Employment Opportunity

Police Evidence Technician I

Spokane Police Department, Spokane, Washington

Salary: $35,746.56 - $56,167.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: September 23, 2018

Performs entry-level clerical and custodial work for the Spokane Police Department (SPD) and Spokane County Sheriff's Office (SCSO), managing property in a warehouse environment and maintaining the Chain of Custody.

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  • Receives, stores, releases, and maintains the security of a wide variety of property and evidence items.
  • Assists in logging property and evidence in and out of the Property Facility.
  • Transports items as required.
  • Establishes and/or assigns storage location for items to ensure integrity and chain-of-custody.
  • Testifies in court as to the chain-of-custody.
  • Assists in researching various data sources to determine the disposition of property and determining the value of items for resale or disposal.
  • Prepares items, including firearms, for police/sheriff auctions according to applicable laws.
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, SPD/SCSO, and other agencies regarding the disposition of property.
  • Notifies citizens when evidence is available for release. Releases property to citizens.
  • Assists in performing quarterly random audits of items in the Property Facility. Assists in reviewing inventory records with an Internal Affairs Officer.
  • Assists in storage of and preparation for the disposal and destruction of controlled, hazardous or contraband substances and items, including weapons, drugs and related paraphernalia, chemicals, bio-hazard and unknown material and substances. Transports items to various locations for destruction/disposal. Works with an Internal Affairs Officer to destroy illegal drug items.
  • Performs background checks for release of firearms in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Assists in building security and access control to secure storage areas.
  • Performs maintenance duties to keep warehouse storage areas neat and orderly. Assembles shelving and rearranges storage spaces as necessary. Maintains supplies and forms.
  • Uses vehicle jack stands/roller pads (when applicable). Assists in the coordination of internal/external tow truck requirements for evidence vehicle movements.
  • Operates various types of vehicles, forklifts, man lifts, material handling equipment, computers, and standard office equipment.


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Work Experience: One year of experience in a law enforcement agency requiring an ACCESS/NCIC certification.
  • License: A valid driver's license.
  • Ability to type accurately at a rate of 200 keystrokes (40 words) per minute.
  • Applicants must submit to a polygraph examination, fingerprint, background investigation, labor physical and drug testing prior to appointment; and must obtain an ACCESS/WACIC Level I Certificate within one year of hire.

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Posted: September 11, 2018

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