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Police Property Officer II

La Mesa Police Department, La Mesa, California

Salary: $49,420.80 - $60,070.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

To perform a variety of clerical and technical duties involved in receiving, securing, safeguarding, preserving, managing and disposing of police property, evidence, and supplies; to maintain an inventory of evidence submitted to the department; to ensure the safe and careful handling of evidence; train the Property Officer I; and to protect the integrity of evidence through the judicial process.

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Key Responsibilities: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  • Manage the overall daily operations of the property room.
  • Collect, receive, process, store, secure, safeguard and preserve property evidence, photographic evidence, and video evidence items recovered by or submitted to the Police Department; issue receipts for all items submitted.
  • Ensure security of evidence and property; maintain claim of custody for evidence; transport property and evidence to labs for special testing, to court for hearings/trials, and/or to storage.
  • Maintain accurate records and logs of all evidence; record disposition of evidence; classify evidence into a variety of categories; assist Police Officers in completing inventory of impounded evidence.
  • Coordinate the destruction and disposal of obsolete and unclaimed evidence as authorized; release items to rightful owner or for court proceedings; periodically dispose of weapons and narcotics; prepare associated reports.
  • Testify in court regarding handling of evidence.
  • Work with staff to develop, maintain, and modify inventory and security procedures of police property, evidence, and supplies.
  • Be available to assist at crime scene investigations both on duty and after hours.
  • Train the Property Officer I in the property evidence and processing procedures.
  • Administrator of the evidence tracking system.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Specialized training in evidence control, property and records management, or a related field is desirable. Must successfully complete a "field evidence technician" course, as a condition of probation, within 18 months of appointment.
  • Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in a law enforcement or criminal justice setting. Experience in the receipt, storage and disposition of evidence and property is desirable.
  • License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

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Posted: April 7, 2021

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