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Police Property & Evidence Specialist

Oviedo Police Department, Oviedo, Florida

Salary: $34,506.69 - $42,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: December 6, 2017

Performs intermediate skilled technical work ensuring the proper custody and disposition of evidence and property; does related work as required. Maintains property, evidence, inventories and chain of custody for the Police Department. Coordinates weapon and narcotic destructions, disposes of biohazard items and other property in accordance with Florida Statutes, local laws and regulations. Work is performed under regular supervision.

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  • Manages, maintains, organizes, examines and evaluates all criminal evidence and property submissions from all Sworn personnel to ensure they are accurate and conform with Florida Statutes and policies; corrects errors and discrepancies.
  • Researches, investigates, and verifies case closure eligibility; writes, prepares, coordinates, manages, and completes all court orders for drug and weapons destruction; assumes lead role in drug and weapons destruction in accordance with FL Statues and Policies.
  • Supervises and coordinates the proper collection, storage and disposal of bio-hazardous waste; coordinates with charitable organizations to offer property and prepares property for delivery to charitable organizations.
  • Prepares photographs of evidence; prepares copies of evidence for attorneys; duplicates video/audio tapes; weighs narcotics; packages items and stores in appropriate locations; maintains Chain of Custody of Evidence at all times.
  • Gathers, organizes, examines, and prepares reports and transports evidence to laboratory officials for processing; disseminates reports.
  • Prepares or creates various forms, reports, correspondences, logs, property receipts, evidence correction notices, subpoenas, lab requests/reports, court orders, property records, and other documents.
  • Maintains and organizes computer databases, files and other records; enters, deletes, researches and retrieves data; updates and purges computer files in accordance with policies; updates databases to reflect current dispositions of property and evidence.
  • Ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and the use of safety equipment to ensure the safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Notifies owners of found or recovered property; assists the public in locating their property; sets up appointments for owners to identify property and returns property to rightful owners; deescalates problems if property cannot be returned due to open case.
  • Supervises and assists with the maintenance of property receipts and records associated with property and evidence; prepares and sets up files; sorts and organizes documents to be filed; files documents in designated order; destroys confidential paperwork.
  • Provides training to police personnel in matters relating to evidence collection, safekeeping, chain of custody, or related issues. Attends various meetings, serves on committees, and makes presentations to the Citizen's Police Academy, the Police Explorers Program, and other civic organizations as directed.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Requires an Associate's degree or specialized courses/training equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college in law enforcement, evidence collection or closely related field.
  • Requires two years of experience in the maintenance of police evidence and property control to include public contact and recordkeeping or closely related experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver license from any State is required at the time of application; valid Florida driver license is required within thirty (30) days from the date of hire.
  • FCIC/NCIC certification required within six (6) months of employment.
  • Requires acquisition of Evidence Specialist certification to include DAVID, E-trace and S.T.A.C. systems within one (1) year from the date of hire.
  • Subject to the Department's call-back provisions.
  • As part of our commitment to a drug-free and tobacco/nicotine-free workplace, applicants are required to successfully pass a drug and/or tobacco/nicotine test as required by Florida law. Refusal to take a test, or failure to pass the test according to minimum standards, is cause for disqualification.

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Posted: November 27, 2017

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