Employment Opportunity

Police Records Clerk / Evidence Technician

Mead Police Department, Mead, Colorado

Salary: $34,500.00 - $50,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 3, 2019

The Records Clerk / Evidence Technician is a position that requires the ability to perform widely varied job duties daily. This position is responsible for running the front desk of the Mead Police Department, performing a variety of tasks in the records/reception area of the police department, such as extracting information from police reports and entering data for crime analysis, entering and retrieving information from the computer database, maintaining responsibility for the NCIC computer terminal, and collecting and maintaining police evidence or found property. This position will manage all police records and release records when necessary, and is responsible for managing the front desk operations, including answering phones, assisting walk-in customers, etc. Also responsible for transcribing police reports, ordering all forms and supplies for the Police Department, preparing forms, letters, and documents for the Chief as directed. Previous experience working in police records and/or evidence management is preferred.

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Evidence Technician Functions:
  • Responsible for the security and maintenance of police evidence or found property, ensure evidence and property is correctly packaged, secured and protected.
  • Maintains complete chain of evidence, maintains accurate records of evidence inventoried, and placed into custody of the department.
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment to ensure property is not lost, contaminated, stolen or damaged.
  • Disposes of property according to department guidelines. Releases evidence to the public and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Required to photograph and fingerprint applicants and employees for identification.
  • Staff the front desk, answer phone calls, customer service, and transcribe police reports.
  • Staff the front desk, answer phone calls, customer service, and transcribe police reports.
  • Transport evidence to Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or other labs for testing as appropriate.
Records Clerk and Miscellaneous Functions:
  • Performs a variety of tasks in records/reception area such as transcribing police reports, extracting information from police reports and entering data for crime analysis, enters and retrieves information from computer database.
  • Maintain primary responsibility for the NCIC computer terminal, extracting information from police reports and entering data for crime analysis, enters and retrieves information from a computer database and maintains responsibility for the NCIC computer terminal.
  • Report UCR and NIBRS on a monthly basis. Handle walk-in complaints and nonemergency dispatch. Perform general filing tasks.
  • Manage records and release records when necessary. Prepare the monthly police reports.
  • Conduct criminal history and Department of Motor Vehicles checks.
  • Order all forms and supplies for the Police Department.
  • Prepare forms, letters, and documents for the Commander, Chief of Police, and other department personnel as directed.
  • Enter Daily Activity forms for all officers. Prepare and maintain certificates. Prepare Training Skills information as directed.
  • Maintain criminal logs. Maintain inspections and maintenance files. Create and maintain scheduling files as needed.
  • Register sex offenders and maintain list thereof.
  • Release vehicles as directed.
  • Issue dog licenses.
  • Must have, or have the ability to obtain, Notary Public certification.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Chief of Police


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:
  • Previous experience working in records or evidence management in a police setting.
  • Ability to work varied hours.
  • Working knowledge of police and court systems.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures regarding property/evidence collection and storage.
  • Ability to work with the public on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with police officers, supervisors, other Town employees, and the general public.
  • Working knowledge of Federal / State laws regarding search and seizure of physical evidence.
  • Working knowledge of fingerprinting and other procedures/techniques used to collect and preserve physical evidence of crime scene investigations.
  • Ability to use computers and computer aided technology.
  • Ability to attend various training schools and pass/maintain required certifications.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and complete reports.
  • Ability exercise initiative, professional judgment, and to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of investigations and corresponding involved evidence.
  • Skill to develop and maintain working relationships with department personnel, other law enforcement and government agencies, crime labs, and District Attorney’s
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Associates degree or some college preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in police records / evidence management or related field preferred.
  • A working knowledge of police and court systems, and ability to work varied hours.
  • Applicants must be able to successfully pass a thorough background investigation to access CCIC and NCIC.
  • Must be CCIC & NCIC Certified within three months of employment.
  • Must maintain CCIC/NCIC re-certification testing every two years.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record.

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Posted: December 4, 2018

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