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Property Room Evidence Specialist

Carolina Beach Police Department, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Salary: $17.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: May 23, 2021

An employee in this class performs specialized work associated with the receiving, tracking, handling, processing, storage, safekeeping and proper disposal of all evidence and property in the control and custody of the Police Department. Work is supervised by a Police Lieutenant and is evaluated on the basis of attainment of individual performance objectives, adherence to applicable laws, regulations and department policy, observation of work in progress, and feedback from staff and the public. Work is classified as Safety Sensitive.

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Illustrative Examples of Work
  • Receives, secures, stores, and disposes of evidence and property in accordance with State and Federal laws and departmental procedures.
  • Transports and/or mails and receives evidence and reports to/from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Wilmington Police Department, and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department or others as directed by a court order. Transports by hand all sexual assault kits and receives all returned evidence from SBI Lab in Raleigh, NC.
  • Conducts research on property/evidence for destruction, sale and/or conversion to town use and disposes of items in accordance with state regulations.
  • Regulates and maintains police department drug drop off collection safe. Collects discarded prescription drugs from collection safe on a weekly basis. Works in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Operation Medicine Drop. Collects, places into evidence, and destroys discarded drugs per the SBI procedure.
  • Coordinates the Town’s participation in the New Hanover County semi-annual drug collection event held in April and October of each year.
  • Conducts inventories/audits in accordance with Police Department policies and procedures.
  • Maintains evidence retention dates and legal time frames and ensures compliance with regulations.
  • Preserves, examines, and secures evidence; documents all handling of evidence and property; maintains activity logs and generates reports as needed.
  • Releases items to authorized parties within the scope of authority and legal documents that dictate the return of evidence in police custody to the lawful owner.
  • Appears in court with requested evidence. Maintains chain of custody of evidence during court proceedings. Testifies in court as required.
  • Verifies stolen property and weapons through the use of local, state and national computer systems to determine eligibility status of person(s) requesting return of weapons.
  • Attends mandated classes and seminars for property evidence management including updated legal requirements and best practices for property room maintenance and evidence disposition guidelines.
  • Operates a court approved Evidence Burn Barrel for destruction of illegal drugs by direct court order.
  • Deposits all currency received as property evidence into a designated bank account within the city limits of Carolina Beach. Prepares checks from designated bank account to disperse collected funds as required by court order.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Physical Requirements, Working Conditions
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and directives pertaining to evidence security, retention and release
  • Considerable knowledge of evidence and property related computer systems and programs
  • Considerable knowledge of the forms, terminology, methods and procedures used in a municipal police department
  • Knowledge of the operations of personal computers, printers, and imaging devices
  • Skilled in record management with the ability to store and locate items after decades in Police custody
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidentiality of law enforcement information
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, governmental officials, and the general public
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision and make routine decisions in accordance with rules, laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies


Physical Requirements
  • Work is classified as light requiring the employee to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical requirements consist of driving, climbing, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking and repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and fingers for typing and operation of standard office equipment.
  • Visual acuity is required to operate a vehicle, read materials and operate computer terminals and other office equipment.
  • Work may require some physical requirements of a different category depending on specific work assignments.
Working Conditions
  • Work is primarily performed indoors, and noise level is usually quiet.
  • The potential for personal danger is based on direct contact with persons who may be irate, hostile, or aggressive.
  • Employee has exposure to illegal drugs and their cutting agents.
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment is required when handling substances and burning narcotics.

Education/Experience/Special Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or GED; an Associate’s degree in business administration, criminal justice, or related field of study is desired.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in general office work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides for the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Prior law enforcement and/or military service is preferred
Special Requirements
  • Employment subject to a full background investigation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Employee required to successfully complete the NIMS course work applicable to the position within one year

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