Police Evidence Technician
JOB CODE: 2096
PAY GRADE: 1140
SALARY RANGE: $27,828 - $47,375
LOCATION OF WORK
Under the direction of the Evidence Commander, performs responsible and specialized work. Work involves the preparation, identification, and maintenance of assigned evidence by receiving, sorting, and securing all property including monies delivered to the evidence room. Employees of this class are required to exercise independent judgment, and discretion to successfully accomplish assignments. Work is performed in accordance with established laws, rules, regulations and procedures of the Municipal Police Department. Performs other work as requested.
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Maintains perpetual inventories and prepares detailed store records or reports and verifies evidence reports against property to ensure accuracy. Releases property to officers, owners, the courts and other agencies in accordance with suitable and lawful disposition of property. Matches stolen and lost property with property inventory. Prepares non-returnable items for disposal and in accordance with department policies. Maintains collected evidence by logging booked property, photographs, forms, records and reports. Testifies and assists police officers in preparing physical evidence and reports to accompany the evidence for court when required. Explains, and counsels police officers and the public on evidence room policies and procedures and inquiries pertaining to the general operation of the division.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the operations, functions, policies and procedures of the Police Department. Knowledge of civil and criminal procedures and law enforcement agencies and techniques. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. Knowledge of investigative processes, particularly as they relate to establishing the ownership of property to be attached. Knowledge of the legal guidelines involved in police evidence. Skill in the operation and care of computers, calculators and other office machines used in connection with accounting work. Ability to prepare routine reports and records and devise and maintain a simple filing system. Ability to organize and maintain a filing system. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, and must not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Employees of this class are required to meet minimum physical standards as set forth by the Louisiana Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T).
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Must be free from criminal history and pass a FBI III background search.
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.