Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Prichard Police Department, Prichard, Alabama

Salary: $20,856 - $32,352 per year

Final Filing Date: June 8, 2023

This is clerical and manual work in receiving and storing property and evidence for the employing law enforcement department.

An employee in this class is responsible for the efficient handling and storage of supplies, equipment, and property utilized for investigations, court, and testing. Work is performed in accordance with standard operational guidelines and procedures under the general supervision of a Police Corporal or other supervisor. No supervision is exercised over other employees..

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  • Receives property and evidence from law enforcement personnel by following established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Follows established chain of custody for property and evidence by adhering to proper control measures for law enforcement evidence.
  • Stores items in an orderly and accessible manner for inventory control.
  • Maintains accurate records of property inventory and evidence to ensure proper documentation.
  • Protects property and physical evidence from loss or damage.
  • Enters data by utilizing a computerized tracking system, to include receipt, inventory, disposition, and release information.
  • Prepares records of articles and valuables received, including the description of article, name of owner, name of police or law enforcement officer from whom received, and reason for retention.
  • Issues retained property to officer at the time of trial upon receipt of authorization.
  • Releases lost or stolen property to owner upon proof of ownership.
  • Assists in processing weapons for disposal, return to owner, departmental use, or destruction.
  • Compiles, prepares, and submits a variety of detailed statistical reports and summaries relative to the receipt, maintenance, and safekeeping of evidence and property.
  • Drives a motorized vehicle to various sites to pick up or transport evidence or other property.
  • Performs related work as required.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


  • Graduation from a standard senior high school or the successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) test, and a minimum of one year experience in supply, storekeeping, or inventory activities, preferably including property or evidence control experience in a law enforcement setting; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence.
  • Some knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods utilized in the receipt, inventorying, and storage of supplies and equipment.
  • Some knowledge of court proceeding processes, rules of evidence, and municipal and state laws governing the confiscation and release of evidence or the ability to readily acquire such knowledge.
  • Some knowledge of the departmental policies and guidelines governing the storage, safekeeping, and release of evidence or property or the ability to readily acquire such knowledge.
  • Some knowledge of computer software related to the accountability and tracking of supplies, evidence, and property.
  • Some knowledge of computer software utilized for the recording and presentation of property and evidence information.
  • Ability to utilize job related software to enter, record, and track evidence and property.
  • Ability to attend to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and other employees.
  • Ability to exert physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling of objects and materials.

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Posted: May 25, 2023

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