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Property and Evidence Technician - Denver Police Department

Company: City of Denver
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

About Our Job

This position will accept applications until Sunday April 17, 2022.

The Denver Police Department is a 24-hour operation. This position will require you to work on one of three shift rotations during training. Once training is completed you will be assigned to a specific shift, though changes in schedules can occur. Based on the needs of the Evidence and Property Section, you must be available to work various shift schedules, which includes evenings, overnights, weekends, and some holidays. Shift preferences are voted by seniority, but the needs of the Evidence and Property Section take priority.

The Denver Police Department is currently seeking candidates for the position of Property and Evidence Technician. As a Property and Evidence Technician, you will receive and verify evidence and property from police officers, court employees and lab technicians ensuring items are properly packaged, tagged and invoiced.

The Denver Police Department is the largest and most active Police Department in the state. The Denver Police Evidence and Property Section is a critical support unit providing 24 hour a day access for police officers, district attorney investigators, and other authorized persons, as well as service to the public during designated hours. The Evidence and Property Section is responsible for the preservation of all evidence coming into the possession of the Denver Police Department.

Job responsibilities include:

* Receives, identifies, inventories, packages, tags and stores evidence, found property and personal property for the Denver Police Department.


* Documents information in computer database inventory systems to establish and maintain the legal chain of custody, ensuring evidence is admissible for future criminal and civil court cases.


* Updates or deletes evidence/property information in computer databases. Retrieves evidence when requested by authorized personnel and monitors the viewing and handling of evidence to ensure it is preserved in its original state.


* Checks firearms submitted as evidence or personal/found property to ensure they are rendered safe and then secured to ensure the safety of Evidence and Property Section employees. Documents the release and disposal of property/evidence following departmental and legal policies and procedures and composes correspondence to inquiries from the public and police personnel.



About You

Our ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

* Strong attention to detail.


* Solution oriented problem solving mentality.


* Dependable


* Ability to assist with manual labor such as reconfiguring shelves & moving bins of property and evidentiary items


* Ability to safely drive a motor vehicle (movement of property and evidence)


* Willing/able to work different shifts - the Evidence and Property Section is a 24-hour operation


* Understands and accepts the issue of seniority for Career Service employees


* Strong computer skills and experience with computers on a regular basis


* Effective office skills


* Eager to learn


* Respectful to others


* Strong customer service skills, and the ability to work in a high stress environment.


* Accepting of constructive criticism



We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education Requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.

Experience Requirement: One (1) year of work experience in evidence handling or in the law enforcement field.

Education & Experience Equivalency: One year of college education (equal to 24 semester hours) may be substituted for the one year of work experience requirement.

Licensure & Certification: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Finalists will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation conducted by the Denver Police Department which may include a polygraph examination, credit history, criminal history and pre-employment drug screening. In addition to other potential hiring stipulations, no marijuana use or consumption in the 1 year immediately preceding the date of application.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CN1999 Property and Evidence Technician

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Position Type

Unlimited

Position Salary Range

$20.47 - $30.71

Starting Pay

Based on education and experience

Agency

Denver Police Department

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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