Position is responsible for the security and control of non-agency owned
property and evidence acquired through the daily law enforcement operations.
Primary assignments are to receive, log, classify, barcode, store, dispose,
destroy and release property and evidence to its lawful owner. Associated tasks
require case research, court testimony, and extensive contact with officers and
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Maintain the evidentiary value and integrity of all evidence; perform accurate
case intake, verify system entry, inspect packaging in accordance to the
standards, and preserve the chain of custody.
Responsible for the chain of custody which includes security, storage,
maintenance, release, and disposal of all logged property and evidence
generated from police activity.
Serve as the property and evidence liaison between police department personnel
and court officials, attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and the public.
Communicate with crime victims, family members, and suspects regarding
property and evidence matters.
Research, analyze and determine the rightful owner of property, evidence, and
found items; provide notification to property owners, schedule appointments,
release of items, and compose written correspondence, as necessary.
Perform investigative research on cases to determine the appropriate
disposition based on court documentation and collaboration with the case
Process paperwork and perform filing functions, as needed for appropriate
Conduct local and LEADS/NCIC computer file searches and queries on weapons and
other items of evidence for information; perform FOID background checks on
firearm owners prior to transfer and release.
Coordinate the submittal of evidence for testing; provide the transportation
of evidence to the forensic laboratory.
Coordinate the destruction or auction of property and evidence; provide the
transportation of items to the appropriate disposal facilities.
Present credible testimony in judicial and administrative proceedings.
Train, assist and advise police department personnel in the proper evidence
procedures, packaging requirements, laws, and case status.
Ensure the property evidence room is organized, safe, and clean.
Perform such other duties as may be required by state law, city ordinance,
department policy or as may be assigned by a supervisor.
The list of functions is not meant to be construed as being all inclusive.
Duties may occasionally be deleted or additional duties may be assigned
permanently or temporarily in order to accomplish departmental and city
High school diploma or G.E.D.; college degree preferred.
Minimum of five years law enforcement experience; inventory and property
control experience desired.
Possess a valid driverís license.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Possess superior time management skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Possess exceptional organizational skills.
Familiarity with court procedure, to include testifying.
Ability to lift 50 pounds or more and use a ladder to perform essential job
Available to work weekends, on short notice.
Extensive and demonstrative knowledge on the use of MS office suite,
electronic e-mail systems and the use of computers.