Employment Opportunity

Evidence Custodian

Christian County Sheriff's Office, Ozark, Missouri

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Position open until filled.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


The Evidence Custodian performs a variety of tasks including, but not limited to;
  • Receiving, reviews, catalogs, labels, tags, marks, packages, documents, and stores submitted property and evidence; safeguards integrity of chain-of-custody; Ensures hazardous materials evidence is appropriately handled, identified, contained, stored, transported, tested, and disposed of legally; Evaluates the worth of adjudicated evidence and unclaimed property in preparation for legal disposal and disbursement; Audits items against information available in multi-agency computer information system for stolen wanted or owner information; Testifies in court as required by subpoena or represents the sheriff’s office at public hearings, meetings; Stays up to date on local, state, and federal laws involving property/evidence handling and recommend appropriate changes; Releases evidentiary items to authorized law enforcement personnel; Releases property to owners according to sheriff’s office policy and the dispositions of the courts; Reviews security controls at primary and alternative property and storage locations; Conducts an annual inventory or property and evidence room(s) to ensure the safeguarding of and accurate accounting of all items currently stored; Maintains a clean and orderly storage facility; Organizes cases for the Criminal Investigative Department; Identifies, traces, and tracks stolen property; Administrator for the Sheriff’s Office property and evidence tracking system. The Evidence Custodian will provide administrative and clerical support not related to evidence as directed by the Sheriff’s Office which may include but is not limited to the essential duties of other clerical staff within the Sheriff’s Office, this may include typing and preparing a wide variety of documents, correspondence, and memos routine to matters covered by the Sheriff’s Office procedures and practices.


  • High School Diploma or GED. Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Office Management, Management Information Systems, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience (maintenance of records and maintenance of storage facility similar to that used in an evidence room)
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid Missouri Driver License
  • This position must be able to pass an extensive background investigation, a drug test (and will be subject to random drug testing).
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Ability to apply laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to evidence/property control and disposal; correspond verbally and in writing in a professional manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, the public and representatives of other public agencies using courtesy, tact and good judgment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the position.
  • Ability to operate basic office and communication equipment including but not limited to computer and the required software.
  • Skill in using judgment in interpreting and applying procedures and directions to specific cases.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

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Posted: May 1, 2023

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