Evidence Technician - Mesa, AZ


Salary: $40,491.36 - $59,928.96 Annually Job Requirements: Qualifications & Requirements:Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity. Minimum Qualifications Required:Graduation from high school or GED. A minimum of one-year experienc...

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Evidence Official - Ephrata, WA


Salary: Annual Salary Range: $54,620 - $65,544 - SEE BELOW Job Requirements: For an applicant to qualify as a lateral they must meet the following qualifications: • High School Graduate or GED, Bachelor's Degree preferred• Washington State Driver's License• Must be able to pass background check; phycological exam; polygraph exam; and pre-employment...

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Massive Evidence Storage Facility Fire Sheds Light on Sloppy NYPD Practices


The NYPD maintains poor storage practices because there is no law stopping them from doing so.  January 20, 2023 A murder case in which the NYPD found a necktie and wire hanger at the scene. Another homicide after which officers vouchered the victim's coat and the assailant's hat. Video from a fight in stalled traffic on the Queensboro Bridge ...

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Girardville council fires police officer, who denies allegations by borough


Responding to the allegation about the evidence room, Bivona said: "The mayor's  order for the key to the evidence room which would have allowed and facilitated unsupervised access to the evidence room was inappropriate and illegal." January 13, 2023 GIRARDVILLE — Borough council Wednesday took formal action to fire its suspended officer-...

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Deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs from drop box in sheriff station pleads not guilty


Deputy Cory Richey was arrested last week as he arrived to work and later booked into jail; a Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered him to enroll in a drug treatment program January 12, 2023 SAN DIEGO — A veteran sheriff's deputy accused of taking prescription drugs from a drop box in a sheriff's station pleaded not guilty in San Diego on Tuesday...

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Civilian Records-Evidence Specialist - Troutman, NC


Salary: $42,025 to $62,037 depending on education and experience. Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance paid for employee Job Requirements: Successfully pass extensive background investigation and pre-employment drug screening. Passes or be able to obtain DCI certification. Job Duties: Manage Property and Evidence Room and Departmental Records....

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Former FBI agent who destroyed evidence in Springdale lawmaker’s kickback case avoids jail


Cessario wiped the hard drive to his FBI laptop computer used to collect evidence in the public corruption case against former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, and co-defendants in a kickback scheme January 6, 2023 FORT SMITH -- A federal judge Thursday sentenced former FBI special agent Robert Cessario of Bentonville to three years of supervise...

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Court records show suspended state trooper accused of stealing Rolex watch from evidence room


"Numerous others had access to the property storage area which, unlike the evidence locker, has never been subject to stringent security measures." January 4, 2023 Vermont state trooper is accused of having stolen a Rolex watch and other valuables that had been seized during an arrest, court documents show. The trooper denies the allegations, with ...

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Inventory Control Specialist - Wake County Sheriff's Office, Raleigh, NC


Salary: Starting at $50,000 - full benefits Job Requirements: The Wake County Sheriff's Office is seeking to hire an Inventory Control Specialist to work in our evidence depository. This position will be a full time position with benefits. Starting pay for a person with the right experience and training in evidence control will be in the $50,0...

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2 Macomb County medical examiner employees fired for stealing drugs


The employees, a 50-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, allegedly took some drugs instead of properly disposing of them. December 9, 2022 Two Macomb County employees were fired after allegedly stealing drugs from the medical examiner's office, county officials announced at a news conference Friday. Morgue employees often take medicine found at a ...

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Legal Aid: NYPD must account for evidence destroyed in fire


The loss of that evidence could affect cases and people The Legal Aid Society represents who may have been wrongly convicted. December, 21, 2022 NEW YORK - Last week, a massive fire destroyed a warehouse in Brooklyn where the NYPD stored decades of evidence. "Why are you storing such important evidence in a rickety old building?" Legal Aid Society ...

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10Investigates: KPD officer kept evidence, citations, sex doll for months, years in cruiser


The officer was fired in June after an internal investigation found some of the items should have been turned into the department years ago.Enter Headline here December 21m 2022 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The officer's cruiser told Knoxville police all they needed to know. Stashed in the Knoxville Police Department vehicle were various items that belonged ...

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Spencer cop charged with stealing prescription drugs from DEA collection canister


The allegation states Deckard "utilized his authority to remove illegal narcotics and controlled substances from the DEA Drug Take Back Container stored within the Spencer Police Department." Decembere 19, 2022 A town of Spencer police officer is on administrative leave after his arrest Friday on charges of stealing narcotics that had been put into...

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Former Police Chief Admits Stealing and Using Heroin Seized in Two Federal Investigations


The heroin was evidence that had been seized in two federal drug trafficking investigations and stored in the evidence locker at the police station. December 13, 2022 PITTSBURGH, PA – A former Elizabeth Borough Police Chief pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced t...

