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Property and Evidence Supervisor

Goodyear Police Department, Goodyear, Arizona

Salary: $53,017.64 - $78,705.38 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 17, 2021

The City of Goodyear's Police Department is looking for a Property & Evidence Supervisor to join the team. This position will supervise and manage the appropriate storing of criminal evidence, found property, impounded vehicles and other property, and will manage and supervise the identification and collection of evidence from crime scenes. Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the functions of the team within the Property and Evidence section of the Police Department. Safeguard and maintain the integrity of all police evidence/property in accordance with state laws, City Ordinances and departmental policies and procedures. Prepare and implement the budget for the property and evidence section; forecast the need for additional staffing, equipment, and materials; monitor and control expenditures; develop and evaluate recommendations for changes in policies, procedures, and practices through proposal and/or reports; plan, coordinate, assign, and supervise the work of team members; prepare, create, and facilitate performance evaluations.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 5 years of supervisory experience in the field of property/evidence management in a law enforcement setting and be familiar with New World Law Enforcement Records Management System (LERMS). The ideal candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to write reports and conduct complex inventory audits and have an Associate's Degree.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Communicates with city employees and the general public by receiving and returning property and evidence; handling inquires or complaints; instructing and training subordinates and police officers; preparing documents; and interacting with outside agencies.
  • Supervises impounded property by reviewing work products and ensuring compliance with all standards and procedures; inspecting evidence submitted to ensure proper packaging and compliance with prescribed safety standards; supervising impounded property for destruction and/or auctions as authorized; performing warrant checks on individuals; sorting and filing property records; and performing physical inventories of evidence.
  • Manages crime scene and property officer personnel, equipment and supplies by supervising and evaluating the work of subordinate personnel; prioritizing and assigning work to subordinate personnel; resolving procedural and other work-related problems; maintaining a supply inventory checklist; ensuring equipment is working and in good order; recommending improvements; and preparing and implementing the budget for the property and evidence section.
  • Maintains administrative functions for the technology systems by overseeing the maintenance and workings of the AFIS systems, DIMS system and IRECORD system; researching new methods and techniques; ensuring appropriate employee access; and overseeing repair and maintenance projects.
  • Provides additional assistance to the patrol and investigations division by responding to major scenes to supervise and perform photography, process and collect evidence. Manages and trains the collection and storage of evidence and digital evidence such as audio interviews, video interviews, photographs and in-car camera videos using technology systems such as Digital Image Management System, Automated Fingerprint Identification System and Record system.
12 Month Objectives
  • Obtain level B Terminal Operator certificate through Department of Public Safety
  • Successful completion of at least one industry standard certification through the International Association of Property and Evidence (IAPE) to include their supervisory class – Evidence Management for Supervisors
  • Complete all annual training as required by the city and police department
  • Proficiency in using Public Safety New World Law Enforcement Records system
  • Familiarize yourself with City and Police policy and procedures as it applies to this position
  • Coach/mentor direct reports and monitor ongoing achievement of performance goals
  • Meet 1:1 with all direct reports employees and other peers/leaders within department
  • Become familiar with staff, workload assignments and processes.


  • Formal Education/Knowledge: Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.
  • Experience: Minimum three years of experience in a related field.
  • Certifications and Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License.
  • Reading: Work requires the ability to read reports, correspondence, software manuals, management books, trade journals, and policies at a college level.
  • Math: Work requires the ability to perform general and advanced math calculations, including calculating distances and creating charts at a college level.
  • Writing: Work requires the ability to write memos, letters, reports, e-mail, correspondence with customers, policies, and bulletins at a college level.
  • Managerial: Semi-complex – Work requires supervising and monitoring performance of a regular group of employees including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions.
  • Policy/Decision Making: Significant - The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts may be reviewed prior to being finalized.
  • Technical Skills: Broad Application - Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills: High – Interactions may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may also involve stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.

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Posted: April 5, 2021

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