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Property/Evidence Technician

Marble Falls Police Department, Marble Falls, Texas

Salary: $18.01 - $25.92 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Providing various police service activities, including performing identification services to the police department, serving as the custodian of property, completing police reports, providing community services, and performing public and community relations. Processes crime scenes including, but not limited to, processing for fingerprints and photography.

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Duties:

Primary duties include crime scene investigations, collection of evidence, maintaining primary care, custody and control of the Marble Falls Police Department Evidence and Property Room, public speaking and addressing any community groups on any requested issue. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Receives, documents, categorizes and stores property or evidence impounded through processing crime scenes or by police employees; Includes packaging of evidence, preparing evidence tags, logging information into the computer, ensuring chain of custody is maintained, and storing property/evidence in the evidence locker;
  • Processes crime scenes including, but not limited to, processing for fingerprints and photography;
  • Collection, security, and analysis of evidence to include, but not limited to, processing for fingerprints using various methods and facilitating fingerprint comparison of evidence and known suspects either as a trained expert or through contracted experts;
  • Attending autopsies;
  • Maintain care, custody and control of evidence and property;
  • Highly organized and knowledgeable of property management, and stays informed and up to date on Texas Property Laws;
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of all evidence and/or property received and disposed;
  • Monitor the status of cases involving property and/or evidence and tracking all seized and found property, until such property is returned to the owner or disposed of, according to law;
  • Complete and file destruction papers with the appropriate courts;
  • Disposal of evidence and/or property through the appropriate methods as ordered by the courts;
  • Releases property/evidence to patrol officers, investigators, and other agencies for presentation in court cases;
  • Transports evidence to the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Austin and/or any other appropriate Laboratory for analysis;
  • Orders and maintains evidence supplies for the Department;
  • Fingerprinting for both civilian and law enforcement purposes;
  • Testify in court regarding chain of custody procedures;
  • Scheduling and attending property hearings;
  • Assist in training other department employees as needed;
  • Performs other duties as assigned;
  • Require the highest degree of individual integrity, dependability and trustworthiness in the collection and processing of property and evidence, which involves preserving and protecting the integrity and chain of custody of all evidence recovered from crime scenes and criminal investigations until a proper court disposition is reached;

Requirements:

EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED: -
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • A valid Texas driver’s license
  • Two (2) years experience in related field or a combination of experience and training preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to drive a vehicle and transport self from site to site; Ability to work in seasonal temperatures;
  • May be exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, diseases, fumes and odors;
  • Sufficient physical strength and stamina to lift up to 50 pounds, and drag, pull and push up to 100 pounds while placing and removing property and evidence onto and from shelves;
  • Ability to climb and crawl into high and/or small spaces in order to obtain property or photograph areas;
  • May be required to travel out of town to attend training school/seminars, deliver evidence, or testify in court
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Training
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, laws, City policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and updates regarding criminal activity and identification techniques;
  • Good driving skills and knowledge of the use and care of specialized equipment;
  • Ability to analyze data, identify patterns of criminal activity and develop preventative courses of action;
  • Ability to develop and complete a variety of written reports;
  • Knowledge of filing, indexing, typing, and computer data entry;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with peers, other law enforcement agencies, judicial officials and the general public.

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Posted: October 5, 2021


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