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Police Evidence and Property Technician Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Receives, documents, stores, secures and releases all evidence in control of police department. Issues, maintains and documents disposition of police property to department personnel.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series. Incumbents are exposed to dangerous materials such as weapons or narcotics.

Examples of Duties:

  • Receives and documents evidence and property materials; logs and records data in accordance with established procedure.
  • Labels, stores and secures property or evidence including weapons and narcotics; provides access to authorized persons.
  • Disposes of property after adjudication or written release from officer by releasing to owner, destroying or selling property according to established procedures; photographs evidence before destruction as necessary.
  • Receives lost and found property; tries to locate/notify owner; documents and releases to owner after confirming identification.
  • Stores records according to set retention schedule, then sends to state archives for permanent storage.
  • Arranges transport of evidence to the state laboratory for scientific examination and/or film development.
  • Orders, stores and issues inventory of supplies and equipment to personnel such as uniforms, weapons, ammunition, radios and department forms.
  • Maintains written log and makes arrangements for maintenance and repair of department equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laws and procedures relating to the handling of evidence.
  • Knowledge of material handling, storage and recording techniques.
  • Knowledge of general vehicle and electrical equipment maintenance.
  • Skill in keeping complete, accurate records.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of experience in proper handling of evidence and storage, distribution and accountability of materials, supplies and equipment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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