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Property & Evidence Officer I

Indio Police Department, Indio, California

Salary: $47,873.70 - $64,155.31 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Under general supervision, learns to perform and performs specialized support work related to the custody, control, and disposition of property and evidence held by the Police Department; receives, inventories, stores, seals, maintains, releases, and destroys all property coming into the possession of the Department; produces evidence for court, attorney's and investigators; performs other related duties as required.

The Property & Evidence Officer I is the entry level class in the Property Evidence Officer series that allows the incumbent to develop journey level knowledge and abilities. Initially, under immediate supervision, incumbents perform the more routine and less complex assignments within an established procedural framework, where there are minimal consequences of error. This classification is alternatively staffed with Property & Evidence Officer II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating a level of proficiency that meets the qualifications of the higher level class.

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Duties:

  • Learns to perform and performs specialized support work related to the receiving, custody, control, and disposition of property and evidence held by the Police Department; receives, inventories, stores, seals, maintains, releases, and destroys all property coming into the possession of the Department; produces evidence for court attorneys and investigators
  • Oversees the disposition of property and evidence, including release, auction, disposal, sealing, and conversion; operates the police evidence and property room; notifies owners and disposes of evidence and property according to applicable laws, codes, rules, and regulations; conducts ongoing research on evidence disposal regulations; coordinates and schedules appointments with the public for release of property; coordinates the annual weapon, narcotics, bio-hazard, and hazardous chemical destruction; processes and deposits cash.
  • Prepares and transports evidence; performs data entry of evidence and property movement; maintains the chain of custody; prepares and maintains logs and records of property received, stored or destroyed/sold; processes and/or transports property and blood and urine tests received in evidence to crime lab and identification unit and to court.
  • Prepares special reports, such as the booking of seized monies and/or evidence from other law enforcement agencies; maintains various files and inventories.
  • Maintains, monitors, and orders supplies for the evidence room and evidence counter; orders, receives, and issues department equipment to employees.
  • Remains informed of laws, regulations, and policies relating to property and evidence preservation, storage, and disposal.
  • Photographs crime scenes and processes photographs for evidence.
  • May testify in court.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from departmental staff and other agencies; provides information as appropriate and resolves service issues and complaints.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.
OTHER DUTIES: (include but are not limited to the following)
  • May assist in fingerprinting and other crime scene activities when assigned.
  • Coordinates the work of staff as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education:
  • High school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D).
License/Certificate:
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license.
Knowledge:
  • Legal requirements and policies regarding the receiving, storage, disposition and chain of custody of property and evidence; basic forensic science; methods and techniques of lead direction, training, and motivation; basic principles of mathematics; applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; standard and specialized inventory procedures, practices, and equipment; modern office practices, methods and equipment, including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling, and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Skills:
  • Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications.
Abilities:
  • Perform a variety of complex evidence and property control functions; maintain the chain of custody for evidence and property; oversee the disposition of property and evidence; learn and apply departmental rules and regulations; perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations; read, interpret, and record data accurately; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue, and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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Posted: January 2, 2018



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