Miami-Dade, Florida Police Department

Latent Fingerprint Examiner

The MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT (MDPD) Fingerprint Identification Section is seeking an experienced friction ridge examiner with at least one year of fingerprint identification experience for an anticipated vacancy. The Fingerprint Identification Section is a large, state-of-the-art facility with modern equipment, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) work stations, and forensic latent laboratory. We seek an individual who will meet the challenge of becoming a court-qualified Latent Fingerprint Examiner, and is able to work independently within a team environment. The ideal candidate will possess Tenprint or Latent Print Certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI), knowledge of ISO-17025 accreditation standards, and knowledge of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems. Currently, the Latent Unit has 9 latent fingerprint examiners. We are in Sunny South Florida with great beaches, plenty of fishing, diving, shows, sports, cruises and many other attractions.

Closing Date

November 21, 2017


$60,230.04 to $87,801.48

Job ID



Doral, Florida



Applicants must be a US citizen or US permanent resident prior to being hired. Applicants must have a bachelor or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university or a non-science degree with completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework. Professional experience in either a forensic laboratory or law enforcement agency in the latent fingerprint discipline may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Qualified applicants will be subject to an extensive screening process to include background investigation, fingerprint check, physical and polygraph examination.


To Apply

Applicants must apply online at:

For additional information contact:

Brian Cerchiai, Fingerprint Supervisor
Miami-Dade Police Department Fingerprint Identification Section
9105 NW 25 St
Miami, Florida 33172