Employment Opportunity


Property and Evidence Technician

Bedford Police Department, Bedford, Texas

Salary: $37,010.06 - $52,711.98 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Receives, maintains and/or releases property and evidence for the Police Department. Prepares documents for collection, preservation and disposition for all property and evidence; and arranges for transportation, analysis and destruction and/or disposition of property and evidence. Presents court orders to the judge and provides criminal covet testimony when applicable.

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Duties:

  • Receives and inspects all incoming property and evidence into the Property room to ensure proper packaging, proper entry of items. and confirm receipt of all property logged in by officers. Place property items in appropriate storage locations on a daily basis.
  • Releases property and evidence to detectives/investigators, police officers, and/or crime scene technicians in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures, for trial or for the purpose of processing evidence, following proper chain of custody procedures.
  • Prepares and presents court orders to court of jurisdiction for disposition of property either by auction, donation, city inventory or destruction.
  • Maintains property room paperwork by making entry into computer system, and attaches documents into electronic case.
  • Responsible for entry of property dispositions and court dispositions into computer system.
  • Makes notification to owners to claim property upon receipt of proof of ownership, Court Order, and/or as allowed by law.
  • Identify and prepare property for destruction in accordance with state laws and Departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provides criminal court testimony regarding evidence when applicable.
  • Transports evidence to, forensic laboratories and the Medical Examiner's office on a regular basis while maintaining proper chain of custody of said evidence.
  • Conducts annual inventory of property room, and participates in routine audits.
  • Orders packaging supplies, prints photos, and makes copies of DVD/CD's for District Attorney's office, Records Division and Criminal Investigations Division.
  • May perform other assignments and handle special projects, as required.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required as well as the ability to get along with others in a professional and cordial manner.
  • Schedules property hearings with the Courts for the return of weapons regarding mental detentions. Notifies owner of hearings by certified mail, and prepares required paperwork.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 35 wpm. Working knowledge of computer applications.
  • Working knowledge of laws governing property and evidence.
  • Working knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.

Requirements:

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • One-year of college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Valid Texas Driver's License.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: February 6, 2020

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