Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene/Evidence Technician

Draper Police Department, Draper, Utah

Salary: $22.20 - $35.46 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the supervision of the assigned detective sergeant is responsible for the clerical and technical law enforcement duties related to the receipt, handling, organization, storage, release, transportation, and disposal of evidence collection.

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Duties:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assists with identifying, isolating, and securing crime scenes for the protection of evidence.
  • Assists with photographing crime scenes and all potential evidence.
  • Assists with diagramming and documenting crime scenes.
  • Preserves, collects, and records all evidence, such as impressions, trace, DNA, firearms, and digital.
  • Ensures all evidence is properly handled, packaged, transported, and booked into the property room.
  • Maintains all evidence found, and stored property in such a manner that individual items are secure from theft, loss, or contamination, and can be located in a timely manner.
  • Preserves evidence and maintains orderly records of evidence retention and collection process.
  • Receives evidence through intake lockers; sorts and properly assigns it to protective storage.
  • Transfers information from paperwork to computer and files paperwork as applicable.
  • Properly maintains evidence labeling; responsible for preserving the critical chain of evidence; provides expert testimony in court when necessary or when subpoenaed.
  • Trains and assists officers in evidence booking procedures.
  • Transports to and receives property and evidence from the state crime lab or other laboratory.
  • Sorts items listed for destruction; ensures items are destroyed, documentation is completed, and computer records are updated.
  • Conducts periodic inventories/audits of property room; maintains evidence room in a condition that is prepared for outside inventory/audit at all times; corresponds with officers and general public regarding disposition of property; matches stolen and lost property with property inventory.
  • Determines appropriate and lawful disposition of property; releases property to officers, property owners, the courts, and/or other agencies; releases property for sale at public auctions; maintains an accurate accounting of all property transfers and releases.
  • Sends property disposition letters to the public on all property listed to be released.
  • Responds to phone calls from the public and others regarding evidence.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education – High school diploma or G.E.D. Bachelor degree in forensics, criminology or related field preferred.
  • Experience – Two years crime scene processing or related experience. Municipal experience and working with law enforcement preferred.
  • Licenses/Certifications – Valid Utah Driver License.
Knowledge of –
  • Evidence laws and procedures and police report forms
  • Computers and applicable software programs
Skill with –
  • Providing customer service and answer customer or public inquires or possesses the ability to obtain information from individuals, residents, etc. for follow-up
  • Independent judgment and tact needed to determine who is authorized to receive evidence
Ability to –
  • Be on-call and respond to crime scenes and/or accident scenes with an understanding that crimes scenes expose people to unpleasant and sometimes graphic situations
  • Work independently and establish work or project priorities
  • Communicate effectively with the public under potentially adverse circumstances, and to work well with supervisors, co-workers, employees, and the public
  • Follow city policies, evidence handling policies and legal guidelines which could result in a considerable amount of liability to the city if evidence is mishandled
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Typical office setting with comfortable climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required for most essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Considerable exposure to stressful situations. Occasionally lifts or otherwise moves objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Position may require working outdoors or in the field. May drive a motor

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Posted: September 29, 2022


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