Community Service Officer:
Property/ Evidence Technician

Under supervision, the Community Service Officer (CSO) performs a wide range of field and office support duties in the patrol and support services divisions within the Marysville Police Department.

Pay range is $12.31 p/hr - $14.97 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience.

This is a specialized, part-time/temporary, non-sworn classification performing a wide variety of technical support duties. The Community Service Officer has no powers of arrest.


To perform varied and routine non-sworn duties with emphasis on property and evidence.

Examples of Duties:

  • Operate and maintain a computerized database of property and evidence received and stored using various inventory systems. Update and monitor the database to ensure  an accurate record of chain of custody for all items. Release evidence to sworn staff, crimes labs and other authorized personnel. Monitor evidence location and control through all phases of the legal/judicial system.

  • Ensure proper and legal dispostion of  nuisance weapons and illicit material as directed or when court action has been concluded. Research and process unclaimed and non-returnable items. Prepare items for auctions and/or destruction.

  • Prepare evidence, exhibits and reports for use in court, at hearings or depositions and give testimony regarding criminal cases.

  • Assist sworn staff as appropriate, including service of search warrants to recover evidence.

  • Document evidence or found/recovered property. Research criminal/property records using a computerized database. Respond to citizen questions about stored property and release recovered and found property in accordance with applicable law and department procedures.

  • Compile narrative and statistical reports related to property/evidence storage and custody, evidence collection and crime scene processing.

Experience and Education:

This position requires English language usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the ability to learn and apply rules and procedures involved in writing police reports. Applicants must be able to understand and carry out oral and written direction, establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and training may be any combination equivalent to the experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the job. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid California class C driver’s license. Additional specialized training in criminal justice, forensic science, and modern office technology in a related field is desirable.

If you have questions about this recruitment, please send your email to Lt. C. Sachs or call the Police Department at (530) 749-3957.

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The Marysville Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and acts in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.