The PCSTI is responsible for assisting Avondale Police Department personnel by providing technical services and support related to processing and documenting of property crime scenes, including the collection and preservation of evidence.
Applicants must be continuing EMCC students and have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A or a recommendation from your SWSC instructor. If you would like assistance in preparing the required materials; cover letter, application and resume or in preparing for an interview, please contact the Career Center at 623.935.8740.
After extensive classroom and field training, the PCSTI will respond to property crime scenes that have no injuries or minor injuries and no in custody subjects. The PCSTI will document crime scenes through photography and written reports, identify, collect, and preserve physical and biological evidence, search for latent prints, visible prints and molded prints at crime scenes, provide expert witness testimony if needed, transport evidence & property to and from: Superior Court, AZ DPS, etc. following Avondale policies and procedures, interns may be asked to patrol and/or use the License Plate Reader to recover stolen vehicles, maintain knowledge of the Avondale Police Department ID Services Unit manuals and policies.
PCSTI training will include:
- Internship Orientation
- DNA/Biological Collection
- Crime Scene Processing
- Report Writing/Spillman/MDC Operation
- Mock Crime Scenes, Squad Ride Alongs
- Field Training
- Vehicle Operations/Traffic
- Testimony and TOC Level B certification
- Intern must be enrolled at EMCC
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA
- Successfully complete a full background investigation and polygraph
- Successfully complete the Terminal Operator Certification (TOC Level B) within 30 days of hire
- Intern must be recommended by EMCC Department Chair or designee and have a minimum of 25 credits in the Admin. of Justice Program
- Pass proficiency testing issued by department.