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Evidence Control Officer

Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Meriden, Connecticut

Salary: $51,795 - $69,853 per year

Final Filing Date: April 8, 2021

In the Departments of Public Health, State Laboratory and Public Safety, Forensic Science Laboratory this class is accountable for prioritizing and cataloging physical evidence obtained from criminal actions.

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  • Receives and prioritizes evidence according to prioritization schedule; catalogues each piece of evidence; maintains a physical inventory of evidence; ensures chain of custody of evidence; ensures proper storage methods, disposition and record keeping of evidence in accordance with state and federal regulations; acts as liaison with law enforcement and other government agencies regarding submission and/or disposition of evidence; conducts inquiries regarding status of cases for which evidence is on file; may assist in training new employees; performs related duties as required.
  • Knowledge of methods of collection, packaging and preservation of evidence; knowledge of applicable statutes concerning seizure, reporting and disposition of evidence; knowledge of state and federal regulations concerning chain of custody of evidence; knowledge of operations of a high security and/or volume evidence storage facility including access control, storage methods, inventory control, disposition and record keeping; knowledge of methods utilized in analysis of physical evidence; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in preparation of statistical reports.


  • Five (5) years of experience in evidence collection and/or disposition in a laboratory or law enforcement setting.
  • College training in forensic science or other closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in forensic science or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with a variety of constituents, including co-workers and the public.
  • Experience using methods of collection, packaging and preservation of evidence.
  • Experience working in a team atmosphere.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to work flexible hours.
  • In addition to the checking of references and facts in the application a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be conducted before persons are certified for permanent appointment.
  • Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous substances.

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Posted: April 5, 2021

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