Property Management Officer – the safeguarding role

As a Property Management Officer you will provide an efficient and effective property management service to Western Australia Police Force (WAPOL) Business Units and external agencies.

Depending on your location, you will:

• assist in the transportation and storage of exhibits from clandestine laboratories or major crime incidents
• monitor security systems and building alarms
• undertake administrative duties as required.

Your duties

Property management (districts / divisions)

In this role you will:

• assist in providing an efficient and effective property management service to WAPOL business units
• transport property, drugs, firearms and any other equipment between crime sites and police facilities within the metropolitan area
• ensure property, drugs and firearms are received, recorded, stored, maintained and released (under the requirements of relevant legislation) at WAPOL warehouses and police stations
• regularly liaise with and ensure your supervisor(s) is kept fully informed of all matters
• review on-hand property and exhibits and consider appropriate methods to reduce property holdings
• assist in the development of internal best practice regarding activities associated with the receipt, storage and disposal of property and exhibits
• provide information and advice to customers (both within and external to the agency) on property procedures and processes in accordance with relevant legislation and WAPOL policies and procedures
• ensure that all administrative practices are consistent with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Commissioner’s manuals and legislation
• support WAPOL business units by ensuring their unclaimed or seized property and exhibits are received, recorded, stored and maintained under the requirements of relevant legislation
• ensure the integrity and security of property and exhibits, as well as the maintenance of accurate records on the Incident Management System (IMS) computer databases
• provide evidence in court or other forums relevant to the receipt, custody, movement or disposal of exhibits
• assist frontline officers to store property and exhibits
• ensure security of property by monitoring security systems and building alarms (including responding to alarms promptly by contacting the Police Communications Centre [POC])
• undertake other administrative tasks and duties.

Property management (crime support)

In this role you will:

• ensure relevant equipment is operationally ready
• assist with processing and management of exhibits obtained from secure crime scenes (including clandestine laboratories and serious crime incidents) under the direction of a Chemist, Senior Investigating Officer and/or Senior Police Officer
• assist with the safe storage and transportation of exhibits to disposal facilities
• assist with inputting information and data onto relevant systems (National Clandestine Laboratory Database, Viper, Forensic Register, Investigation Case Management System [UPML and UWL])
• review audio and CCTV intelligence under clear instruction to identify stated information (duties and powers only applicable to State Crime)
• maintain contemporary knowledge in dangerous goods and exhibit handling.


You will also be required to:

• understand and comply with information security policies and procedures to ensure information holdings / systems are kept confidential and utilised accurately and reliably
• undertake other duties as directed (not requiring the exercise of additional policing powers).


You can read the full job description here.