Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Clovis Police Department, Clovis, California

Salary: $13.00 - $22.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: September 20, 2018


Under supervision, coordinate operations of Police property warehouse, and off site locations, containing found, stolen and confiscated property and police evidence.

The Property and Evidence Technician Part-Time/Temporary classification is designated in the Police Department. Incumbent's in this class are responsible for ensuring that property and evidence held by the department is protected from loss or damage, that it is catalogued and stored properly, that appropriate computer and paper documentation is maintained and that all applicable laws, policies, and best practices are maintained. Incumbents must exercise knowledge of departmental policies and guidelines and applicable laws and statues governing the storage and safekeeping of property and evidence. Incumbents must also have and maintain a working knowledge of various computer programs for the cataloguing of property and evidence, CAD and RMS systems, and digital evidence storage systems; and performs related work as required.

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Under direction,
  • Coordinates the receipt, storage and release of impounded property;
  • Responds to inquiries from law enforcement personnel and citizens concerning property in custody; maintains the proper chain of evidence for court presentation;
  • Authorizes distribution, auction or destruction of property in accordance with established state/civil law or departmental policy/procedures;
  • Authorizes the release of impounded property to citizens, sworn police personnel, and/or other law enforcement agencies;
  • Ensures space availability and the orderly placement of impounded property for quick retrieval;
  • Determines appropriate methods of storage for sensitive, hazardous, or valuable property;
  • Oversees the maintenance of files and records regarding the disposition of property in police custody;
  • Coordinates property warehouse and vehicle impound activities with various City departments, law enforcement agencies and private companies;
  • Develops and makes recommendations to modernize and improve operations and procedures;
  • The responsibilities of the Property Room may necessitate working beyond normal business hours, and on weekends or holidays as dictated by the needs of the Department;
  • Incumbents will have the responsibility to provide training to department employees as it relates to property and evidence;
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record.
  • Education: Education equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • And
  • Experience: One (1) year as a Property Room Technician or similar position with a law enforcement agency or two (2) years of experience in warehousing and inventory control, including clerical work experience in the receipt, storage, and release of impounded property and evidence in a law enforcement agency.
Knowledge of:
  • General Police procedures for impounding, receiving, storing, returning, safekeeping property, and inventory control;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local criminal and civil laws, codes, and regulations;
  • Basic principles, practices, methods, and safety precautions applicable to warehousing;
  • Operation of a computer terminal and various computer programs related to an office environment, maintenance of the Property and Evidence Room and law enforcement;
  • Personal computer operation, database software, and word processing spreadsheets;
  • Proper methods used in the destruction of hazardous materials, bio-hazards, and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA);
  • Proper safety precautions when handling hazardous materials, bio-hazards, and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA);
  • Record keeping and organization skills;
  • Safe handling of firearms and narcotics;
  • Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Ability to:
  • Recommend, develop, and implement storage, security, and accounting procedures for property warehouse activities;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Communicate effectively with the public;
  • Operate a computer terminal;
  • Meet schedules and time lines;
  • Plan and organize work;
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time;
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Work cooperatively with others;
  • Work with contaminated property and/or hazardous waste materials using normal protective equipment;
  • Observe and monitor departmental practices and procedures to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards;
  • Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices;
  • Write and prepare written reports, court orders, correspondence with citizens, attorneys, other law enforcement agencies and private companies;
  • Must be able to handle all types of firearms in order to identify the make model and serial numbers and to confirm the firearm is clear of ammunition and made safe;
  • Must be able to type proficiently;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work including working well with others in a team environment;
  • Establish and maintain good internal and external relationships;
  • Maintain accurate, detailed, and organized records;
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward serving the public;
  • Make clear and concise oral presentations;
  • Safely handle and store firearms, narcotics, and evidential and other property;
  • Testify in civil and criminal court;
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strength: Lifting, carrying and/or pushing 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects short and long distances with varying sizes and weights;
  • Physical Fitness: Work is sedentary and active at varying times, and sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time including kneeling, squatting, and stooping;
  • Other physical requirements include: Feeling, finger dexterity, frequent grasping, holding, and hand and finger mobility to operate a computer keyboard and mouse; reaching, bending, climbing, crawling, and balancing; hearing and speech proficient to exchange information and give oral presentations; vision sufficient to view monitors; and exposure to fumes and noxious;
  • Conceptual: Exposure to photographs of a graphic nature, evidence related to gruesome crime scenes, and evidence of a sensitive nature.

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Posted: September 11, 2018

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