Assistant Police Property Technician

Richmond, VA
Richmond Police Department
Salary: $4,331.00-$5,032.00 Monthly

Assistant Police Property Technicians are non-sworn personnel who, under the direction of the Police Property Technician, are responsible for the receipt, security, control, and maintenance of all incoming property and other items of evidence; protecting the integrity of evidence throughout the judicial process, and performing related duties as required. They do not carry firearms, but must not have any restrictions which prevent them from legally owning, possessing, or carrying a firearm. The successful candidate must pass a complete background investigation, which includes a criminal history check for job-related convictions, fingerprinting, a polygraph test, a credit check, and a check of drug use history.

The Assistant Police Property Technician classification is distinguished from the Police Property Technician classification in that the latter provides lead direction over non-sworn department staff.

$4,331.00 – $5,032.00 Monthly

11/26/2018 5:00 PM Pacific


1. Receives, logs, and stores property and other items of evidence.
2. Operates computer system for data entry, data retrieval, and for controlling and monitoring property/evidence.
3. Releases property/evidence to law enforcement personnel; to the courts for investigative purposes or lab analysis; or to their prospective owners.
4. Assists in receiving, processing, transporting, and disposing of firearms, illegal contraband, narcotics, and items that may contain bio-hazardous materials such as blood, semen, and urine, according to established guidelines and safety procedures.
5. Responsible for maintaining the security and integrity of evidence, and preserving the chain-of-custody of evidence; provides court testimony as necessary.
6. Assists the Police Property Technician in related duties as required.


Knowledge of: the laws and procedures pertaining to the receipt, storage, security and disposal of property and other items of evidence according to state and federal laws and departmental operating procedures; and of indexing, filing, logging, and maintaining records.

Ability to: operate computers for the purpose of data entry and retrieval; establish and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees and representatives of other law enforcement agencies; deal with people of different racial, ethnic, and economic groups in a tactful and effective manner; maintain a clean and orderly property storage area; legally own, possess, or carry firearms; handle and process sensitive and confidential documents, materials, and information; and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Education and Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from high school. Experience in storing and maintaining inventory/materials is desirable. Experience in storing and maintaining materials in a highly controlled environment similar to the property and evidence materials maintained in a police department or other law enforcement environment is highly desirable.