SHPD Hiring for Property and Evidence Technician, Professional Staff Position, Deadline April 9th

Spring Hill Police Department Property and Evidence Technician

The City of Spring Hill is now accepting applications for full-time Property and Evidence Technician. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.  Selected applicants will receive an interview the week of April 12-16, 2021.

The City of Spring Hill offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants without regard to race, sex, creed, color, age, religion, national origin, physical impairment, or other non-merit factors.  Minorities are encouraged to apply. 

For any questions, please email shpdemployment@springhilltn.org.  No phone calls please

Please apply online at: 

https://www.springhilltn.org/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Employment-Application-42

Qualifications: 

  • H.S. diploma or equivalent required  
  • MUST be 21 years or older
  • MUST possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license 
  • MUST be a citizen of the United States 
  • MUST pass a Psychological Evaluation
  • MUST pass a Medical Evaluation
  • MUST pass a polygraph

Disqualifications, include, but not limited to: 

  • Convictions, guilty plea or nolo contendere of a felony offense  
  • Conviction of a crime of moral turpitude  
  • Conviction for any federal, state or local ordinance relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substance  
  • Any violation of a domestic statute, including Orders of Protections 
  • Delinquent on Child Support, student loans, etc. 
  • DUI convictions or interlock device required 
  • Dishonorable discharge or equivalent from any armed forces 

Benefits: 

  • Starting pay $16.96/hr.
  • Work schedule is primarily during normal business hours
  • Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System 
  • Free 25k life insurance policy with option to purchase additional plans 
  • Option for free family medical plan 
  • Dental and vision insurance offered 

Deadline: 

Applications will be accepted through April 9, 2021 @ 8:00 AM CST.

Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to perform functions involving evidence /property room records, evidence, property and to provide general support within the Police Department. Duties and responsibilities include security and control of evidence/property, maintaining evidence/property records; performing evidence/property submittal functions; completing internal audits; and providing assistance to the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Responsible for the security and control of evidence/property to include confidentiality of any persons involved.

Responsible for maintaining and cleaning evidence/property storage areas.

Performs evidence/property data entry functions via computer.

Maintains evidence/property log book.

Assures that all evidence is safe and secure in a manner so there is no cross contamination.

Maintains the integrity of the evidence/property room and lockers.

Conducts internal audits of the evidence/property room and prepares and/or generates reports in regards to the audits.

Maintains/updates files on all evidence/property submitted.

Copies and distributes correspondence, memoranda and other related materials.

Assures that property is returned to rightful owner (authorized persons) when possible.

Responds to routine requests for information or assistance from members of the staff, the public or other individuals.

Answers the telephone; provides information; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary; mails and faxes information as necessary.

Assures that evidence/property has been submitted correctly and provides necessary training in the proper submittal of evidence.

Transports evidence to Tennessee Bureau of Investigations when required and in a timely manner.

Secures dispositions from court system and files petitions to retain, destroy, return or sell evidence/property that has been processed through the court system.

Disposes of property per state and federal laws.

Periodically checks unclaimed property and makes an effort to contact owner.

Reports to the Lieutenant of Support Services

Additional Job Functions

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

High school diploma (or GED) required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Valid driver’s license required.

(ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED

TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines which includes a computer, printer, typewriter, facsimile machine, copy machine, calculator, telephone, etc. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary work.

DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange administrative information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures related to the job of Evidence/Property Technician. Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.

INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand basic to complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job of Evidence/Property Technician.

VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and utilize statistical inference.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with office equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DISCRIMINATION: May require the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public, and officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency related to the job of Evidence/Property Technician.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

KNOWLEDGE OF JOB

Has general knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City and Police Department practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the job of Evidence/Property Technician. Has general knowledge of Police Department practices as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities. Knows how to develop and administer operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the department. Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental operations and activities. Is able to effectively communicate and interact with supervisors, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the department. Is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner. Has good organizational, human relations, and technical skills. Is able to use independent judgment and work with little direct supervision when necessary. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers.

Shoplifting Investigation from The Home Depot

The subjects pictured above are wanted for questioning concerning multiple shoplifting incidents at The Home Depot they are allegedly involved in. The last incident involved stolen power tools. If you can identify these individuals or have information regarding this investigation, contact Det. Gallahaire at bgallahaire@springhilltn.org or submit an anonymous tip.

