Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Minneapolis Police Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $26.16 - $31.80 Hourly

Final Filing Date: March 19, 2023

Evidence Technicians are responsible for maintaining the official chain of custody for all property or evidence of the Minneapolis Police Department. Evidence Technicians are trusted to receive, document, package, and store all property or evidence to ensure its integrity for presentation in court.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

    With coupon code "5off" at checkout


Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes but not limited to)
  • Maintain the chain of custody for all items within control of the Property and Evidence Unit
  • Receive all property and evidence into the Property and Evidence Unit facilities using the Minneapolis Police Department's current records management system (RMS) to establish the 'chain of custody’
  • Secure evidence and property according to Department Policy, generally accepted guidelines, and best practices
  • Maintain accurate records of all property and evidence in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department
  • Release and return confiscated items as directed by policies, standards and procedures
  • Dispose of items that are authorized based on directives, standards, and procedures
  • Perform research and general follow-up to determine case status
  • Maintain active case evidence and property
  • Ensure the accuracy of active records by documenting updates as necessary
  • Retrieve evidence or property held at various locations and other law enforcement facilities using department provided vehicles
  • Deliver evidence or property to various locations and other law enforcement agencies or partners using department provide vehicles
  • Accurately count cash and coin using generally accepted accounting techniques
  • Assist in preparation of auctions of bicycles, general merchandise, and jewelry
  • Update all dispositions in the Minneapolis Police Department's current records management system (RMS)
  • Operate mechanical and non-mechanical equipment provided by the department such as people lifts, pallet jacks, carts, dollies, saws, tools, and other devices designed to assist in the tasks of evidence management
  • Provide good customer service to internal and external customers in both controlled and non-controlled situations
  • Respond to inquiries from the public or other department partners, including assisting citizens in recovery of stolen and/or confiscated property
  • Provide internal security for workers or vendors within secured areas
  • Demonstrate strong conflict management and de-escalation skills for both internal and external situations
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate attention to safety
  • Demonstrate strong time management skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Strong attention to detail with a minimum of errors
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50# with movement
  • Ability to manage situations when odors/smells, visual impact, or verbal conversations include blood, biohazards, and other unpleasant exposure
  • General light cleaning and maintenance of the facility as directed
  • Prepare for and testify in court as required by subpoena

    With coupon code "$5 OFF" at checkout


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Two years of work performing related duties
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • MPD Firearms Familiarization within 1 month of hire
  • BCA – NCIC certification within 1 month of hire
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs. with movement
  • Must be able to climb ladders, stairs, and work elevated from the ground
  • Ability to bend, reach, stretch, and kneel
  • Certified by the International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE)

Do you have the Education Required? See available on-line and campus-based degree programs now!


How to apply: Apply online

“I would like to unsubscribe from the Job Alert Emails. I found a job as a Crime Scene Technician through crime-scene-investigator.net!” —Brittney Click to receive job posting alerts

Posted: March 9, 2023

NOTE: The crime-scene-investigator.net is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions in employment notices on this web site. Often, employers change final filing dates, change duties and/or requirements, or close employment openings without notice. If you are interested in a job posted on this site be sure to contact the employer to see if changes in the filing date or job announcement have been made. Employers can also provide more information about open positions that does not appear in the announcements on these pages.