Employment Opportunity

Property Room Technician

Baytown Police Dwepartment, Baytown, Texas

Salary: $15.99 - $19.99 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Part-time position

The Property Room Technician is a part-time position that performs administrative duties to support the department's overall mission. Uses/requires office skills to handle: customer service/communications (internal/external), file organization and management, computer skills including data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, and graphics software, mathematical computation, report and letter preparation, and decision making within the scope of responsibility.

Accepts, records, controls evidence/property, and maintains chain of custody for all evidence received. Verifies all property is in the correct case number/location and contacts supervisor and/or officer for property correction. Processes, researches, and sends letters to rightful owners of the property.

Researches police investigative reports and determines disposition of the related evidence or property. Interprets municipal/government code, federal and state statue for the disposal of property. Petitions appropriate court for destruction or forfeiture authorization. Organizes property items ready for disposal and prepares and maintains a database listing those items.

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  • Receives evidence from police officers for processing. Retrieves property from evidence lockers or property room hallway and transports them into the property room, registering them in the computer system, assigning a bar code, preserving and storing them in designated areas. Stores items in filing cabinets, open shelving, storage boxes, and barrels, on the floor or in outside storage areas based on the type of item, its dimensions, and weight. Includes currency, narcotics, biohazards, weapons, documents, DVDs etc. (55% of the workday)
  • Maintains custody controls in computer for evidence and property removed from property room. Researches inactive cases and reviews statute of limitations. Provides customer service to citizens inquiring about property. Assists citizens with returning lost or stolen/recovered items. Coordinates with detectives, patrol and other agencies on evidence being controlled and seeks authorization to release seized items to the rightful owners- to include currency and weapons (20% of the workday)
  • Researches and examines police investigative reports in which charges are present to determine the disposition of related evidence or property. If ownership applies, sends certified correspondence in accordance with state statues and city ordinances explaining owner's legal rights. Decides which course of action to initiate for property not retrieved by owners; auction, destroy, or transfer for departmental use. Retrieves case dispositions and queries property for 'no stolen' status utilizing state, county and municipal automated systems. Verifies property is in assigned location. Interprets and applies information regarding municipal/government code, federal and state statues for disposal of different property types. Tracks the distribution and receipt of motions by maintaining an information spreadsheet.(15% of the workday)
  • Replenishes evidence supplies. Maintains the cleanliness of all property room locations. Accepts packages for police, court, and dispatch.(5% of the workday)
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.(5% of the workday)


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • One year related experience.
  • Experienced in computer operations – Microsoft Windows.
  • Justice Information Management System – JIMS Certification must be completed within 6 months of hire date.
  • Valid Driver's license with acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility
  • Two years experience in police evidence and property control policies and procedures.
  • Training in law enforcement computer systems:JIMS, TLETS, NCIC/TCIC.

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Posted: November 5, 2019

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