We currently have openings for Class B Identification Officers. What's this you ask? This position is exactly the same as Class A Police Officer positions, except you do not patrol the streets. You will attend the police academy for six months alongside the Class A Police cadets. When you graduate from the police academy, you will work the street for one week and then be assigned to one of the below listed specialized units, most positions are located at 1200 Travis at the main police headquarters. How do I apply? Good question. Apply online at http://www.hpdcareer.com/ like you would a police cadet, everything is the same. You must meet the exact same qualifications to become an Identification Officer (Class B Officer). After you apply online you will get a call from one of our recruiters asking you to come in for an interview. Tell them that you want to be an Identification Officer (Class B Officer) at that time. The rest is up to you. Most positions are plain clothes, however you will get the same uniform as a Class A Police Officer, for extra duty use. As you read below, you can see that these are pretty intense and cool positions. Don't worry, we will train you how to do it all!
Latent Print Laboratory process evidentiary items for latent prints utilizing a variety of proven analytical procedures to include: chemical and powdering techniques, alternate light source, etc. Identification Officers become adept at photographing latent print evidence and determining the suitability of latent prints for evaluation and comparison by technically advanced personnel.
Polygraph Section are licensed/certified by the State of Texas following months of training, academic examinations, practical evaluations and, ultimately, a sponsored internship. The successful completion of this psycho physiological detection of deception program will enable the Identification Officer to conduct examinations on a variety of subjects to include: criminal suspects, complainants, witnesses, informants, police and civilian applicants.
Forensic Audio/Video Laboratory examine and enhance, if the capability exists, any audio and/or video event recorded on various media. Other duties and responsibilities include providing direction to investigators, expert courtroom (local, state, and federal) testimony, and on-the-scene technical assistance to field investigators tasked with the collection of physical evidence.
Automated Fingerprint Identification System are responsible for the timely and accurate quality control, searching, and comparison of ten print and latent respondents resulting from both criminal and applicant live scan processing transactions.
Operations Section process applicants to include, but not limited to: Auto Salesman, Police Cadets, civilian police employees, police volunteers, taxicab and limousine drivers. Additionally, they provide inked fingerprinting to the public for a fee.