Employment Opportunity

Property & Evidence Technician

Buckeye Police Department, Buckeye, Arizona

Salary: $43,430.40 - $60,819.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general supervision, receives, preserves, stores and releases property and evidence in accordance with state laws and City Ordinances.

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  • Receive, package, preserve, log, store, inventory and release supplies, property and evidence to include narcotics, firearms, money, ammunition, explosives, etc. in accordance with state laws and City ordinances. Responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the integrity and proper chain of custody of all evidence and property.
  • Locate property owners by searching computer systems and identifying items using serial numbers and/or other descriptive features.
  • Prepare property and evidence for destruction and/or disposal upon authorization. Process and prepare property for auction.
  • Release property and evidence for court, lab analysis or investigative purposes.
  • Review criminal history checks to determine appropriate release of firearms. Release money to courts for bonds, to owners, or for the City's general fund.
  • Review disposition of criminal cases and make recommendations on disposition of impounded property and evidence. Prepare letters of authorization for disposition of property.
  • Label evidence and property for inventory control and enter information into computerized inventory system. Maintain and secure the property storage room and files on all inventoried property.
  • Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding property dispositions in person and via telephone.
  • Testify in court regarding the integrity of property storage and the preservation of evidence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


Education and Experience:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and one (1) year experience maintaining property and/or evidence in a law enforcement environment. OR any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, to perform the primary duties.
  • Knowledge of the Arizona criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of criminal justice inventory management.
  • Knowledge of criminal rules of evidence pertaining to property.
  • Knowledge of firearms handling and safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures of establishing inventories and warehousing.
  • Knowledge of the principles of record keeping with regard to inventory, property and evidence.
  • Skill in working as a team member with other law enforcement personnel.
  • Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to operate a computerized data entry and retrieval system.
  • Ability to place inventory items in both ascending and descending numerical and/or alpha order.
Special Requirements:
  • Due to the confidential nature of this position, successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation including polygraph and drug screen is required.
  • Must be able to obtain Terminal Operator Certification (administered once hired) within six months of hire and maintain throughout employment.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors, in various law enforcement facilities and standard office environment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

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Posted: June 26, 2020

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