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8 hurt in fire at NYPD warehouse where evidence is stored


 "It's mainly evidence but we store other things there as well," he said. December 14, 2022 NEW YORK (AP) — Eight people suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a fire at a New York Police Department warehouse that houses DNA evidence from crime scenes as well as cars, e-bikes and motor scooters, police and fire officials said. The fire at the Erie...

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New Audit Delivers Another Blow To D.C.’s Embattled Forensics Lab


Department also failed to comply with its own policies, procedures and regulations, and industry standardsEnter Headline here December 4, 2022 The D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences has failed to operate as an independent part of the justice system, a report from the Office of the D.C. Auditor has found. The report released Thursday determined th...

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State won’t file charges in Pulaski Sheriff’s Office missing money case


no charges will be filed by the state in the case of around $25,000 missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office evidence room. November 29, 2022 According to a report in the Commonwealth Journal in Somerset, no charges will be filed by the state in the case of around $25,000 missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office evidence room. The K...

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FORMER POLICE OFFICER CHRISTOPHER STILL CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT ON DUTY


The complaint also charges that Still stole three firearms from the evidence locker December 1, 2002 Today, Dauphin County detectives arrested Christopher Still, who was formerly employed with the Halifax Borough Police Department, for criminal conduct during his tenure as a police officer. The complaint charges that between 2019 and 2022, Still su...

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Federal jury trial set for former NSP employee charged with stealing drugs


FORMER NEBRASKA STATE PATROL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR STOLEN DRUGS FROM EVIDENCE ROOM August 24, 2022 Federal court records say the trial is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 6 for Anna Idigima, 37, and George Weaver Jr., 37. Idigima and her boyfriend, Weaver Jr., 36, have both been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five...

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Stolen Neb. Police Evidence Leads to Dismissal of over 65 Cases


Seized narcotics worth over $1.2 million were stolen from Nebraska State Patrol's evidence room in Lincoln in September, and continued reviews could result in even more dismissals, officials say. November 1, 2021 A month after news broke about the theft of more than $1.2 million worth of seized drugs from the Nebraska State Patrol's evidence room, ...

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Hungry rats to blame for 1,000lbs of missing marijuana, India police say – court not convinced


A court that had mandated the drugs be produced as evidence in a smuggling trial, was seemingly unconvinced and demanded proof that the rats had eaten the drugs November 25, 2022 A half-ton of confiscated marijuana disappeared from a storage room in India – and police are now pointing fingers at tiny, four-legged trespassers. Police in Mathura, a c...

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Durham Police property evidence warehouse destroyed by blaze


Sources told the Sun that along with those vehicle a tactical bomb unit bomb truck, uniforms, a marine boat and potential evidence in lock up were consumed in the fire. July 18, 2022 Durham Regional Police continued to investigate on Monday after a massive fire destroyed their property bureau warehouse. Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, massive black smoke...

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St. Louis police ask judge to force city's top prosecutor to clear evidence shelves of drugs


SLMPD filed a petition in court asking a judge to force the CAO to review about 6,890 cases involving drugs and determine which drugs can be destroyed. November 6, 2022 ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department wants the city's Circuit Attorney's Office to clear evidence shelves of drugs related to thousands of cases. SLMPD f...

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Evidence Specialist - Osceola County Sheriff - FL


Salary: $35,257.95 + benefits Job Requirements: Requirements:Must have a High School Diploma or GED.Must have the ability to be on-call.Must have the ability to work irregular hours, including nights & weekends.Must have a valid Florida driver's license.Must successfully complete civilian defensive driving within 3 months of transfer.Must be ab...

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Wichita gives update on police property and evidence audit


I will say that I am very happy to see the preliminary results of the audit since it appears all evidence has been accounted for thus far. Enter Article DATE HERE WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The city provided an update on the Wichita Police Department's Property and Evidence section during Mayor Brandon Whipple's weekly press briefing. A third-part...

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Charges filed after more evidence reportedly found in disgraced police chief’s home


The document states that during a search of Jones' home, the Pike County Sheriff's Office found an evidence bag with a Missouri State Highway Patrol seal containing what was believed to be meth. October 28, 2022 LOUISIANA Mo. (WGEM) - The State of Missouri has filed new charges against the Louisiana, Missouri, police chief who was arrested last wee...

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Former Minneapolis cop gets 3 years for stealing drugs during illegal searches


Prosecutors said Jindra made up reasons to conduct searches so he could steal drugs including oxycodone and methamphetamine Enter Article DATE HERE A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Minneapolis police officer to more than 3 years in prison for stealing drugs from citizens during illegal searches. In November, a jury convicted Ty ...

