Employment Opportunity

Property & Evidence Technician

Tracy Police Department, Tracy, California

Salary: $51,682.80 - $62,820.72 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 21, 2018

Under general supervision by the Crime Scene Unit Supervisor, the Property and Evidence Technician performs highly responsible duties in the processing, storage and retrieval of evidence and property in the custody and control of the Tracy Police Department. The incumbent will follow established procedures to maintain and validate Chain of Custody of all items of evidence; ensures hazardous items and substances are stored properly in accordance with department procedures and applicable federal and state regulations; and performs related duties as assigned.

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  • Receives, records, classifies, transports, and maintains property confiscated by the police department.
  • Prepares detailed records of evidence inventory and maintains continuous property inventory records.
  • Maintains orderly appearance of all evidence storage areas.
  • Releases property to rightful owner after ensuring proper authorization for release.
  • Coordinates the review of inventory items by departmental staff and outside agencies.
  • Transports evidence to and from crime labs, coroner’s office, district attorney’s office and other locations as directed.
  • Responds to questions regarding property and evidence policies/procedures, and disposition of property and evidence.
  • Ensures the security and integrity of evidentiary items.
  • Photographs evidence in storage facility.
  • Purges evidence in accordance with state, city or departmental rules and regulations; coordinates disposal, sale, or auction of property.
  • Accounts for all monetary evidence and makes deposits with the Finance Department as needed.
  • Testifies in court as custodian of evidence, when required.
  • Prepares periodic reports related to property stored, including disposal of property and unclaimed property. Assists with updates to policies and procedures in accordance with legislative changes.
  • Assists with special projects related to the maintenance and handling of evidence and property items.


Any combination of education, experience, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Two years of experience performing inventory control and/or processing legal documents electronically or one year experience in a clerical or paraprofessional position in a law enforcement agency preferably related to the property and evidence function.
  • Education equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by college-level coursework in criminal justice or law enforcement related subjects, is highly desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid, Class C California driver’s license.
  • Completion of the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Evidence and Property course is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of property and evidence management; including preparation and maintenance of extensive records.
  • Techniques and procedures used in the safe collection, recording and preservation of evidence including the handling of dangerous substances and firearms.
  • Knowledge or understanding of various laws and policies related to evidence, principles and practices of modern record keeping.
  • Basic organization and functions of a municipal law enforcement agency.
  • Act appropriately and decisively under stressful situations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Learn, understand, access and interpret various computer systems
  • The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, good judgment and excellent customer service techniques.
  • They will work independently, using their outstanding interpersonal skills to receipt, store and maintain evidence that is received.
  • The incumbent will be expected to learn specialized rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to property and evidence.

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Posted: February 9, 2018

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