Civilian Careers

The Salt Lake City Police Department hires individuals for a wide variety of civilian positions, including Information Specialist, Crime Lab Technician and Office Technician. Positions are available as vacancies occur.

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The following is a list of civilian jobs and descriptions.

Community Response Specialist
Under the supervision of a police supervisor, the Community Response Specialists will perform various non-emergency, low-hazard duties both in the office and in the field. This position will interact with the public.
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Crime Scene Technician

The Crime Scene Technician provides crime scene processing and evidence collection for the Police Department, particularly in the areas of fingerprints, photographs and other types of physical evidence.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science (Criminalistics) or a closely related field, as well as possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Moving from one step to the next requires progressive years of experience and training, as well as competency in a forensic discipline and certifications.

This position includes shift work, frequent overtime, and callouts.

Evidence Technician

The Evidence Technician performs specialized clerical work, such as properly securing, storing and disposing of seized evidence and property.

Applicants must have a High School diploma or equivalency, be able to work independently and maintain confidentiality. They should possess excellent public relations skills and the ability to work well with all levels of personnel.

Moving from one step to the next requires one year of continuous service and the ability to retain a certification from Utah Criminal Justice Information Systems and International Association for Property and Evidence, as well as maintain a current heavy equipment operating certification.

Records Technician

The Records Technician performs a variety of functions including, but not limited to, processing and maintaining police reports and records through the use of the computer-aided dispatch system and word processors; assists police officers and the public, both over the telephone and in person, in relation to police records; distributes reports and inter-departmental mail.

Applicants must have the ability to relate well with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.

Movement from one step to the next is based on successful completion of an exam and accepting additional responsibilities.

Office Tech

The Office Tech performs difficult and varied secretarial work, including typing, word processing, filing, answering correspondence, scheduling appointments, preparing reports, taking minutes, and transcribing dictation.

To apply applicants MUST:

  • Have two (2) years paid experience in an office performing secretarial or clerical duties.
  • Successful completion of secretarial or office administration training may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Applicants must have the ability to relate well with co-workers and the general public.
Other Civilian Positions
Applications for the other positions are accepted when a vacancy occurs.