Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

Moss Point Police Department, Moss Point, Mississippi

Salary: $26,000 - $30,000 per year

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Evidence Technician receives, stores, logs, retrieves and disposes of evidence and property. Employee is also responsible for collecting evidence at major crime scenes which may require the Technician to be called out to crime scenes after hours.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Receives, reviews, catalogs, marks documents and stores submitted property and evidence. The technician is responsible for maintaining the evidence files and upkeep of the evidence room.
  • Technician safeguards integrity of chain-of-custody and other records by using established systems and protocol.
  • Assists in preparing evidence for court by preparing written investigative reports.
  • Responds to a subpoena to bring evidence to court and may testify in court if presence is warranted.
  • Evaluates the value of evidence and unclaimed property
  • Dispose and disperse evidence according to departmental rules and regulations.
  • Protects confidential and sensitive documents.
  • Works closely with law enforcement when releasing evidence.
  • Conducts monthly inventory of property.
  • Properly destroy firearms, drugs, drug paraphernalia and all other illegal items in accordance to State and Federal regulations.
  • Responds to inquiries from victims, suspects and attorneys regarding their personal property.
  • Coordinates the transfer of unclaimed property for departmental use or arrange for sale at auctions as appropriate.
  • Prepare reports and maintains accurate records.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

Requirements:

EDUCATION
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
  • A college degree with an accredited university is preferred with the emphases on forensic studies.
  • The evidence technician must have knowledge of crime scene investigations either through experience or education.
EXPERIENCE
  • It is recommended that the employee have knowledge of proper procedures and standards regarding the custody of evidence used in police investigations.
  • Knowledge of effective, efficient record keeping, and evidence storing procedures.
CERTIFICATION
  • Must possess a valid Mississippi driver's license.
  • Able to successfully graduate from an approved forensic academy.
  • Training specific for evidence handling and processing.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Including but are not limited to the following:
  • The ability to use correct grammar; read, speak, spell and punctuation as relevant to the English language.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Able to speak effectively in public to large groups.
  • Able to perform basic math equations.
  • Able to analyze functions of the position and apply knowledge and understanding to confidential information.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: October 7, 2020

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