Subject Arrested After Carjacking in Franklin and Pursuit in Spring Hill

January 21st. – SHPD officers were dispatched to an address in north Spring Hill concerning an unwanted family member at the house (later identified as Clay Andrews, 36 years old). Andrews was gone upon officers arrival. Officers were called back to the same house where Andrews returned, forced entry into the house, and allegedly grabbed several knives and placed a family member in fear of an assault from Andrews. That family member left the house and Andrews left the area in a vehicle. Based on the witness statement, warrants for aggravated burglary and aggravated assault were obtained.

A county-wide broadcast was sent by the Franklin Police Department concerning a carjacking that just occurred in their jurisdiction. Officers spotted a vehicle matching that description attempting to pull into the driveway of the home. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle when it fled at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued the vehicle into the Brixworth subdivision off of Buckner Rd. The vehicle eventually lost control and crashed. Andrews fled from the vehicle and was captured a short distance later. While attempting to take Andrews into custody he bit an SHPD officer. A Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputy who was present had to deploy a TASER in order to gain compliance over Andrews.

In addition to the crimes mentioned above Andrews will be charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, and drug offenses. The Franklin Police Department will have charges stemming from the carjacking in Franklin.

Vehicle Andrews was driving

SHPD Hiring for Police Officers Deadline February 19th, 2021

POLICE OFFICER POSITION
The City of Spring Hill will begin examinations for full time police officers. All testing dates will be provided via email upon receipt of complete applications. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

The City of Spring Hill offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants without regard to race, sex, creed, color, age, religion, national origin, physical impairment, or other non-merit factors. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

For any questions, please email shpdemployment@springhilltn.org. No phone calls please. Please apply online at: https://www.springhilltn.org/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Employment-Application-42

Qualifications:
• H.S. diploma or equivalent required
• MUST be 21 years or older at the time of testing
• MUST possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license
• MUST be a citizen of the United States

Disqualifications (include, but not limited to):
• Convictions, guilty plea or nolo contendere of a felony offense
• Conviction of a crime of moral turpitude
• Conviction for any federal, state or local ordinance relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substance
• Any violation of a domestic statute, including Orders of Protections
• Delinquent on Child Support, student loans, etc.
• DUI convictions or interlock device required
• Dishonorable discharge or equivalent from any armed forces
• Visible tattoos, body art, or intentional brandings that are deemed offensive or provocative shall
be concealed from public view while on-duty. Tattoos, body art, or brandings that are deemed
offensive or provocative and can’t be covered will not be permitted.

Testing Requirements:
Candidates will be required to submit to physical fitness testing, written testing, oral interviews, criminal background investigation, criminal and driving history search, fingerprints, medical examination, psychological examination and deception test.

Employment Requirements:
Uncertified or out-of-state certified candidates must successfully complete Basic Law Enforcement Police Academy or POST Transition School within 6 months of employment. Candidates must be able to work various hours and shifts, to include 12-hour work days (6am-6pm / 6pm-6am).

Benefits:
• Starting pay $18.99/hr., with pay incentives for prior certified law enforcement experience and
Criminal Justice related degrees
• Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
• Free 25k life insurance policy with option to purchase additional plans
• Option for free family medical plan
• Dental and vision insurance offered
• Take-home car within a specified radius and after initial training is completed.
• Uniforms and equipment are furnished with a $500 clothing allotment thereafter

Deadline:
Applications will be accepted through February 19, 2021 @ 8:00 AM CST.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Enforces all City and State codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order life and property, prevent crime, and promote security. Patrols designated areas via motor vehicle or on foot; make police presence known in a manner that contributes to deterrence of law violations.
• Prevents/discovers commission of crime; apprehends criminals and offenders; writes citations and
makes arrests as appropriate.
• Responds to calls/complaints involving automobile accidents, misdemeanors and felonies.
• Conducts accident/criminal investigations; locates and questions witnesses, victims or other persons and takes statements; interrogates suspects; collects evidence; examines records; testifies in court; serves warrants, obtains subpoenas and makes arrests; conducts surveillance; works undercover; prepares detailed investigative reports.
• Intervenes in fights/disputes which cause disturbances/confusion; mediates disputes.
• Administers first aid as appropriate.
• Enforces vehicle parking and operating laws; uses radar units to enforce speed laws, concentrating
efforts on high-accident locations, citizen complaint locations, and locations where officers have
observed high speed.
• Establishes traffic control and police protection at incidents attracting crowds; performs police duties at parades, processions and other events; provides security/escort services to individuals, businesses or others as appropriate.
• Examines premises of unoccupied buildings/residences to detect suspicious conditions; reports safety hazards associated with facilities serving the public (e.g., deficient streetlights, signs, road surfaces, etc.).
• Provides assistance to motorists as appropriate.
• Confers with staff, police officers and others as necessary to obtain information or resolve problems; contacts command/supervisory personnel by radio, telephone, pager/beeper, voice mail, etc., for emergency response and critical incident communications.
• Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and
responding to radio communications.
• Provides assistance to other officers as needed; substitutes for co-workers in temporary absence of
same; performs flexible unit assignments as needed in emergency response.
• Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general public, news media, court personnel, employees, officials, or other persons.
• Answers the telephone; provides information, advice and guidance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.
• Prepares reports, logs, citations, and other documentation; maintains files and logs; performs other
clerical duties.
• Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, etc., for reference and/or review.
• Attends shift meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of City/ departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing policies and procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law.
• Performs other duties as required.

(ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines, tools and includes a motor vehicle, computer, calculator, copy machine, telephone, camera, video camera, tape
recorder, two-way radio, radar gun, baton, handcuffs, gun/firearm, etc. Must be able to use body members work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert in excess of one hundred pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to fifty pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for very heavy work.
DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional,
technical, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious
standards) of data, people, or things.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to
convey or exchange technical or administrative information relating to law enforcement. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures related to the job of Police Officer. Requires the ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand basic to complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job of Police Officer.
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and utilize statistical inference.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape,
visually with equipment.
MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated
equipment.
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs,
switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
COLOR DISCRIMINATION: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public, and officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency related to the job of Police Officer.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking – expressing or
exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
KNOWLEDGE OF JOB: Has considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the
City and Police Department practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the job
of Police Officer. Has considerable knowledge of local ordinances and of law enforcement practices,
policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities. Knows how to develop and administer operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the department. Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental operations and activities. Is able to effectively communicate and interact with supervisors, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the department. Is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner. Has good organizational, human relations, and technical skills. Is able to use independent judgment and work with little direct supervision when necessary. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers. Is able to follow all precautionary measures when dealing with suspects who are
known to be dangerous. Is able to remain calm in emergency and/or life-threatening situations.

Williamson County Emergency Communications Department Hiring

The Williamson County Emergency Communications Department is hiring for 911 dispatchers/telecommunicators. This agency dispatches for all law enforcement agencies in Williamson County (including Maury side of Spring Hill) except for the City of Brentwood. They also handle 911 calls for the county and dispatch fire/EMS. Apply here.

Please check out this video for more information on what they do.

“Felony Lane Gang” Likely Responsible for Certain Vehicle Burglaries This Week

First off, the “Felony Lane Gang” (FLG) is not a traditional street gang. The group got that particular name due to their mode of operation in going to the furthest drive-thru lane at the bank to avoid detection. The group originated in Florida over a decade ago and has been traveling to middle Tennessee to commit their crimes for at least that long.

The group targets cars parked in public places like parks, gyms, and post-offices. The group specifically are looking for purses that are likely to contain ID cards, checks, and credit cards. The suspects take that information and go to the “felony lane” of the bank drive-thru with a wig on to appear that they are the account holder. The FLG use rental cars to commit their crimes. Law Enforcement across the country have identified and arrested, over the last five years, more than 1500 FLG members. Some have been prosecuted at the federal level.

The FLG mode of operation is to smash windows and steal purses in plain sight. Please keep those items hidden. Keep in mind that FLG does surveillance of target areas and may watch you hide your items so it would be a good idea to have it hidden prior to parking.

SHPD Meets Conditions for Certification from the TACP Concerning it’s Use of Force Policy

The Spring Hill Police Department (SHPD) was notified by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) that they meet the conditions for certification on the Presidential Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities. The SHPD was required to meet two standards in order to be credentialed:

  1. That the agency’s use of force policies prohibit chokeholds, except in situations where the use of deadly force is allowed by law;
  2. That the agency’s use of force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

This credential allows the SHPD to be eligible to receive federal grants for three years beginning from December of 2020. The SHPD also maintains Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation from the TACP. This means that all of our policies and procedures conform to standards created by the TACP.

Apple iPad Theft from Target on 12/9/20

On December 9th SHPD officers responded to Target (1033 Crossings Blvd) to a robbery report. Target employees told officers that four black males exited the store with $3000 dollars worth of Apple iPads. The male subjects asked an employee to see one Apple iPad that was secured behind plexiglass. As the employee unlocked the lock, one of the subjects pushed the employee and took several iPads. The employee was not injured during the altercation. After exiting the store the subjects fled in a black GMC Terrain with out of state plates. The subjects are believed to be hitting locations along Interstate 65.