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Police Property & Evidence Technician

Bryan Police Department, Bryan, Texas

Salary: Hiring Range $15.10-$16.50 per hour (depending on qualifications)

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Performs responsible administrative duties in carrying out the function of custody, care and control of all City-owned Police Department property; administers and controls, transports or tows, and stores contraband, found stolen property, found property and evidence.

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Duties:

Essential Job Functions
  • Receives and processes property and evidence submitted for holding, which includes: receiving evidence from lockers, overflow area, evidence refrigerator, bike pound, or directly from Officers; reviewing property sheets for accuracy against submitted evidence; photographing evidence submitted; packing property and evidence utilizing established preservation techniques; bar coding sheets and packages for easy access and location; completing chain of custody on property and evidence sheets; and/or performing other related activities.
  • Under established guidelines, stores and maintains strict control over all property and evidence received and processed.
  • Maintains photographs, which includes: downloading photographs taken of processed property and evidence; saving photographs to computerized system for later retrieval; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Prepares evidence for submittal and return to and from the department lab, which includes: completing required lab submittal paperwork; locating and collecting paperwork and evidence being submitted to the lab; completing chain of custody entries for evidence to preserve the integrity of the evidence; copying paperwork and forwarding to appropriate Division; matching evidence with corresponding property sheets and lab analysis reports; relocating evidence to proper storage location; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Maintains the bike pound, which includes: keeping a running inventory of bikes; organizing items to ensure timely disposal of bikes; creating applicable motions for Judge's signature; coordinating the disposal of bikes with applicable internal department; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Disposes of property and evidence, utilizing established guidelines and laws, which includes performing applicable research. Prepares for the destruction of drugs and paraphernalia.
  • Processes evidence requests from Officers, Investigators, Attorneys, and/or other interested parties, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and guidelines.
  • Releases property to citizens, which includes: validating that property is eligible for release; confirming the identity of parties retrieving property; locating and moving property for release; updating property sheets showing release of property; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Maintains property and evidence Standard Operating Procedures, logs, forms, databases, and automated computer tracking system. Prepares records and logs of property and evidence activities.
  • Appears in court to testify on the handling and chain of custody of evidence processed.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Responds regularly and promptly to work.

Requirements:

Minimum Education & Experience Required:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • At least four (4) years of work experience in a criminal justice field or work experience involving inventory control, administrative, clerical or other similar responsibilities.
Preferred:
  • Prior training, education, and or/experience with handling of law enforcement evidence.
  • Experience with crime scene processing and evidence collection.
Note:
  • Equivalent combinations of education, experience and training may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to:
  • Learn and display thorough knowledge of property and evidence standards, laws and best practices.
  • Learn the departmental system in order to accurately, input, identify, and track the status and transactions of all items.
  • Use spreadsheet and word processing applications (Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook) a variety of routine to moderately complex documents and reports.
  • Organize workload; establish priorities; and meet established deadlines.
  • Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and files.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Abide by City and department administrative directives, policies and procedures.
  • Provide management with sound, positive advice and information concerning incumbent's area of responsibility.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and to communicate effectively with the public and other required entities.
Skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong public contact and customer service skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, problem-solving and time-management skills.
Special Requirements, Licenses and Certifications
  • Texas Class C driver's license with a good driving record as measured by the City's evaluation system.
Physical Demands
  • Physical demands include but are not limited to: Sitting, talking, hearing, seeing, standing, walking, climbing, balancing, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, driving; using hands and fingers to operate office equipment and machines; and occasionally lifting and/or moving objects up to and including 50 pounds.
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lighted and temperature-controlled working environment. At times, work will be done in the field where there is potential exposure to inclement weather, noise, road hazards, airborne particles, fumes and hazardous physical substances.
Equipment
  • Work shall be performed with tools, appliances and equipment approved by those agencies and bodies that have control, authority or approval of the design working ranges or limitations of those items; the employee has the responsibility to conform to those ranges and limitations.
  • Equipment may include but is not limited to: Multi-line telephone, computer, printer, fax, copier, scanner, calculator and vehicle.

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Posted: January 8, 2021

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