Employment Opportunity

Evidence Custodian

Lewiston Police Department, Lewiston, Idaho

Salary: $45,190.00 - $58,331.58 Annually

Final Filing Date: August 15, 2021

Under the direction of the Support Services Section Captain, perform evidence processing and control, instruction in the areas of evidence; assist in crime scene investigation as assigned. Receive, store, release evidence, and maintain security of property. Perform related work as required.

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Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
  • Store and inventory evidence; prepare evidence for laboratory examination; maintain related records.
  • Assist in crime scene investigations as assigned; collect evidence and process crime scenes; photograph the crime scene as required.
  • Testify in court regarding fingerprint, photographs, crime scene investigation and evidence control.
  • Operate a variety of equipment and machines including a computer, telephone, fingerprint equipment and camera
  • Communicate with appropriate City personnel and outside organizations to discuss evidence, lab results and criminal cases, and to exchange information, coordinate activities, and resolve issues or conflicts.
  • Respond to discovery requests to include audio, video, phone calls, and other information to prosecutors and defense attorneys; communicating with them regarding court preparation of discovery items.
  • Responsible for packaging and mailing evidence to State laboratories; receive and enter into evidence upon its return. Maintain and account for chain of custody of evidence coming into the property rooms.
  • Prepare unwanted or unclaimed property for transfer to a contracted auction agency. Works with Prosecutors both city and county for legal return or destruction of property/evidence to citizens.
  • Fingerprint Citizens for licenses, visa, passports etc.
  • Instruct classes in the collection of evidence, crime scene investigation and photography.
  • Perform related Duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school, a minimum of two years of experience in a police department or a law enforcement environment, which consists of experience using the Spillman Computer System is preferred.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Through proper training and education obtain certification from the International Association for Property and Evidence.
  • Ability to pass an intensive background investigation including polygraph, psychological evaluation and drug screening.
Knowledge & Abilities:
  • Police Department’s mission, objectives and operations.
  • Police Department rules, regulations and policies.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Operation of a personal computer for data entry techniques for record maintenance and proper documentation procedures.
  • Operation of the Spillman Computer System.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to learn additional technologies and advancements as they occur.
  • Idaho State Code, Federal laws, and City of Lewiston Code.
  • Software utilized by LPD, such as Axon, evidence.com, Gov QA, etc.
  • Collect and compile date and information for inclusion in reports.
  • Generate reports and maintain records.
  • Meet schedules and timelines, sometimes with short notice.
  • Work confidentially and with discretion.
Working Conditions:
  • Office environment, with the potential for call out and exposure to crime scenes, potential hazardous chemicals, scents and smells associated with crime scenes, drug activity and biohazards in the handling of evidence.
  • Physical activities include sitting and viewing a computer monitor for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist, and hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information with others.

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Posted: July 21, 2021

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