Police Evidence Technician - Tucson, AZ
Salary: $16.60 - $25.50/hour *Salary in accordance to Administrative Directives*
- Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School
- Minimum Experience Qualifications: No experience required
- Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License
Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.
- Retrieves, secures and releases property seized by law enforcement agencies.
- Transports and secures property from police substations and crime scenes using a marked police unit.
- Inspects and verifies submitted items and documentation, and ensures accuracy and safety.
- Handles bloody items, narcotics, firearms, and flammable materials.
- Maintains chain of custody and disposes and releases property as prescribed by law and department procedures.
- Conducts property inventories and maintains property storage areas.
- Releases evidence and property to authorized personnel for possession, examination or court exhibits.
- Performs criminal history background checks by accessing local, state and national computer systems.
- Determines the appropriate release of firearms by identifying persons prohibited by law from possessing firearms.
- Reviews and researches records to determine disposition of cases for the release, return, transfer or disposal of evidence.
- Verifies information, performs computer inquiries and accesses various computer systems prior to disposal.
- Makes a determination on evidence, and destroys, transfers or releases evidence, narcotics, firearms, and currency in accordance with prescribed methods and established procedures.
- Requests authorization for disposal from case detectives, County Attorney's office, or officers after review.
- Processes release authorizations.
- Provides customer service by communicating with the public, attorneys, City personnel, criminal justice agencies, and other law enforcement agencies concerning the receipt, return or status of property and evidence.
- Testifies in court as required regarding the integrity, preservation, transportation, and chain of custody of property and evidence.
- Instructs Police Recruits in evidence handling procedures at the regional academy and conducts tours of the section as required to trainees, officers, or students.