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Attorneys: Evidence destroyed in criminal case of former Minneapolis police officer


Attorneys for Cummings claim the evidence in question includes GPS data, messages between Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) troopers who responded to the crash, as well as letters and email communications, requested under discovery.Enter Headline here September 27, 2022 Attorneys for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in connection to a fatal c...

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Audit Criticizes Operation Of Wichita Police Department’s Property, Evidence Unit


CITY MANAGER ROBERT LAYTON INFORMED THE PUBLIC OF THE 2021 AUDIT THIS WEEK. September 28, 2022 By Kylie Cameron – Kansas News Service A 407-page audit of the Wichita Police Department's Property and Evidence Unit found various issues with the storage of evidence and with staffing and training. It also found that evidence was not being properly docu...

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City of Wichita addresses concerns with WPD property and evidence


Layton said interim Police Chief Troy Livingston and an internal auditor will begin working to implement the aforementioned items September 28 2022 WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita city leaders addressed concerns about potential problems with the Wichita Police Department's Property and Evidence facility on Monday. It comes after 12 NEWS sent an open...

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Former technician cleared in case of missing evidence


The newspaper confirmed that there is still one person who remains on paid administrative leave which is pending the outcome of the investigation, now in the hands of the Oregon Department of Justice. Septembere 24, 2022 ONTARIO — Former Ontario Police Department Evidence Technician David Worth has been cleared in the investigation into missing evi...

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Sussex Police officer stole drugs and had sex in Brighton stations


The police constable stole diazepam, commonly known as benzos, from the evidence room of the Sussex Police station September 21, 2022 A POLICE officer stole drugs from an evidence room while on duty and had sex in a staff locker room, a tribunal heard. The man, who can only be named as Officer X, would have been dismissed from the force if he had n...

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AG: Former Trooper sentenced for stealing, using heroin on the job


By stealing evidence and using drugs while on duty, Corporal Rickard dishonored his profession and committed a serious crime September 20, 2022 he PA Office of the Attorney General announced a former PSP Corporal has been sentenced for charges related to stealing drugs from the evidence room. According to the attorney general, former PSP Corporal B...

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KSP detective testifies about missing PCSO money


An evidentiary hearing in a burglary case became the backdrop for a Kentucky State Police (KSP) detective to publicly testify about the ongoing investigation of money missing from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office's evidence room. Septemeber 19, 2022 An evidentiary hearing in a burglary case became the backdrop Monday for a Kentucky State Po...

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Former Enfield officer indicted on 58 child pornography counts


The indictments showed multiple instances of drugs and evidence in the form of cash and coins — more than $12,000 — being taken from the Enfield Police Department's evidence room. September 14, 2022 A former Enfield police officer already facing charges associated with evidence tampering now faces 58 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of mi...

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Former Shelby County Criminal Court clerk staffer indicted for stolen evidence


The investigation originated when a family member of a victim came to the evidence room to get their belongings. Septemeber 9, 2022 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A former employee of the Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk's Office was indicted last month for stealing cash from evidence. Steven Sharp, a former principal clerk, is accused of stealing at lea...

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What did Matthew Buckley do? Charges explored as California sheriff’s deputy is accused of falsifying police report to steal firearms


Matthew Buckley was a prominent figure within his agency, having won "Officer of the Year" 2 years in a row. September 7, 2022 On August 26, Contra Costa County authorities announced that they had arrested California Sheriff's deputy Matthew Buckley on multiple felony firearms charges. As per Mercury News, Matthew Buckley, 41, is accused of falsify...

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Hartford Police chief accused of selling prescription pills from drug collection box


Two dozen Hydrocodone pills that went missing from the Hartford Police Department drug collection box September 6, 2022 PAW PAW, Mich. — A West Michigan police chief is accused of stealing and selling painkillers from a police collection box designed to take drugs off the streets, according to unsealed court documents. Two dozen Hydrocodone pills t...

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UPDATE: Former Clarksville officer charged after allegedly showing evidence photos and video


The Butler County Sheriff's Office was notified March 4, and Tobin's employment with the city ended the following day September 2, 2022 CLARKSVILLE — A former Clarksville police officer has been charged with child pornography offenses, allegedly mishandling evidence that led to prosecutors dropping a case against a sex offender. Authorities allege ...

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KSP investigating theft from PCSO evidence room


Kentucky State Police are investigating the disappearance of around $25,000 cash August 23, 2022 The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police are investigating the disappearance of around $25,000 cash from within the Sheriff's Office evidence room, as reported this week by Sheriff Greg Speck. The money was discovered missing after ...

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Bakersfield PD officer flushed suspect's marijuana, said he was angry: docs


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — When first questioned by internal affairs detectives, Bakersfield Police Department Senior Officer Brendan Thebeau said he didn't recall finding marijuana when searching a home for a gun reportedly brandished at an officer, documents say August 23, 2022 A detective opened his laptop and played two portions of body camer...

