Support Staff

Support staff provide crucial aid to officers in the field.  

 

Current Job Openings

The City of Benton Police Department is currently taking applications for the position listed below.

JOB TITLE:   CIVILIAN EVIDENCE & PROPERTY MANAGER                                                                               

JOB SUMMARY:                                                   

The Civilian Evidence & Property Manager works under the direct supervision of the CID Lieutenant, and is responsible for the handling, tracking, security and proper disposition of all property and evidence stored in the Benton Police Department evidence room and other storage facilities and for shipping and receiving evidence sent for outside analysis.  This position is governed by state and federal laws and department policy.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • 1) Check the Patrol Evidence Room daily, ascertaining that all items are properly packaged, marked, entered into the evidence and property tracking software by the submitting officer, and confirm all packages are accounted for. 
  • 2) Transfer all items from the Patrol Evidence Room to the CID Evidence Room, place items in the appropriate bin or storage area and document by updating the evidence and property tracking software.
  • 3) Transport evidence for outside analysis at least once a week; pick up evidence at outside agencies weekly and return and log items into the CID Evidence Room.
  • 4) File evidence analysis reports and make them available for use in court.
  • 5) Make ready evidence needed for court as requested on Evidence Request Forms. 
  • 6) Log all evidence in and out of the evidence and property tracking software as needed for court or analysis.
  • 7) File copies of court disposition forms confirming all holds have been released and court instructions have been followed prior to final disposition.
  • 8) Maintain Taser and In-car video videos in the evidence computer. Prepare copies as needed and/or requested for court or investigation.
  • 9) Conduct quarterly inventories on all sensitive items (cash, drugs, and firearms) and semi-annual inventories on all other evidence and property.
  • 1) Conduct monthly destruction of evidence no longer needed for court as allowed by department policy, state and federal law.
  • 2) Maintain all property and evidence in a manner consistent with evidentiary standards and department policy.
  • 3) Check status of case files at Prosecutors Office to determine final disposition of evidence.
  • 4) Safely handle all property and evidence to include but not limited to chemicals, drugs, body fluids, firearms and ammunition and promptly report any unsafe conditions.
  • 5) Order evidence supplies and ensure that the patrol division is supplied with necessary supplies to properly package and document evidence.
  • 6) Conduct records checks through ACIC and in-house computer files of persons requesting the return of property, while abiding by all state laws and department policies regarding the dissemination of information.
  • 7) Notify the CID Lieutenant of any potential or real problems facing their work area or the division.
  • 8) Attend job related training as required.
  • 9) Perform the duties of a Notary Public.
  • 10) Perform job related tasks as required or assigned.
  • 11) Testify in court as required.

WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

The Civilian Evidence & Property Manager will have frequent contact with department personnel, the judicial system, other agencies, the state crime lab, the general public and business owners.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Basic knowledge of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Basic knowledge of the Rules of Evidence.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of computers and computer programs.  (Windows 98, Office 2000, XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook)
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability to maintain accurate filing systems and research files to verify data in various forms and documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to accurately multi-task.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic and of the alphabet.
  • Ability to answer phones, greet the public, and provide information and assistance.
  • Ability to use power tools for evidence destruction.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical activities marked below are representative of those that will be required on a regular basis to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lifting 25 lbs.

Carrying 25 lbs.

Stooping / Bending

Kneeling / Squatting

Walking

Standing

Sitting

Color Vision

Depth Perception

Hearing

Use of hands to finger, handle, or feel

Eye-Hand Coordination

Close Visions (Clear at 20 inches or less)                 

Distant Visions (Clear at 20 feet or more)

Physical Coordination (simultaneous use of hands, arms, feet, and legs)

Climbing, balancing (working with a step stool or ladder)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The environmental conditions marked below are common for this job.

Fumes or Dust (may be subject to fumes or dust from the evidence processing room, storage facilities, and/or during destruction)

Low Noise (e.g., business office)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The formal education of a high school diploma; plus three years of training in business office practices, or a related field.
  • Possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
  • Pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.

Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Chief of Police.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Starting Salary: $28,442

Salary Range: $28,442- $42,664

Closing date is Thursday, Nov. 9.

An application is available for download by clicking below or may be picked up at the Benton Municipal Complex located at 114 S. East Street or by calling (501) 776-5900 or (501) 776-5948, or CLICK HERE to download the application in adobe PDF format (File is over 6mb, Right click and choose "save as" if you are experiencing long load times).

An application is also available from the Human Resources Department or a printable application is available on line at www.bentonar.orq.

Application - A completed, written application must be mailed, faxed or emailed to City of Benton HR:

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P.O. Box 607
Benton, AR 72018
Fax # 501-776-5912

Applications should be submitted ASAP as the position will be filled immediately.

The CITY OF BENTON is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, or physical or mental disability.