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Crime Scene Evidence Supervisor

Cedar Park Police Department, Cedar Park, Texas

Salary: $25.30 - $30.85 Hourly

Final Filing Date: December 14, 2021

The City of Cedar Park is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Crime Scene Evidence Supervisor. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating the functions and staff within the Property Control Section of the Police Department. Key duties include maintaining and safeguarding the integrity of all police-held property in accordance with State laws, City ordinances and department policies and procedures.

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Duties:

The Position
  • Coordinates the organization, staffing and operational activities of the Property Control Section within the Police Department;
  • Supervises staff as assigned, including training and motivating employees;
  • Assigns work and establishes and monitors employee performance objectives;
  • Prepares and presents employee performance evaluations;
  • Makes recommendations regarding hiring, termination and discipline of employees;
  • Develops, monitors and manages the department budget and makes recommendations that impact the budget;
  • Responds to crime scenes, to conduct detailed inspections and process evidence and property;
  • Processes evidence including latent and patent fingerprints, blood and other fluids, DNA evidence, trace lifts controlled substances, hair, fiber, and, gunshot residue;
  • Gathers and prepares evidence for court requests, discovery requests, open records requests and other agencies request, to include, but not limited to copies of patrol and surveillance videos, photos and audio and data discs;
  • Assumes responsibility for the overall security, maintenance and disposition of all police held property;
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures with emphasis in safeguarded property from intake to final disposition;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities;
  • Recommends and implements resulting policy and procedure;
  • Conducts training for Department members on new or proper property procedures, as required;
  • Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods both internal and external;
  • Directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for the Property Control Section;
  • Assigns work activities and projects;
  • Monitors work flow;
  • Reviews and evaluates work products;
  • Prepares reports requested by command staff;
  • Prepares and processes purchase orders for property and evidence packaging, cleaning supplies, equipment and materials as needed by detectives, patrol units and crime scene evidence technicians;
  • Organizes evidence to accommodate limited space within the facility;
  • Researches case status; communicates with Municipal, County and District Attorneys’ offices as necessary;
  • Transports or mails requested evidence to crime lab for processing;
  • Receives and processes Department of Public Safety lab reports;
  • Processes property dispositions and updates Property Control Section computer database with release information;
  • Sends property release letters to owners;
  • Coordinates with Accreditation and Compliance Coordinator to facilitate periodic audits and inventories of the Property Control Section including the bar coding system;
  • Secures court orders for the destruction/conversion/release of property no longer required to be retained as evidence;
  • Testifies in court regarding the custody of evidence as required;
  • Ensures that property submitted by officers is properly entered into the Records Management System (RMS) system and items are properly packaged and labeled for barcode identification and placement within the evidence division;
  • Returns incorrectly processed evidence submissions to officers, following through to ensure corrections are made and items are returned to the Property Control Section in a timely manner;
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings department sponsored functions and city sponsored events to maintain open relationship with community;
  • Maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of evidence collection, property management and laws relating to the return and disposal of property as well as the best practices for storage and custody; incorporating new developments as appropriate into programs;
  • Works cooperatively with other departments, City Officials and outside agencies;
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work while effectively representing the City and the Department; and
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

Requirements:

Acceptable Experience, Training, Certifications and Licenses
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science or related field and at least one (1) year of experience in in a law enforcement environment including experience in evidence and property management and in a supervisory capacity;
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License, with acceptable driving record
  • Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (T.A.P.E.I.T.) or International Association of Property and Evidence (I.A.P.E) certification and/or active membership or the equivalent of another state
Preferred certifications or training include:
  • Forensic Photography Certification I;
  • Basic Criminal Investigation Certification;
  • Crime Scene Investigation Course;
  • Blood Stain Pattern Analysis Course;
  • Shooting Reconstruction Course;
  • Basic Crime Scene Reconstruction Course; and
  • Any Death/Homicide Training Courses.

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Posted: November 16, 2021


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