Property & Evidence Technician (Police)

Lexington, KY
Lexington Police Department
Salary: $$16.715 per hour

The purpose of this classification is to preserve the chain of evidence consisting of documentation, location, and security of evidence and support investigations by working with officers, detectives, and prosecutors to ensure evidence is available for investigation, testing, and trial.

The minimum pay rate is $16.715 per hour




* Processes incoming evidence from officers, checks for documentation accuracy, enters data,
stores the evidence, and ensures adherence to General Orders
* Releases evidence to police and citizens in accordance with the law; correctly disposes of
remaining evidence
* Processes chain of custody requests from detectives, officers, and attorneys; prepares
documentation for trial and testifies in court proceedings
* Transports evidence and supplies, organizes and inventories evidence, and locates and
organizes evidence at offsite locations
* Responds to citizen requests; sends correspondence, prepares reports, counts, deposits, and
audits financial resources
* Trains employees and answers questions; writes training manuals and other training documents


* Must be able to operate Urban County Government equipment and vehicles in a safe, prudent and responsible manner.
* All positions require drug testing before employment and may require a post-job offer physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b), 22-13 and 23-16.
* Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and to sections 21-52, 22-34 and 23-50 of the Code of Ordinances, all employees must remain drug and alcohol free when reporting to work, while at work and while engaged in any work related activities.
* Based on Federal Regulations 19-10 this position may be eligible for and offered the hepatitis vaccinations. In addition, employees will be required to sign a statement stating they have accepted or declined the hepatitis vaccination.
* Individuals recommended for employment will be required to submit to a polygraph and background check.
* Position will occasionally require lifting up to 50 lbs.


High school, GED, or specialized vocational training; and, a minimum of six (6) months of experience in a related field; or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.