Evidence & Property Room Technician
About our opportunity:
The City of Asheville – Police Department is looking for a qualified, professional Evidence & Property Technician. The purpose of this position is to preserve and store all evidence and property submitted to the evidence room. Work involves receiving and maintaining detailed custody records of evidence and personal property, transferring property and evidence to courts, obtaining court orders for evidence disposition, and all other duties as assigned. Employee is responsible for assisting the Evidence and Property Manager in maintaining the inventory of property, ordering and disseminating supplies, and assisting the Evidence and Property Manager in conducting preparations for auction of seized and unclaimed property. Employee in this class also performs clerical-administrative work assisting Department personnel in all property/evidence matters. Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with Department personnel, property owners, and any other personnel. Work is performed under general supervision of the Evidence and Property Manager and is evaluated in terms of the accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness of performance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Receives, records, safeguards, releases and oversees the release and disposal of all types of police property and evidence.
- Tracks the movement and maintains chain of custody documentation for all property and evidence. Checking items in computerized evidence storage program.
- Assembles and organizes evidence for presentation in court; work closely with detectives and the court system.
- Coordinates the release, destruction, and disposal of adjudicated property and evidence as authorized; releases items to rightful owners; prepares associated reports.
- Physically carries and places items in correct locations for storage weekly.
- Stocks evidence preparation room and maintains clean workstation.
- Transfers items to lab as needed.
- Conducts research in computer databases to determine property custody status.
- All other duties as assigned.
- High School Graduate/GED
- At least one year of related experience
- Must become certified by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in the operation of the Division of Criminal Information network within the first year of employment.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina or out-of-state with the ability to obtain the same.