Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Sherburne County Sheriff's Department, Elk River, Minnesota

Salary: $19.11 - $26.76 Hourly

Final Filing Date: January 16, 2019

Responsible for coordinating and managing the daily evidence and property function within the Sheriff's Department Evidence and Property Unit with the primary goal of maintaining the "chain of custody" of evidence and property that enters into the control of the Sheriff's Department.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Receive, Inventory, and Maintain chain of custody of property and evidence submitted by Department Personnel. Log each item of evidence into computer using barcoding system. Assign property location for each item.
  • Communicate with Officers concerning their evidence submissions.
  • Receive, Inventory, and Secure Abandoned or Found Property and attempt to locate owners of property and return property to rightful owner.
  • Testify in court regarding the integrity of proper storage, preservation, and transportation of evidence.
  • Fingerprint items per the officer's request.
  • Process Paper items for fingerprints using the different chemical processing (ninhydrin, DFO, and Physical Developer) in a laboratory setting.
  • Destroy cleared narcotics, weapons, and bio-hazardous materials.
  • Answer citizen inquiries over the telephone and in person regarding property dispositions;
  • Securely transport evidence to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul for analysis.
  • Communicate with County Attorney requesting approval for the release or destruction of evidence and document response.
  • Communicate with property owners explaining they can obtain their property back with an appointment. Document and follow up response.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Training/experience substantially equivalent to two years criminal justice education and two years of related work experience.
  • Must have high school degree or equivalent and valid MN driver's license.
Supplemental Information
  • Other training which is desirable for the position: Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Capability to interpret Federal and State laws.
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines relating to criminal law and procedures.
  • Training in Latent Fingerprinting Processes, Property Room Management Course thru I.A.P.E. (International Association of Property and Evidence).

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: January 9, 2018

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