Employment Opportunity

Evidence Custodian

West Jordan Police Department, West Jordan, Utah

Salary: $18.77 - $26.73 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled with first review on October 21, 2021

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties related to the preservation and storage of property and evidence; and to ensure that property and evidence are maintained as prescribed by State and Federal law. This position is a merit employee position that has the protections found in Utah Code §10-3-1105(1)(a).

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  • Receive, sort, and secure all property delivered to the evidence room; verify evidence reports against property reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Maintain the security and integrity of the evidence room; preserve the critical chain of evidence; testify in court when subpoenaed.
  • Determine appropriate and lawful disposition of property; release property to officers, property owners, courts, and/or other agencies; release property for sale at public auctions; maintain an accurate accounting of all property transfers and releases.
  • Conduct periodic audits of property inventory; correspond with officers and the general public regarding disposition of property inventory.
  • Take fingerprint impressions of customers for various background and application forms.
  • Sort items to be destroyed; ensure items are destroyed and documentation is completed; update computer information for destroyed items.
  • Handle monies submitted into evidence, safe keeping, or found property.
  • Inspect evidence room inventory and ensure compliance with State and Federal statutes regarding the storage and destruction or sale of property.
  • Coordinate and arrange for the delivery and processing of property and evidence to the State or County crime lab for scientific examination or testing.
  • Maintain records and files related to area of assignment; prepare reports as necessary
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of maintaining and processing evidence and property.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations including administrative and department policies and procedures.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices in evidence collection and storage.
  • Principles and practices used in dealing with the public.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.
Skill with:
  • Operating modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.
  • Operating photographic equipment.
  • Operating a motor vehicle safely.
Ability to:
  • Collect, preserve, label, catalog and store evidentiary items for presentation in criminal proceedings.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Present testimony in court as necessary.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and data.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience: Two years of responsible clerical and/or technical experience in law enforcement support or related field.
  • Education and/or Training: High school diploma or GED.
  • License or Certificate: Valid Utah Driver’s License.
  • Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
    • Work in a standard office environment which includes reaching, bending, sitting, standing, talking, hearing, listening, and lifting up to 20 lbs.; exposure to outdoors, chemicals, and explosive materials; ability to travel to different sites and locations.

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Posted: October 8, 2021

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