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Property & Evidence Technician

Addison Police Department, Addison, Texas

Salary: $37,034.84 - $46,292.86 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Responsible for performing administrative and technical duties associated with accepting, processing, storing, controlling, preserving, and disposing of police evidence and property; to protect the integrity of evidence throughout the judicial process; and to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws regarding the storage and disposition of property and evidence.

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Duties:

Essential Functions Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Receives and processes evidence and property, make accurate computer entries, bar-code and process items for proper storage.
  • Reviews property sheets for accuracy against submitted evidence; photographing evidence submitted.
  • Ensures property and evidence is properly packaged and bar-coded utilizing established preservation techniques; organize and manage property locations for quick access and location identification; completing chain of custody on property/evidence sheets; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Uses a variety of computer systems, resource materials, and knowledge of laws to identify the disposition on cases, to find the identity and addresses of victims and suspects, and to determine the disposition of evidence in accordance with law.
  • Disposes of property and evidence, utilizing established guidelines and laws, which includes performing applicable research. Prepare the destruction of drugs and paraphernalia in accordance with department policy and in accordance with law.
  • Maintains photographs, which includes: downloading photographs taken of processed evidence and property; saving photographs to computerized system for later retrieval; and/or, performing other related activities. Stores all processed evidence and property received utilizing established procedures.
  • Prepares evidence for submittal and return to and from the department lab, which includes: completing required lab submittal paperwork; locating and collecting paperwork and evidence being submitted to the lab; completing chain of custody entries for evidence to preserve the integrity of the evidence.
  • Copies paperwork and forwarding to appropriate Division; matching evidence with corresponding property sheets and lab analysis reports; relocating evidence to proper storage location; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Maintains the bike pound, which includes: keeping a running inventory of bikes; organizing items to ensure timely disposal of bikes; creating applicable motions for Judge's signature; coordinating the disposal of bikes with applicable internal department; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Processes evidence requests from Officers, Investigators, Attorneys, and/or other interested parties, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and guidelines.
  • Releases property to citizens, which includes: validating that property is eligible for release; confirming the identity of parties retrieving property; locating and moving property for release; updating property sheets showing release of property; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Maintains property and evidence Standard Operating Procedures, logs, forms, databases, and automated computer tracking system. Prepares records and logs of property and evidence activities.
  • May be asked to perform additional job duties that are directly, indirectly or completely unrelated to normal job functions in the course of presenting certain Town special events.
  • Appears in court to testify on the handling and chain of custody of evidence processed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; one (1) years of previous clerical or customer service experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with fellow employees, Town officials, and outside contracts.
  • Safe driving record.
  • Clear criminal background check and clear pre-employment drug screen.
Knowledge of:
  • Basic inventory management principles
  • Records maintenance procedures and practices.
  • Modern office procedures, practices, methods and computer equipment.
Skill in:
  • Typing and entering data with speed and accuracy.
  • Maintaining sensitive and confidential information and records.
  • Using a variety of office equipment, computer systems and software such as: Word, Excel, Microfiche, voicemail, scanners, fax machines, and copiers.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • A valid Texas Driver's License is required.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Routine schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Schedule may be modified if department needs arise. May be required to work overtime if needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • No special physical exertion is required in performing everyday activities. Sits, stands, bends, reaches, stoops, crouches, and kneels to file and maintain records. Lifts boxes of office supplies weighing up to 30 pounds. Work is performed indoors but may involve limited exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

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