Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Issaquah Police Department, Issaquah, Washington

Salary: $25.00 - $40.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Part-Time Non-Regular 8 hours/week

Perform specialized duties pertaining to the collection, recording and safeguarding of property and evidence in support of the Police department. Performs a variety of tasks related to the production of reports detailing information and the recording, safeguarding, and transporting of evidence and found property.

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Essential Functions
  • Receives, inventories, protects and stores a variety of crime scene materials collected for analysis and/or evidence submitted by commissioned personnel for potential litigation or criminal investigation.
  • Provides documented chain of custody for all property/evidence from entry into system until final disposition.
  • Physically transport evidence items to outside labs (WSP, KCAFIS).
  • Initiates property disposal/release procedures including owner identification, location, notification, release and transfer.
  • Purges evidence and recovered property in accordance with applicable laws, for disposition of unclaimed or illegal property.
  • Maintains accurate manual and automated inventory systems and reports of all property and evidence.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public or other departments, including assisting citizens in recovery of stolen and/or confiscated property.
  • Prepare reports for departmental communications
  • May be required to testify in court relative to evidence handling and chain of custody.
  • Evidence processing for retrieval of possible latent prints.
  • Photography of evidence and found property.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED, college degree preferred
  • Five (5) years of work experience in clerical, inventory control, law enforcement record keeping and statistics, police property and evidence preferred
  • Any combination of education, experience and training which provides the candidate with the desired knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job will be considered.
Licenses and Certificates:
  • Must possess a valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire and maintain an insurable driving record as accepted by City standards.
  • Washington State Patrol's ACCESS certification and Washington's Criminal Justice Training Commission's Property and Evidence Technician course must be completed within six months of hire.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Law enforcement functions, operations and practices.
  • Washington State Rules of Evidence and other local and State regulations.
  • Court testifying procedures regarding evidence.
  • Computer application and formatting.
  • Photography (including close-up photography).
  • Evidence processing techniques, collection, packaging and storage.
  • Assist in booking evidence on scene when required.
  • Enter and retrieve statistical data on a computer system.
  • Prepare statistical and narrative reports.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with department staff, other agencies and the general public.
  • Routinely handle property and evidence such as firearms, money, narcotics, bikes, vehicles and biological fluids.
  • Possess excellent attention to detail and understand chain of custody.
  • Work well without supervision.
  • Organize and prioritize varied work assignments.
  • Testify in court regarding evidence.
  • Establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships and demonstrate customer service skills.

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Posted: January 27, 2021

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