Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Buckeye Police Department, Buckeye, Arizona

Salary: $41,745.60 - $58,448.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general supervision, plan, organize and participate in a variety of tasks associated with the identification, collection, receipt, handling, tracking, preservation and release of crime scene evidence in support of law enforcement activities.

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  • Receive, package, preserve, log, store, inventory and release property and evidence, to include narcotics, firearms, currency, ammunition, explosives, etc., in accordance with state laws and City ordinances. Responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the integrity and proper chain of custody of all evidence and property.
  • Locate property owners by searching relevant computer systems and identifying items using serial numbers and/or other descriptive features.
  • Prepare property and evidence, to include narcotics, firearms, currency, and ammunition, for destruction and/or disposal upon authorization of the courts or other authorized parties.
  • Process and prepare property for auction.
  • Release and transport property and evidence for court, lab analysis or investigative purposes.
  • Review criminal history checks to determine appropriate release of firearms. Release currency, to owners, to the City's general fund and/or financial institutions.
  • Acquire and review disposition of criminal cases and make recommendations on disposition of impounded property and evidence. Prepare letters of authorization for disposition of property.
  • Label and barcode property/evidence and enter information into computerized system for inventory control. Manage and secure the property storage room, and maintain complete files on all inventoried property.
  • Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding property dispositions in person and via telephone, and assist in requests for public records. Answer questions on specific types of property and train new recruits on the property and evidence procedures.
  • Prepare and review reports of tasks performed, examinations conducted and documentation assembled.
  • Assist is discovery process and testify in court regarding the integrity of property storage and the preservation of evidence.
  • Purchase, catalogue and warehouse all materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate maintenance of all files and records; ensure proper inventory, logging and disposition procedures are followed in accordance to established guidelines.
  • Perform various routine clerical duties to maintain property and evidence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


Education and Experience:
  • High School diploma or equivalent AND (1) year experience maintaining property and/or evidence in a law enforcement environment.
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience providing the requisite skills, knowledge and experience to perform the duties of the position.
  • Prefer: 3 years maintaining property and/or evidence in a law enforcement environment and Associates degree or college certificate in evidence and property control, or related field.
Knowledge of:
  • Arizona criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols.
  • Law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules and regulations in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Principles and practices of criminal justice inventory management.
  • Criminal rules of evidence pertaining to property.
  • Firearms handling and safety procedures.
  • Practices and procedures of establishing inventories and warehousing.
  • Principles of record keeping with regard to inventory, property and evidence.
Skill in:
  • Working as a team member with other law enforcement personnel.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public.
Ability to:
  • Operate a personal computer utilizing a variety of technical and imaging software, data management software, and retrieval systems.
  • Organize a large inventory and place inventory items in both ascending and descending numerical and/or alpha order.
  • Analyze processes, information, and data.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Communicate effectively both verbal and written; communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Understand City policies and procedures.
Additional Information:
  • Must be able to obtain Terminal Operator Certification (administered once hired) within six months of hire and maintain throughout employment.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment screening to include a comprehensive background investigation, drug test, polygraph, and psychological exam.

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Posted: June 16, 2017

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