Employment Opportunity

Property/Evidence Technician

Grapevine Police Department, Grapevine, Texas

Salary: $3,227.10 - $4,517.96 Monthly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The purpose of this position is to protect the property and serve the citizens of the City. This is accomplished by overseeing property and evidence collected by legally authorized authorities. Other duties include assisting in legal services associated with property and evidence, administering final dispositions of property and evidence and interacting with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

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  • Oversees property and evidence by ensuring chain of custody, retrieving evidence from the Police Department and transporting to evidence facilities, processing, inventory coding and placing evidence in secure areas, preparing and filing a completed property report, transporting evidence to various labs, courts, agencies and releasing property and evidence, sending certified letters of notification, scheduling appointments for release to the public and releasing property to other agencies, detectives, officers and court officials.
  • Oversees quarterly inventory of all guns, drugs, and money as well as an annual inventory of all items in the Property and Evidence Room. Required to participate during random audits performed and be prepared to compare case files to actual property in the Property Room.
  • Oversees all property destructions and paperwork associated with the destructions. Updates the computer data and paper files to show the most current property status once a destruction of property is completed.
  • Accounts for impounded vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles, whether they be stored in a City owned facility or at a contract facility, ensuring proper chain of custody.
  • Assists in legal services associated with property and evidence by completing City and County Court orders for the final disposition of evidence, maintaining property log books and computer system, copying audio and video evidence, locating incidents on audio and video evidence or files for viewing by the District Attorney's Office, transporting evidence for copying and making copies for appropriate and interested parties.
  • Administers the final disposition of property and evidence by coordinating dates for destruction of weapons, alcohol and drugs.
  • Provides customer service to citizens, in person and via telephone, assisting with the return of property in accordance with department policy.
  • Prepares monthly reports and assists with other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.


  • High school or equivalent. Requires a minimum of two years' experience tracking inventories, logistics or a related field. Police department experience is preferred but not required. Work requires broad professional and technical knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, and office processes.
  • Within two years of hire date must successfully complete Property and Evidence Inventory Technician training from TAPEIT (Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians) and receive Basic certification. Certificate must be maintained during employment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and sound judgment to make good decisions based on standard practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read papers, periodicals, and manuals; perform detailed recordkeeping; perform basic arithmetic operations; write reports, prepare business letters, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
  • Skill in operating a computer, calculator, telephone, DVD Burner, television, VCR, audio recorder, cassette player, tape eraser, CD/DVD destroyer, vehicles, trailer, hand truck, mechanical lift, hand tools, ladder, incinerator, air compressor, and car battery charger.
  • Requires the physical ability to lift heavy or bulky items of evidence for storage.
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation and possess a valid Texas driver's license, or have the ability to obtain a valid Texas driver's license.
  • Must never have been convicted, put on court-ordered community supervision, or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order. Must have never been convicted, placed on deferred adjudication, or probation for any theft or assault family violence offense. Must be in compliance with the prior drug use and tattoo policies of the Grapevine Police Department. The position requires the applicant to pass an interview board, background investigation, polygraph examination, Chief's review board, and conditional job offer requirements which includes a drug test and medical physical.

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Posted: February 10, 2017

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