Employment Opportunity

Police Property Specialist

Riverside Police Department, Riverside, California

Salary: $35,916.00 - $48,168.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: September 14, 2017

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of Police Property Specialist to fill vacancies in the Police Department. This recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a period of up to six (6) months.

Police Property Specialists under general supervision, perform responsible work in receiving, cataloging, storing, releasing and disposing of evidence and property; and perform, related work as required.

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  • Receive, catalog, store and maintain evidence and property taken into custody.
  • Check for safe and proper packaging of property and evidence; perform specialized handling of drugs, firearms, biological, chemical and other critical property and evidence; maintain custody of hazardous materials and notify concerned agencies.
  • Maintain chain of evidence for investigation and prosecution including drugs, guns, recovered stolen property, jewelry and other property for safekeeping.
  • Receive, verify and deposit cash seizures; prepare check requests for the return of funds to rightful owners.
  • Release and/or transport evidence to crime laboratory or to officers for court hearings; release property to rightful owners; maintain comprehensive records of each transaction and final disposition of property.
  • Testify in court as required as to evidence handling procedures and chain of custody.
  • Maintain files and logs pertaining to property control; review property control reports for property description accuracy.
  • Inventory equipment and property on a periodic schedule; research and locate missing items.
  • Operate a forklift to move or store evidence and property.
  • Participate in coordinating periodic auctions; identify items to be auctioned and complete forms to release items; finalize disposition records of property.
  • Participate in organizing and conducting legal and safe destructions for the following types of materials: firearms, chemical disposal, bio-hazardous materials and narcotics.
  • Provide property/evidence related information to the public and other agencies in accordance with applicable codes, regulations, laws and departmental policy.
  • Access County, State, Interstate and Federal law enforcement records, automated data and information systems for the purpose of retrieving, updating and purging the database.
  • Prepare teletype requests to run serialized firearms; input data from all seized firearms into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.
  • Process, index, type, transcribe, maintain and retrieve a high volume of police data, reports and records of criminal investigation, arrests, accidents, complaints and incidents.
  • Operate a microfilm printer/developer system and other related specialized equipment.
  • Verify status of warrants and return recalled warrants to court.
  • Type cards, memos, reports and related documents.
  • Purge, file, seal and destroy records in compliance with laws, regulations, court orders and established departmental procedures.
  • Route phone calls and messages and provide related clerical support including collecting, duplicating and distributing messages.
  • Serve in Police Records as required.


Recruitment Guidelines:
  • Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Experience: Two years of experience performing specialized clerical or technical duties in a law enforcement agency. Experience in receiving, cataloging, storing, releasing and disposing of evidence and property in a law enforcement agency is desirable.
Necessary Special Requirements:
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, nights and rotating shifts, and be subject to call back as required/scheduled. Must be able to pass an intensive police background investigation.
  • Must be able to drive and maneuver the assigned Property Van(s) to transport property and evidence to necessary processing locations.
  • Appointment is subject to successful completion of an in-depth pre-employment background investigation, medical/physical examination, and drug and alcohol test; and may be subject to polygraph examination, and/or psychological examination As part of the background investigation, all claims of education and experience made in the employment application process, as well as other information submitted, will be verified.

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Posted: August 31, 2017

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