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Property Control Officer - San Fernando, CA

Salary: $54,336-$67,296 per year

Job Requirements:

Education & Experience Requirements (Minimum Qualifications)

Knowledge of:

  • Basic record keeping methods applicable to evidentiary property.
  • City ordinances, codes, procedures and practices regarding custody, release, destruction and return of evidence/other property.
  • NCIC and other criminal justice database administrative/operational procedures and regulations.
  • Basic use, storage and care of weapons. 
  • Proper handling and storage of drugs and chemical/biological hazards.
  • Principles and practices of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.
  • Records management, recordkeeping, filling, and basic purchasing practices/procedures.

Ability To:

  • Maintain accurate records of a wide variety of police evidence and other materials, supplies and equipment received, stored and issued.
  • Prepare basic statistical and narrative reports.
  • Operate a computer, standard business software and a variety of computer software programs/databases related to area of assignment.
  • Reach sound decisions in accordance with City policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Understand and follow written/oral instructions
  • Maintain confidential information 
  • Represent the City effectively in dealing with other agencies and the public.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Following established procedures, receives, catalogs, and processes items of evidence into the property room; stores and safeguards items of evidence that may be used in court proceedings: documents and validated chain of custody and preserves items of evidence; following strict procedures, releases evidence to investigative, forensics and District Attorney personnel for entry into court proceedings. 
  • Enters all items that are under custody into the records management system. • Processes firearms into the property room by verifying that all serial numbers and descriptions are correctly entered into the records management system. 
  • Prepares for transport and receives evidence sent to crime lab for analysis; updates property logs and computer systems to maintain accurate chain-of-custody reporting. 
  • Performs inventory control through computerized records management system; enters, searches and retrieves data; writes police reports and memorandums; performs audits. 
  • Pulls, transfers, accounts for and oversees the disposition of all evidence/property eligible for disposal, including weapons, hazardous materials and narcotics; notifies owners of found property; sorts unclaimed property/evidence to destroy, return to owner or auction as authorized, or to transfer or donate as appropriate. 
  • Receives, serves or arranges for service of witness and officer subpoenas in accordance with established rules, policies and procedures. 
  • May testify in court concerning evidence chain of custody. 
  • Assist in Detective Division as needed. 
  • May deal directly with the public at the detective service window to receive payment of fees, answer questions, and assist with vehicle releases and repos.

Closing Date:4/7/2023

Additional Instructions:

Applications can be downloaded at and submitted to the Personnel Department

To Apply: 


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