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Jury Convicts Man Linked by DNA to Montclair, Burbank Cold Case Murders


Jurors heard final closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Horace Vaultz, who prosecutors say left DNA on three women found strangled in the 1980s. August 20, 2022 Horace Van Vaultz, Jr., 67, showed no reaction as the clerk of the court read the verdicts. The jurors also found true the special circumstances of multiple murders and that the murd...

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Chisolm man convicted in 1986 cold-case murder


A St. Louis County jury found 54-year-old Michael Allen Carbo, Jr. guilty in the rape and murder of Nancy Daugherty 36 years ago. August 18, 2022 DULUTH, Minn. — Editor's note: The video above first aired on June 29, 2022. A Chisolm man will serve a mandatory life sentence in prison following his conviction for first-degree murder in the death of a...

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Business compliance operation conducted at 19 auto businesses in Perris results in recovery of 448 catalytic converters, 15 citations


Where Do We Put Them? August 18, 2022 A business compliance operation conducted at 19 automotive businesses within the City of Perris resulted in the recovery of 448 catalytic converters and 15 citations for various offenses. On August 17, the Perris Station Special Enforcement and Problem Oriented Policing Teams (SET/POP), with the assistance...

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Police accused her of making up her rape, then destroyed the evidence


A CNN survey in 2018 found that police at dozens of agencies nationwide had trashed 400 rape kits in cases that could have been prosecuted. August 11, 2022 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — Gretchen Van Winkle was transfixed as the hit Netflix series "Unbelievable" played across her TV screen in 2019. The dramatized version of a true story of one woman's...

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Charges against former Auburn detective dismissed


Sexton said he has maintained his innocence throughout the course of the case August 11, 2022 ALBION — The criminal case involving a former Auburn Police Department detective was dismissed Monday. Stacy Sexton of Waterloo faced charges of theft and official misconduct, both Level 6 felonies, which originally were filed in DeKalb County in September...

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Houston police chief declares gun 'buyback' successful after receiving over 800 weapons


Residents could exchange their guns for gift cards at the event,  Enter Article DATE HERE The Houston, Texas police chief is declaring the city's gun buyback program hosted on July 30 a success. Residents could exchange their guns for gift cards at the event, which was hosted at Wheeler Ave. Baptist Church, according to FOX 26. Sylvester ...

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Charlotte police arrest group of bicyclists, charge them with reckless driving after assault


More Bikes July 28, 2022 Charlotte, N.C. — A group of bicyclists were charged with reckless driving last Thursday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police said an assault committed earlier by one of the cyclists in uptown Charlotte led them to the bicycle gang. Five bikes were seized during the arrest, the police posted Tuesday on Twi...

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Lancaster man charged for teen’s 1975 cold case murder after coffee cup DNA match


 David Sinopoli of Lancaster has been charged in the 1975 cold case murder of 19-year-old Lindy Sue Biechler after DNA on a discarded coffee cup appeared to match DNA left on the victim's clothing. July 18, 2022 LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – David Sinopoli of Lancaster has been charged in the 1975 cold case murder of 19-year-old Lindy Sue Biechler a...

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MCDONALD: Poor police work in North Carolina is letting rapists go free


The chain of custody is one of the first elements a good defense attorney will scrutinize. If he or she can prove a break in the chain of custody, the evidence is not admissible at trial July 18, 2022 There is a sexual assault taking place right now. Every 68 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. More than 97% of perpetrators get off s...

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IAPE Class FAQ

  • Do I have to be a member in order to attend a class? +

    Yes, the cost of a class for a non-member includes a one-year membership to IAPE and all benefits included. You can find more information on what the Property and Evidence Training Class entails or to see our latest schedule and register online.
  • How often does IAPE offer classes? +

    IAPE generally offers about 25 – 30 classes each year throughout the United States and Canada. Check back often, as we add classes throughout the year. If you would like to request a class in your area, or for your department, please contact us. Be sure to add your name to our email list to be kept informed of new classes and changes.
  • Can a student pay on the day of the class? +

    The class must be paid in-full by registration the first day. We accept credit cards, checks, cash or money orders. You may pay online any time before the class. If you pay online within 48 hours of the class, please bring your online payment confirmation for verification.
  • I don't see a class coming to my area, how can I get that to happen? +

    Contact us to discuss the possibility of adding a class for your city/area or department. We can also offer onsite classes exclusively for an agency or department, based on a minimum number of attendees.
  • What forms of payment do you accept? +

    IAPE accepts checks and most all major credit cards online (through Paypal). Purchase orders can be included with your invoice (see the online registration form for more details).
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