Employment Opportunity

Police Property and Evidence Technician

Surprise Police Department, Surprise, Arizona

Salary: $18.03 - $27.03 Hourly

Final Filing Date: March 26, 2017

Incumbents perform work related to receiving, inventorying, issuing, storing and disposing of property and evidence collected by the Police Department. This work involves inputting data, classifying and preparing property for release to its rightful owner, for court presentation and or destruction/auction.

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  • Provides customer service to internal and external customers
  • Receives impounded property and evidence from police personnel
  • Packages, transports, stores and inventories all property and evidence received
  • Participates in a variety of special projects in assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintains property reports (chain of custody) with property notations of any and all actions associated with the property or evidence
  • Utilizes barcode system to catalog property and evidence
  • Processes recordings, photographs, and requests for evidence from internal departments, prosecuting attorney's office, the public, media and police personnel
  • Researches, prepares, and releases property to appropriate individual(s) per City codes
  • Destroys weapons and narcotics
  • Provides testimony on the disposition of property and evidence when necessary
  • Trains department personnel on matters related to property and evidence impounding
  • Inspects property room inventory and ensures compliance with State and Federal statutes regarding the storage and destruction or sale of property
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level


Knowledge of:
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules and regulations in assigned area of responsibility
  • Computers and applicable software applications
  • Operating systems
  • Principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility
  • Computer networks
  • Database management concepts
Skill in:
  • Utilizing and managing databases
  • Using a computer and related software applications
Ability to:
  • Analyze processes, information, and data
  • Manage projects
  • Interpret Local, State and Federal rules, policies, and procedures for the retentions and disposal of property and evidence
  • Organize a large inventory
  • Keep privileged information confidential
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Provide customer service
  • Provide end-user support for complex problems
  • Communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • High School diploma or G.E.D.; and two years of related criminal justice experience in assigned area; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
  • Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona drivers license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to move objects; involves sitting most of the time.
WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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Posted: March 16, 2017

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