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Evidence Custodian

County of Hawaii Police Department, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Salary: $52,068.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Future vacancies with immediate vacancy in Kailua-Kona, HI

Receives, stores, and issues police evidence and found property; performs a variety of clerical tasks; and performs other related duties as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Examples of Duties
  • Receives evidence from the Field Operations Bureau and the Investigative Bureau.
  • Tags and accounts for all evidence.
  • Checks evidence for proper markings and identification.
  • Conducts inventory of all evidence stored.
  • Prepares monthly statistics on disposition of evidence.
  • Prepares monthly statistics on evidence received.
  • Maintains evidence log; maintains found property log.
  • Answers inquiries on evidence reporting procedures.
  • Answers inquiries on found property items.
  • Maintains numerical evidence report file.
  • Releases evidence to investigating officers for court presentation.
  • Releases evidence for identification to interested parties.
  • Stores confiscated weapons and assists in the disposition of same.
  • Acts as liaison between federal and military agencies regarding evidence of pertinence to them.
  • Testifies in court on the transaction of evidence.
  • Supervises assigned police cadets in the evidence room.
  • Witnesses the destruction of drugs and other vice paraphernalia together with vice personnel.
  • Accounts for and disposes of property received in coroner's inventory cases.
  • Receives property from the country districts on closed/suspended cases.
  • Transfers money to Finance Director upon forfeiture or conviction.
  • Records and stores property turned over to the department for safekeeping.
  • Records and stores property turned over to the department for auction purposes.
  • Handles all communication involving evidence inquiries.
  • Handles all correspondence involving the return of evidence to owners or finders.
  • Disposes of worthless articles.
  • Performs clerical and office work.
  • Handles cash transaction for reports and as required accounts for same.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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


A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:
  • graduation from high school, and
  • two (2) years of storekeeping experience that included the handling of evidence and/or property, or
  • two (2) years of law enforcement experience that included the handling of evidence and/or property, and some typing experience, and
  • must be qualified to carry and/or possess firearm or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction, and
  • possession of a valid State of Hawai`i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable motor vehicle operator's license at time of filing. (You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of hire.)

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Posted: June 10, 2024

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