Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Pomona Police Department, Pomona, California

Salary: $41,976.00 - $51,012.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 22, 2018

The City of Pomona is recruiting for a Property and Evidence Technician assigned to the Pomona Police Department. This position performs a wide variety of duties related to the preservation of property and evidence; ensures that property and evidence are maintained as prescribed by State and Federal law; and performs a variety of administrative support and non-emergency field duties.

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  • Receive, inventory, store, and retrieve a wide variety of items used in the commission of crimes or found property.
  • Release evidence to officers going to court or viewing property for criminal proceedings or filings.
  • Release property to the general public.
  • Prepare and deposit money into the City Treasurer's office and forfeiture accounts; transfer funds to different accounts; process demands for monies to be mailed to the public.
  • Enter and retrieve property data in computer; maintain current status and location of property; maintain files and records regarding property and its disposition.
  • Prepare articles for yearly auction and an inventory list of items to be auctioned.
  • Prepare and process crime lab items to and from the lab.
  • Forward lab analysis reports to appropriate departments.
  • Maintain detailed records of the chain of custody of all evidence.
  • Testify in court as to integrity of evidence.
  • Review criminal history, identification, and clearance checks prior to release of property/firearms to owners.
  • Prepare weapons and narcotics for destruction with appropriate court orders and inventory lists.
  • Assist and attend narcotic and gun burns located off site.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency. Additional course work in business practices is desirable.
  • Two years of support work in a law enforcement environment. Experience handling property and evidence is desirable.
License or Certificate
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must possess CPR and First Aid Certificates.
  • Typing skill of 45 net words per minute. **
  • ** Typing Requirement: Applicants must submit an original certified typing certificate with application (minimum of fifty (45) net words per minute). Refer to Typing Certificate Requirements sheet Any type of online typing certificate is unacceptable. Typing Requirements Link
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of maintaining and processing evidence and property.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices in evidence collection and storage.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Basic mathematical procedures.
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Police Department policies and procedures.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, especially Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, and Civil Code.
  • Police terminology and law enforcement codes.
  • Alphabetical, numerical, and subject matter filing systems.
  • Techniques used in public relations.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.
Skill to:
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.
  • Type at a speed of 45 words per minute and enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Ability to:
  • Collect, preserve, label, catalog, and store evidentiary items for presentation in criminal proceedings.
  • Interpret and apply Police Department policies and procedures.
  • Interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Handle multiple tasks with frequent interruption.
  • Perform accurate mathematical computations.
  • Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Research cases with property for final disposition.
  • Interact effectively and sensitively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and data.
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness, courtesy, and initiative.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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Posted: February 12, 2018

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