Employment Opportunity


Property Evidence Technician

Carrollton Police Department, Carrollton, Texas

Salary: $18.56 per hour

Responsible for performing technical duties related to receiving, processing, preserving, storing and disposing of evidence and other property submitted to the property/evidence section. Completes Chain of Custody entries and testifies in court. Work is performed with limited supervision.

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Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Receives and processes evidence and other property submitted for holding, which includes: receiving evidence from lockers, overflow area, evidence refrigerator, bike pound, or directly from Officers; reviewing submitted property and evidence for accuracy; utilizing established preservation techniques; review for accuracy bar coding and packages for easy access and location; completing chain of custody using the department’s computer-aided records management system; and/or, performing other related activities as required.
  • Maintains using a 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; 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; coordinating the disposal of bikes with applicable internal department; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Disposes of property and evidence, utilizing established guidelines and laws, which includes performing applicable research. Prepares for the destruction of drugs and paraphernalia.
  • 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; maintain chain of custody; 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.
  • Appears in court to testify on the handling and chain of custody of evidence processed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY/BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • None.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of basic inventory management principles;
  • Skilled in providing customer service;
  • Skilled in utilizing modern office equipment;
  • Skilled in reading and comprehending English;
  • Skilled in handling interruptions;
  • Skilled in preparing and maintaining records;
  • Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals.

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Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • One year of customer service or general office experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Frequent climbing, balancing, reaching, sitting, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, walking, talking, seeing, hearing, and manual dexterity.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Work is typically performed in both standard office and outdoor environments, with potential exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, infectious diseases, and criminal suspects.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Must pass pre-employment drug test.
  • Must pass criminal history check.
  • Must pass motor vehicle records check.

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Posted: January 12, 2024


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