Employment Opportunity

Property Room Technician

Plymouth Police Department, Plymouth, Minnesota

Salary: $29.25 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Opened until filled. The first review of applications will be on Monday, November 8, 2021

Part-Time position.

The Property Room Technician is responsible for the receipt, cataloging, storage, destruction, return and/or proper dispersal of all property that is submitted into the property room by police department staff as found, recovered, confiscated, or as evidence. Maintains and updates the evidence records management system for accurate documentation of all property submitted and the final disposition of the same. Preserves all incoming property from contamination, damage, theft or loss.

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Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Interacts with others in a manner that is professional and inspires open communication
  • Helps to create and maintain a respectful workplace culture and champions diversity and inclusion
Property Room Operations
  • Receipts, catalogs, stores, and properly disposes all property that comes into the possession of the police department as found, recovered, confiscated, held for safe keeping or retained for evidence.
  • Maintains and updates necessary paperwork and electronic property databases.
  • Attempts to determine legal ownership of found or abandoned property and returns to legal owners.
  • Arranges and facilitates release of property to rightful owner(s).
  • Coordinates the necessary checks, such as criminal history, records and other searches as required for maintenance and return of property.
  • Organizes and coordinates unclaimed property and evidence for public auction.
  • Handles the destruction and documentation of all contraband and narcotics.
  • Tracks location and disposition of property through the computer database.
  • Holds all personnel, irrespective of rank, responsible for submitting property per the established rules.
  • Coordinates the legal time frames of property destruction under best practices guidelines established by the Minnesota State Auditor, the Hennepin County Attorneys Office and the City Attorney.
Enters and retrieves data via the records management software and various law enforcement sources.
  • Able to access information as needed in the police records system.
  • Enters and retrieves information in the various databases as required.
Receives, answers or refers telephone and/or in-person inquiries, complaints and questions in an effective, tactful and professional manner.
  • Disseminates information in conformance with the Data Practices Act and department regulations and policies.
  • Collaborates with attorneys of property owners to ensure the legal return of the property to the rightful owner.
Maintains the integrity, security and functionality of the property and evidence preparation rooms
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of all evidence areas; which includes the supply and inventory of evidence packaging materials and the proper function of all forensic equipment.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the evidence and preparation rooms to reduce the occurrence of the potential cross contamination of materials.
  • Immediately reports any known policy violations or misconduct concerning property room operations directly to the Deputy Director of Public Safety.
  • Provides orientation training for newly hired officers and refresher training for veteran officers on property room best practices.
  • Maintains confidentiality in the performance of duties.


  • Sound record keeping and file maintenance skills.
  • Understands and complies with state statute, city ordinance and other directives.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other City employees and the general public.
  • Capacity to perform the physical requirements of the position. (Lifting up to 40 pounds from floor to shelf.) Safely handling bulky items.
  • Ability to work with initiative without direct supervision.
  • Capability to maintain confidentiality of police department information.

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Posted: November 4, 2021

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