As a Fingerprint officer you will be working for the police force and you will be responsible for gathering evidence and taking fingerprints from scenes in order to catch offenders. You will need to be of a patient nature and normally after gathering evidence from crime scenes you will conduct your analysis and tests in a clean lab setting.
Starting salaries for Fingerprint officers can be around £16,000 to £21,000 a year and if they have experience and addtional qualifications then earnings can be between £24,500 to £31,500 a year.
If you have seen a job in which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter which may help you as a guide.
Fingerprint Officer Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Fingerprint Officer
I have recently seen your advert for the role of Fingerprint Officer and I would like to submit my letter and CV along with my application form for this role.
I have been working in the police force as you will see from my records since (what year) and I am now looking for a fresh challenge as a fingerprint officer.
I have had some experience of working on crime scenes gathering evidence with a view to catching criminals and I am now keen to analyse these findings and eliminate people not involved in the case.
I pay great attention to detail in my work; I can provide specialist advice to the teams dealing with the crime scene and am able to eliminate prints found at a scene which are not what we are looking for. It is a very specialised and important role and I would like to continue my career down this path.
I am dedicated to the police force, enjoy working in this environment and I am keen to do any training necessary to improve my skills for the better of the force and myself.
I have enclosed my CV which shows my previous roles and experiences. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can attend an interview at short notice.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
Good luck with your job applications and writing your covering letter.