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Property & Evidence Technician


University of Colorado Police Department

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The CU Boulder Police Department at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomes applications for a Property & Evidence Technician. This position is responsible for operational oversight of the Property and Evidence Unit within the University of Colorado Police Department (CUPD). A critical function within the organization, this position is directly responsible for coordinating and directing programs and resources designed to ensure secure, efficient and organized operations of the Property and Evidence Section. This individual ensures all functions and activities comply with established laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the safety and quality of life for all CU affiliates. The CUPD is a full-service police agency with 46 sworn and 36 non-sworn employees providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service and ensures the safety and security for all of their PAC-12 Conference athletic events with attendance at football games exceeding 50,000 fans. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle, the CU-Boulder police work diligently with the University community and surrounding agencies to ensure a prompt and coordinated law enforcement response.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Property & Evidence Management and Processing 
  • Responsible for the intake of property, determination of property dispositions, release/disposal of property, provisions of crime scene and other investigative support, and maintaining property submitted through officers or campus departments. 
  • Conduct crime scene processing activities including identifying, collection, preserving and transporting of items of physical and trace evidence, as well as crime scene photography; may involve the use of specialized tools, equipment, and technology.
  • Creates documentation and maintains information within a computer database for the tracking of all property. 
  • Conduct routine audits of property and evidence inventory, corresponding with appropriate persons regarding disposition of property.
Work Unit Lead 
  • Act as lead worker, direct the Fleet/Property & Evidence Technician III or student employees in daily activities directly relating to Property & Evidence management and processing.
CUPD Property Manager 
  • Track and maintain equipment owned by CUPD and arrange for disposal/transfer of surplus property.
Building Access Management 
  • Ensure and maintain building access processes and procedures.
  • Maintain the integrity of controlled operational areas within all departments of the CUPD and Parking Transportation Services (PTS) building.
Other Duties as Assigned 
  • Serve other areas or for other divisions as needed (i.e. Operations or Emergency Management) due to operational needs or unforeseen circumstances, as changes in schedules and/or duties may vary due to operational needs or unforeseen circumstances.

What You Should Know

  • This position requires a valid Colorado driver license.
  • The work hours for this position are generally Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. However, this position may be required to work extra-duty hours for special events including, but not limited to, home football games, concerts, or other emergency needs that may arise.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated salary range starts at $47,196.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Four years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.
    • Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
  • Ability to become CCIC/NCIC certified within three months of hire.
  • Successfully pass a thorough background check, including polygraph and psychological examination.

What You Will Need

  • Sound understanding of principles used for evidence maintenance and processing.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate well with other employees, outside agencies and members of the public both verbally and in writing.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Previous employment with a Criminal Justice agency, preferably involved with property/evidence handling.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part-time work. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer