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Police Services Technician I - Property Control, Shawnee Police Department

This position performs a variety of technical and clerical duties related to the storage, protection, delivery, release, and disposition of evidence and property found and/or recovered for safekeeping. Work is performed with latitude for independent decision-making within guidelines of policies and procedures. General supervision is provided by the Police Records Supervisor. The position involves frequent internal contacts within the department and with other City departments and frequent external contact with the public, requiring the ability to deal with some non-routine problems within general guidelines.  


Position Responsibilities


    Evidence – Receives, logs, inventories, processes, stores, releases and disposes items of evidence and abandoned or found property which include weapons, narcotics, and money. Ensures incoming property has the proper documentation and packaging.


    Chain of Custody- Tracks the movement of and maintains chain of custody documentation for all property and evidence. Retrieve and release property items to Officers for court testimony. Prepare and transport property and evidence to the crime lab for analysis. Retrieve, inspect, confirm receipt of, and places property back in the original location when returned from the lab or other off site facility.


    Police Records Management- Performs data entry into a Police Records Management System (RMS) to accurately track property location. Bar code applicable items. Properly log all property and evidence. Update and maintain accurate processes, manuals, and computerized records control systems for the position.


    Court- Testifies in Court regarding the integrity of property preservation, storage or disposal of items when subpoenaed by a Court. Gives dispositions as required and ensure chain of custody of all items requested.


    Public Interaction-  Answers questions, provides information and communicates with the public, both by telephone and in person. Provides and explains information concerning evidence and property in accordance to police procedures, City ordinances, and state  laws.


    Technical-  As assigned, maintains and manages the police department digital evidence management system and retention. Distributes police department digital evidence to federal, district and municipal courts. Prepares digital evidence for open records request by redacting necessary portions of in car video and officer body worn camera systems.


    Training and equipment- Provides training and assistance to Police Department personnel on the proper procedures for packaging and submitting evidence.  Submits requests to order evidence supplies to package evidence. Stocks evidence processing room with the appropriate evidence packaging supplies.


    Other Duties.  As assigned, the Police Service Technician will ensure accurate records and files of the Department's evidence and property inventory. Receive, store, transport, release, auction, and dispose of evidence and property items according to Department policy or practice. On an as needed basis, fill in for other Police Service Technician positions in Investigations or Police Records.


    Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.


    With or without accommodations, a Police Service Technician I- Property Control must be able to:


        Understand the basic functions of City services.

        Work and relate well with others.

        Provide reliable information and high quality, professional service to the visitors and citizens of Shawnee.

        Maintain the trust and confidence of peers, superiors, the Courts, and general citizenry.

        Have regular and predictable attendance.

        Be productive, efficient, and effective while working independent of direct supervision.

        Exercise rational judgment.

        Ensure that data and reports are complete and accurate by identifying errors and having them corrected.

        Navigate the Municipal and District Court case management programs.  Understand and comply with operational policies, procedures, codes of conduct, standards, and orders.

        Understand health care risks of common biological and chemical hazards, and ensure safety procedures are followed.

        Organize, prioritize and plan work effectively.

        Maintain accurate records and files of the department's evidence and property inventory.

        Operate a personal computer, common business software applications, and the City's operational database applications.

        Receive, store, transport, release, auction, and dispose of evidence and property items according to department policy or practice.

        Purchase, issue, and maintain the department's inventory of supplies needed for evidence testing and collection, and evidence and property item packaging. 

        Perform other duties as assigned or requested


TYPE:  Full Time


Starting salary is $32,810 - $36,102 (Depending on qualifications)


Generous benefits package.  This information can be found at the City of Shawnee website, https://cityofshawnee.org/Departments/Human_Resources/Employee_Benefits.


This is a KPERS civilian position.


High school diploma or the equivalent. 

Minimum of three (3) years administrative or clerical experience.

Previous law enforcement experience which would include records keeping experience within a law enforcement agency is preferred.

Previous experience in property/evidence management preferred.


The City of Shawnee offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, life and vision insurance as well as paid time off, educational reimbursement, and retirement benefits.


For consideration please apply on-line at www.cityofshawnee.org.


If reasonable accommodation is necessary to apply or further information is needed, please contact Human Resources, Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS  66203.



CLOSING DATE:  6/25/2018