Forensic Investigation Unit

The Forensic Investigation Section is part of the Criminal Investigation Division. There are three different positions within the Forensic Investigation Section:
  • Forensic Investigators
  • Forensic Technicians
  • Office Assistants
While all three positions are filled through the Pierce County Civil Service testing process, each have different qualifications.

Job Shadows

Due to job safety requirements and the confidential nature of our work we cannot provide job shadows in the Forensic Investigation Section of our department.


The purpose of the Forensic Investigation Unit is to provide the Sheriff's Department with a comprehensive forensic investigative capability at any crime scene. The Forensic Investigation Unit has a wide range of equipment for crime scene processing along with a trained staff knowledgeable of its operation.