State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PROPERTY & EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN
Takes into custody found or abandoned property; researches ownership of property and returns or disposes in accordance with regulations, statutes, and court procedures;
Disposes or releases evidence upon court rulings;
Conducts periodic inventories and audits of evidence depositories; maintains appropriate records on evidence and found property; makes computer entries and prepares reports;
Receives into custody sized vehicles, and maintains vehicle impound area;
Gathers and receives into custody evidence at crime and incident scenes upon request from law enforcement officers;
Travels to evidence lockers in assigned areas to retrieve evidence and property into custody; must lift items into vehicle and move to evidence depository;
Handles large amounts of cash; makes deposits to banking facilities; maintains inventory of cash;
Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: perform audit of district and detachment evidence, property records, and inventory; work a variety of hours subject to change with a minimum of prior notice; plan, organize, and coordinate on an operational level; communicate orally and in writing in a professional environment; work without supervision; lift heavy objects.
High school graduation and three years of experience in a law enforcement agency in the collection, preservation, safeguarding, and disposal of evidence and property.
Two years of full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.
NOTE: A valid vehicle operator's license is required.
Class Specification History
Revised minimum qualifications: 6-15-90
Class code change (formerly 7793): 7-1-91
New class code: (formerly 41480) effective July 1, 2007