Indiana State Police Seeks Qualified Candidates for Crime Scene Investigator Position


Indiana State Police (ISP) announces an opportunity for individuals passionate about forensic science and criminal justice. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) for the Lafayette District.

-Position Details:

  • Salary: $66,534 annually (Salary may vary based on education, experience, and training)
  • Location: Lafayette District facility
  • Residency Requirement: The successful candidate must reside within sixty (60) miles of the district facility.

– Benefits:

  • Retirement program available through Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS)
  • Life Insurance coverage available through American United Life at nominal rates
  • Group Hospitalization with medical insurance available, with a portion of the premium paid by the State of Indiana
  • 12 work days annual vacation leave with pay, with additional days granted after 5, 10, and 20 years of service to a maximum of 25 days annually

– Responsibilities:

  • To serve as a civilian employee of the Indiana State Police
  • Provide routine laboratory services and forensic support at crime scenes
  • Maintain security and quality assurance standards for evidence handling and storage
  • Conduct forensic investigations, including evidence identification, documentation, collection, and preservation
  • Communicate investigation procedures and conclusions to various elements in the criminal justice system
  • Participate in continuing education and training programs


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural science, forensic science, or criminal justice (or equivalent experience)
  • Five years of experience as a certified full-time Crime Scene Investigator may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a certification as a Crime Scene Investigator with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA)
  • Ability to perform various crime scene investigation techniques and equipment operation
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to testify as an expert witness in court

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates can obtain more information and apply at The deadline for applications is April 19, 2024, by 11:55 PM Eastern.