, TAR reports etc. from radio; places and/or
cancels local pickups; monitors tickler file.
Drives light automotive equipment (car, step-van).
Performs related work as required.
knowledge of: operations of TPD;
investigative and research techniques; evidence collection and storage rules
Ability to: maintain records, compile statistics and
prepare reports; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality of police
matters; establish and maintain effective working relationships with officers,
citizens, and representatives of other agencies; operate a light motor vehicle.
collection and handling of evidence; use of computers and software for research
information and preparation of documents.
Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational
school and three (3) years of experience in law enforcement or latent
investigations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license; possession
of, or ability to obtain, certification from NCIC to be able to run wanted
checks on persons, property etc.
Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.