Employment Opportunity

Property & Evidence Specialist

Edina Police Department, Edina, Minnesota

Salary: $22.99 - $28.74 Hourly

Final Filing Date: June 20, 2019

The primary function of this job is receiving, storing, managing and controlling the handling of recovered or seized property for the Edina Police Department. Incumbents in this job also perform the responsibilities of the Records Specialist- Police, on a part time basis, when not engaged in property and evidence duties. The Property and Evidence Specialist is responsible for providing a variety of functions for the administrative, patrol and investigative divisions of the Police Department, as well as City facilities, other government agencies and the public.

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Receives and fully documents all incoming property and evidence.
  • Ensures that incoming property/evidence is packaged properly and in accordance with agency standards;
  • Knows and applies Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (HCSO)Crime Lab standards for packaging and processing biological and latent evidence;
  • Meets with all new officers to educate them on packaging requirements.
Provides for maintenance and security of three property storage areas.
  • Ensures adequate security and storage environments are maintained for Property Room and ancillary storage facilities;
  • Limits access to authorized individuals and maintains logs of all access;
  • Maintains and purchases equipment, packaging supplies and testing kits.
Stores property/evidence to maintain chain of custody and protect it from contamination, theft or loss.
  • Records location of all incoming property and evidence into a tracking system;
  • Coordinates interim releases and returns of evidence for court, crime lab analysis and investigative use;
  • Maintains and provides tracking documentation to ensure integrity of evidence and protect chain of custody.
  • Serves as liaison for property and evidence matters between the agency and other Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies.
  • Identifies and researches case dispositions;utilizes county and State informational system for case dispositions;
  • Follows-up, receives and disseminates BCA Crime Lab reports and documents evidence records.
Works with the Investigative Division, County and City Attorneys to obtain required authorizations for eventual property release/disposal.
  • Arranges for destruction and/or disposal of property;
  • Notifies property owners to arrange for release of property;
  • Verifies ownership and completes release forms;
  • Assembles and logs property for public auction, coordinating logistics with the auction company;
  • Ensures receipt of auction proceeds and complete documentation.
  • Provides backup to Records Specialist- Police as necessary.
  • Performs other duties and activities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of prior office experience including customer service, or equivalent.
  • Some prior experience with Word and Excel software is required, as is the ability to type 50-60 words per minute.
  • Ability to obtain International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE) Certification within one year is required.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Some post-secondary education in Criminal Justice or related and advanced Word and Excel experience is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Desirable for Successful Job Performance:
  • Knowledge of the Data Practices Act that governs dissemination of information to the public;
  • The ability to perform work requiring a high degree of concentration and judgment in interpreting practices and procedures to solve problems;
  • The ability to work independently to prioritize work requests as well as establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with superior and subordinate personnel;
  • The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form as well as tactfully and courteously with the public and City staff;
  • The ability to maintain the highest level of integrity due to the importance of being able to withstand challenges in court to the proper handling of evidence;
  • Skilled in the operation of current computer office products;
  • Demonstrates the desired standard of conduct and work performance including confidentiality and privacy requirements of the department;

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Posted: June 6, 2019

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