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Evidence Custodian

Ormond Beach Police Department, Ormond Beach, Florida

Salary: $14.45 Hourly

Final Filing Date: November 26, 2021

Part Time position

Responsible technical civilian position that receives, records, maintains and protects property and evidence held by the Police Department. Duties include processing incoming property and evidence casework; marking, cataloging and receipting exhibits; and maintaining accurate examination records.

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Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains and ensures the security of all property and evidence held by the Department, including receiving, identifying, and recording all property and evidence.
  • Releases evidence to officers for court proceedings and takes custody upon return.
  • Testifies in court, depositions, and hearings regarding the chain of custody and identification of evidentiary items.
  • Investigates ownership of found property and evidence turned in to the Police Department; releases property and evidence upon proper identification to rightful owners or authorized by court order.
  • Carries out court orders for disposal/destruction of such evidence.
  • Coordinates destruction of evidence that has met its retention and is no longer relevant to its or any other case in accordance with state statutes.
  • Assists in establishing property/evidence accountability and handling procedures for all of the Police Department in accordance with legal restrictions and Florida State Statutes.
  • Maintains constant integrity of evidence and property received.
  • Sorts, files, transports, tags, stores, and inventories evidence, firearms, weapons, contraband, miscellaneous property and monies.
  • Takes custody of all property and evidence; makes sure that property and evidence is packaged and labeled correctly; stores all property and evidence as mandated by Florida State Statutes.
  • Assists in the storage of seizures, impounds, or confiscates vehicle, craft, currency, or property.
  • Maintains security of property and evidence rooms and bicycle/vehicle facility.
  • Issues property being retained as evidence to proper officer at time of trial and receives receipt for same.
  • Conducts inventories of the property and evidence rooms and researches cases to effect release, destruction, donation or sale of property and evidence in conformance with Florida State Statutes.
  • Arranges for the proper storage and disposal of bio-hazardous materials.
  • Prepares evidence and other property for transport to crime laboratories for examination; disseminates results of laboratory findings, as required.
  • Participates in periodic audits and inventories of property/evidence to verify packaging, correct markings, and the property/evidence is in its proper place.
  • Fulfills requests for copies of digital evidence, from attorneys to view case evidence, public records requests, and by SAO, and defense attorneys.
  • Answers phones and routes accordingly.
  • Assists in preparation for, response to, and recovery from, the impacts of a wide variety of disasters or emergency situations and may be temporarily assigned to other duties, locations, and shifts.
  • Meets attendance requirements.
  • Promotes positive customer service environment internally and externally.
  • Performs other job-related functions as assigned.

Requirements:

Education and/or Experience:
  • High School Diploma from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma is required, preferably supplemented by college level and field related courses.
  • One (1) year of diversified office experience, inventory control or related experience.
  • Experience in police property, evidence handling, and law enforcement work preferred.
  • A comparable amount of relevant training, education and/or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a State and National Criminal Background Investigation and computer voice stress analysis examination.
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Basic skill level using Microsoft Office products.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and project a consumer-friendly environment.
  • Knowledge of the rules of evidence and the techniques involving the collection and preservation of evidence.
  • Knowledge of photography and the duplication of photographs and videotapes as it relates to property/evidence casework.
  • Ability to understand legal terminology as it applies to various forms, requests and authorizations received from the State Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office or private attorneys.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other departments, officials and police employees.
  • Ability to exercise considerable discretion and maintain confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of information processed.
  • Ability to work independently.

Additional Information

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully meet the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to meet job demands under emergency and/or strenuous, prolonged situations.
  • Long periods of sitting and/or standing at designated work station.
  • Sufficient visual acuity to read and comprehend reports, documents, small sized print from objects such as rulers, scales, etc., in less than optimal lighting conditions.
  • Sufficient auditory perception and speaking ability to operate communication devices.
  • Sufficient flexibility and dexterity to lift, carry, kneel, stand, climb, balance, reach overhead, bend, stoop, push, and pull objects and materials of a weight greater than ten (10) pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work may be performed in an office environment under stressful conditions.
  • Work may be performed outside with exposure to hazardous weather, vegetation, and wildlife.
  • Additional adverse conditions are present in work environment typical to those associated with crime scenes to include weapons, human blood, clothing, fibers, hair, tissue, and processing chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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