Performs work processing and maintaining chain of custody for evidence and found property, transporting and disposing of evidence, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Logistics Sergeant.
Essential Job Functions
- Maintains the evidence room in an organized manner.
- Testifies in court relative to evidence handling and chain of custody.
- Transports evidence and found property for testing or processing; ensures custody and disposition is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.
- Maintains packaging supplies and forms.
- Researches case report numbers and case dispositions to determine owners and eligibility of items to be returned or disposed.
- Attends job related training as required.
- Enters all new property and evidence taken in by officers into RMS system; insures each item being processed is entered correctly; transfers items to the property module and is bar coded.
- Conducts assigned inventories and audits of selected areas within Property and Evidence.
- Retrieves and releases evidence and property to officers, prosecuting attorneys, government agencies and the public in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Performs other related duties as needed.
- High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in property and evidence management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of law enforcement investigative principles and techniques of identification.
- Thorough knowledge of evidence and laws of search and seizure.
- Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department.
- General knowledge of the geography of the Town and location of important buildings.
- Skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports.
- Ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public.
- Ability to analyze situations and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
- Ability to perform work during emergency or disaster situations upon request and as assigned by management.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, state and federal officials, and the general public.
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, sitting, and lifting, and occasionally requires walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, and pushing or pulling; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment, and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment, and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.