Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Houston Police Department, Houston, Texas

Salary: $12.69 - $21.88 Hourly

Final Filing Date: November 12, 2019

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Performs specialized clerical and technical work related to the record keeping, custody and control of property and evidence.
  • Performs inventory control of evidence and property by maintaining a computer database and/or other records of property and evidence.
  • Preserves physical evidence in criminal investigations (such as guns, narcotics and cash) and safeguards evidence and other property to ensure evidence is preserved for examination and court presentation.
  • Prepare boxes or envelopes of properties to be inventoried.
  • Provides for and maintains records of the release and/or disposal of evidence property in accordance with department policies.
  • Release sexual assault kits and other property of evidence to the Crime Lab upon request.
  • Prepare chain of custody paperwork to issue and receive weapons.
  • Order and maintains supplies for the booking of evidence, and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time.


  • Requires a high school diploma or GED.
  • Requires one year of experience in warehousing, shipping and receiving, bookkeeping & inventory control or a related field, preferably in law enforcement and/or a high security environment.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving.
  • Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

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Posted: November 6, 2019

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