Employment Opportunity

Property/Evidence Specialist

Plano Police Department, Plano, Texas

Salary: $15.83 - $22.95 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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  • Logs in all evidence and property received; ensures property and evidence are properly packaged to maintain integrity in preparation for lab testing and court use.
  • Disposes of evidence in accordance with established laws and regulations; releases items to rightful owners in a timely manner as applicable.
  • Prepares drugs and DNA evidence for submission to labs for testing.
  • Retrieves, stores, and copies all digital evidence.
  • Conducts audits and inventories.
  • Displays evidence for prosecutors and defense attorneys.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provide Court Testimony for Chain of Custody as required.
  • Determine how to maintain chain of custody for property and evidence under the Unit’s control.


  • Knowledge of: Federal, State and local laws governing the custody and release of evidence and records; storing and disposing of crime evidence and confiscated property including narcotics and weapons.
  • Skill in: Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing. Utilizing a personal computer with several different software applications; maintaining detailed information and documentation; applying discretionary judgment; working independently; maintaining composure in stressful situations.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of evidence handling or similar experience.
  • Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
  • Texas Class C driver’s license.
  • Must obtain basic certification from T.A.P.E.I.T. (Texas Association of Property Evidence Inventory Technicians) within one year of hire.
  • This is primarily an office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas is required.
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
  • Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.
  • Employees may be required to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds when moving evidence.
  • Employees work primarily in an evidence room with moderate noise levels, and may be exposed to mechanical, electrical, chemical and toxic waste hazards, dust, and harmful substances and fumes.
  • Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

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Posted: December 6, 2017

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