Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Salary: $3,903.00 - $4,686.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: May 27, 2019

You MAY be assigned to the CSPD (Colorado Springs Police Department) Impound Lot or the CSPD's Evidence Unit. In this position, you will collect/manage evidence, property, and items scheduled for destruction and provide technical support to the Supervisor.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

Evidence Unit Technician
  • Retrieve and transport evidence, property, and items for destruction from/to all police divisions
  • Ensure all required information corresponds with the information in the EvidenceOnQ system during the evidence intake process and that a barcode label is attached; check label information and the evidence tracking system for completeness
  • Scan evidence and property into storage locations; enter data and maintain all evidence and records for strict chain-of-custody accountability
  • Process items requested by officers, detectives, the Crime Laboratory, DAs (District Attorney's) Office, and outside agencies
  • Inspect firearms before storage; verify serial numbers; and ensure weapons are unloaded, properly marked, and packaged
  • Identify proper storage locations for various types of items, including flammable lockers, refrigerators, freezers, firearms, and narcotics as well as general storage
  • Prepare evidence boxes for the safe storage of evidence for each homicide case
  • Store evidence and personal property in a manner that promotes item integrity and security
  • Protect stored items against damage/deterioration/loss/tampering in a manner that poses no hazards to persons or cross-contamination with other objects
  • Process owner notifications on released evidence and personal property; prepare personal property for release; verify identity and/or proper documentation for release of evidence or property; and document history of evidence or property regarding release or disposition
  • Assist with the destruction of contraband, firearms, and other items designated for destruction
  • Prepare and transport evidence to and from CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation)
  • Answer phones and respond to emails; make citizen appointments to retrieve personal property; provide information to CSPD personnel, DA's office, and the public
  • Perform evidence/personal property disposition in strict accordance with local, state, and federal laws and established policies; schedule appointments for customers; and conduct appointments for the release of property and firearms to citizens
  • Testify in court
Impound Lot Technician
  • Ensure that all required vehicle information from the Impound Car Card corresponds with the information entered into the Impound Tracking and EvidenceOnQ Systems
  • Take into custody evidence and property (primarily impounded vehicles) impounded for preservation and safekeeping; release evidence and property in accordance with city, state, and federal laws and CSPD policies and procedures
  • Verify all vehicle information at point of intake; check vehicle identification numbers for accuracy
  • Inventory vehicles, search for ownership paperwork, and document safety hazards
  • Check vehicle and case information in the NCIC database, State Department of Motor Vehicles database, and EvidenceOnQ; correct errors
  • Prepare and process all paperwork required by law for impound notification, evidence notification, and auction or release disposition; verify validity of all ownership paperwork prior to release
  • Legally dispose of vehicles through the facilitation of impound auctions, including working some required overtime
  • Scan and file all documents to meet records retention guidelines
  • Document vehicle/personal property damages and secure sensitive/valuable items
  • Contact an officer for hazardous or illegal items; remove sensitive items such as narcotics, money, or weapons from vehicles
  • Research evidentiary release documents by reviewing case files, court notes, evidence retention laws and policies; coordinate with officers and the prosecuting agency to ensure appropriate authorization to release
  • Maintain a safe and secure facility for the protection of employees, customers, and the public; escort all non-law enforcement personnel on lot, including tow truck drivers, citizens, and insurance appraisers
  • Collect fees from customers and process daily deposits
  • Provide support to outside agencies, including local, state, and federal law-enforcement personnel, fire departments, county coroner, and private tow and insurance companies

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:
  • Methods and techniques of filing and record-keeping
  • Established safety procedures related to safe lifting, handling biological/blood contaminants, sharp objects, and firearms
  • Basic police operations and protocol
  • Principles and practices of property and evidence custody
Ability to:
  • Multi-task with an attention to detail; and provide excellent customer service in often tense situations
  • Interpret and understand changing policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Conduct extensive research utilizing multiple databases and software systems
  • Remain up-to-date on evidence handling practices and policies
  • Maintain and update a variety of files and records
  • Use modern office technology, including various supporting software and databases
Successful candidate will have:
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of full-time clerical or administrative support experience
  • Possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
  • Possess, or obtain within three months of hire, NCIC/CCIC (National Crime Information Center/Colorado Crime Information Center) certification
  • Possess or obtain within three months of hire Department of Transportation Hazmat certification
Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:
  • Experience working a law enforcement or other criminal justice setting
  • Experience handling police evidence
  • Critical thinking skills
Specialized Computer Equipment and Software:
  • Microsoft Office and NCIC (National Crime Information Center), evidence tracking system, and various court databases.
Additional Information
  • Physical Demands: The ability to lift up to 30 pounds overhead is required.
  • Environmental Conditions: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel and possible exposure to extreme weather conditions, dust, noise, vibrations, and biohazards.
  • The job offer will be contingent upon successful completion of a polygraph examination, extensive background check, and other pre-employment assessments.
  • Applicants that have used marijuana within 18 months from the date of their application submission will not be eligible for hire.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 14, 2019


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