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Police Evidence Technician - Tucson, AZ

Salary: $16.60 - $25.50/hour *Salary in accordance to Administrative Directives*

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School
  • Minimum Experience Qualifications: No experience required
  • Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Job Duties:

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.

Closing Date:5/1/2022

Additional Instructions:

Resume is required.

To Apply:


Bill Brantley


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