Police Evidence Clerk

City Of Carlsbad   Carlsbad, NM   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 13, 2024
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Police Evidence Clerk

This position will be full-time, working no less than 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.

Job Duties:

  •  Storing and releasing evidence, issuing permits to regulated industries, managing office supplies and forms, and testifying in court. 
  • Receives, stores, maintains, and releases confiscated and personal property.  
  • Transfers evidence to NMDPS laboratories. 
  • Safeguards and maintains the integrity of all evidence and chain of custody by state laws, city ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Receives, verifies, catalogs, stores, retrieves, transfers, and disposes of all property and evidence.  
  • Completes detailed supplemental report when evidence is mailed, received or destroyed.
  • Assists officers with booking evidence as needed.
  • Review local and federal criminal history background checks to determine the appropriate release of firearms.  
  • Assists the public over the telephone or in person with evidence.
  • Works with a variety of hazardous items, including weapons, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, poisons, bodily fluids, flammable and explosive materials, currency, and unsanitary materials.
  • Utilizes a computerized barcoding system to track evidence inventory.  
  • Transfers property to purchasing agent for city auction.  
  • Maintains records on evidence storage and chain of custody actions.
  • Receives, stores, and disposes of bicycles, miscellaneous auto parts, televisions, speakers, and other bulky items.  
  • Accompanies officers, detectives, and anyone who needs to do business in the warehouse.  Trains new hires regarding evidence and property room.


  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  
  • Ability to balance, climb, crawl, crouch, walk, stand, kneel, stoop, sit, hear, feel, finger grasp, handle, reach, pull, push, speak, see and talk.
  • Ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
  • Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills. 


  • High school degree or GED.
  • Gun safety certification.
  • Previous experience in a law enforcement agency is preferred.
  • Two (2) years of property room experience or managing confidential records preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience in property evidence management or completion of a course in property evidence management is preferred but not required.
  • Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Must have an excellent attendance record. 

Starting hourly rate of $25.89.


  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

To be considered for this position, apply at the City Municipal Building, 101 N. Halagueno, or respond to the City of Carlsbad, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 1569, Carlsbad, NM 88221, or via email to hr@cityofcarlsbadnm.com. Applicants must include a completed City of Carlsbad Employment application. Resumes are not required but may be included if desired.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


City Of Carlsbad

602 W Mermod St
Carlsbad , NM