Employment Opportunity

Evidence and Property Technician

Santa Paula Police Department, Santa Paula, California

Salary: $33,176.00 - $40,331.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 24, 2021

Under the general supervision performs a wide variety of specialized law enforcement support duties related to receiving, storing, disposing and releasing of police evidence information, data and property.

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  • Receive, package and process all items taken into evidence each day; bar code and enter evidence items into records management system; update and maintain evidence tracking system to reflect chain of custody for each item when removed from property and evidence room; maintain evidence room integrity and security; ensure compliance with current laws and policy.
  • Prepare, process, facilitate and document all narcotics and weapons booked for destruction; properly track, document and report all destroyed firearms; ensure compliance with current laws and policy.
  • Prepare, check out, and release evidence to appropriate persons; run reports to audit status of evidence in officer's possession; track property on-loan and checked out to the lab or the District Attorney's Office.
  • Enter, update and track property and evidence through records management system; transfer, audit and update into CLETS/NCIS.
  • Prepares and send notifications to owners of property to be returned; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public concerning release of property.
  • Assist in preparing a variety of evidence and property related documents and reports.
  • Conducts research of stolen property to identify the disposition on cases, to find identity addresses of victims and suspects and to determine the disposition of evidence in accordance with current laws.
  • Assist other agencies, including District Attorney's Office with requests for service.
  • Conduct routine inventory and audits of all items in the property and evidence room.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Specialized training in criminal justice or related field highly desirable; and
  • One year of responsible clerical or technical experience in a law enforcement agency is required.
License; Certificates; Special Requirements:
  • A valid class C California driver's license.
  • Type at a rate of 45 net words per minute.
  • Work may be required on variable shifts, weekends and holidays.
Knowledge of:
  • Legal guidelines, regulations, laws and procedures governing confidentiality, security and processing law enforcement related records; police terminology and law enforcement codes; current Federal and State laws, and Police Department policies and procedures governing maintenance and release of public records; principles of record keeping and law enforcement codes; principles of record keeping and automated information systems; offices practices, procedures and standard office machines and equipment, including computer systems; correct English usage, including punctuation and spelling; principles of customer service.
Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures; maintain a variety of records and prepare reports of moderate complexity; learn, interpret and apply rules, regulations and instructions; maintain confidentiality in stressful situations; analyze situations appropriately and take an effective course of action; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effectively organize and prioritize own work assignments to work within guidelines; process a wide range of detailed paperwork and data in accordance with specific procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Physical and Environmental Demands
  • Prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities; grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in preparing reports and other communications and entering data using a computer. Additionally, the position requires near vision in reading on the computer, and acute hearing is required when providing phone service and communicating in person. The need to lift, drag, and push files weighing up to 25 pounds also is required.

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Posted: December 19, 2020

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