City of Indianapolis and Marion County, IN
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Asset Forfeiture Analyst
at City of Indianapolis and Marion County, IN
- Position Summary
Position is responsible for performing Asset Forfeiture Case Management for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The Asset Forfeiture Analyst also serves as a resource to assist the police department in deterring criminal activity with financial sanctions against arrested individuals.
- Position Responsibilities
Compiles extensive information on each forfeiture case from numerous databases, including IDACS, InterAct, Odyssey Case Management, Aries AutoReturn, (Lab) i-Results, Crisscross, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Quest, and the Forfeiture database.
Thoroughly documents all interactions with involved parties and analyzes any relevant information provided by involved parties.
Reviews all case information including police report, search warrant, criminal history, lab results, vehicle title and registration to determine if the seizure meets State or Federal Forfeiture Statute.
Collects and prepares deposits for thousands of dollars in seized currency weekly. Verify deposits from bank report.
Creates and maintains complete forfeiture case files with all pertinent case information to be forwarded to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) Forfeiture Unit for screening and filing. Act as liaison between MCPO, Drug Enforcement Agency, and arresting officer.
Answers, screens and routes routine inquiries from the public by telephone and in person; answer questions and provide information.
Assists sworn personnel in the field with the seizure of assets, and the creation of search and seizure warrants.
Testifies in court as to information obtained during forfeiture investigation.
Communicates with lawyers, court officials, police officers, etc., in matters relating to forfeiture.
Maintain current knowledge of policies/procedures relating to federal and state forfeitures.
Analyzes and integrates various elements in assigned cases to present viable cases to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office
Prepares necessary paperwork for fleet services, auto desk, tow lots, auction company, for vehicles that are awarded to IMPD through forfeiture.
Inputs detailed case information into forfeiture database, and Auction/Fleet database. Maintain and update the databases with relevant information.
Monitors award date on forfeited vehicles used in fleet to ensure vehicles are taken to auction within timeframe set by state statute.
Prepares all necessary paperwork for vehicle auctions. Coordinate vehicle delivery to auction location. Attend auctions and record the sale price of each forfeiture vehicle sold.
Obtains and maintains the Certificate of Title from the BMV on forfeiture vehicles to be utilized in IMPD fleet.
Monitor new forfeiture cases to verify they meet statute and take immediate action for the release of all property for cases that don't meet statute.
Review all civil court complaints and court orders to verify accuracy and take appropriate action to correct mistakes and to comply with accurate court orders.
Maintain and track federal forfeiture paperwork and disbursements.
Review complex court orders to issue appropriate checks and comply with the ordered disposition of all property related to each case.
Track forfeiture proceeds and apply them to the appropriate forfeiture fund(s)
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years related work experience or equivalent education. Knowledge of standard office procedures. Knowledge of business English, grammar, and basic math skills. Knowledge of law enforcement information systems such as IDACS, InterAct, Odyssey Case Management, Auto Desk, (Lab) i-Results, Crisscross, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Ability to obtain and maintain IDACS certification within 30 days of hire. Ability to learn and retain knowledge of policies/procedures and laws relating to federal and state forfeitures. Ability to operate a personal computer and applicable software. Ability to solve practical problems involving several variables. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to manage a large caseload and make judgments based on experience, training, and knowledge. Ability to work with a diverse population and exhibit excellent customer service skills. Ability to review documents for accuracy and fraud. Possess excellent reading comprehension skills. Must have investigative skills. Incumbent must be able to de-escalate potentially hostile situations with parties to forfeiture actions both on the phone and in person. Pre-employment background investigation, polygraph, and drug screening required. Position requires submission to regular, routine polygraph examinations and random drug screens.
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment; however, the incumbent will work in the field occasionally with some exposure to extreme weather conditions and hazards associated with performance of duties at wrecker lots and vehicle auctions. Interactions with the public may be hostile at times.
- Independent Judgment
Actions are controlled by established City/Departmental policies and procedures. Independent judgment is used when monitoring information on the computer relating to forfeitures. Independent judgment is used when analyzing case information to determine if a particular case fits forfeiture statute. Independent judgment is necessary when prioritizing workload. Position requires a high degree of confidentiality. Errors could result in substantial monetary loss to the department, jeopardize officer safety or prevent efficient customer service.