3-18-15 fdl county sheriff’s office property and evidence control specialist

The Fond du Lac County Board has approved the hiring of a part-time property and evidence control specialist in the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Mick Fink says advances in technology have added to the number of potential pieces of digital and electronic evidence that law enforcement collect and save.  “The more I looked into this and saw what goes through the evidence room, the physical pieces of evidence, and how many video, audio, digital photographs that we deal with it became really apparent,”  Fink told WFDL news.   Fink says whenever a sheriff’s squad car lights are activated on traffic stops, for example,  the camera is rolling.  Fink says the large volume of digital evidence takes significant time to process.  “What we’re trying to do is at least stay pace with it.”  Newly-elected Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel spoke recently at a conference of the Wisconsin Counties Association, telling attendees about the importance of tracking digital evidence and the need for control of the evidence.  The position is proposed to be for a maximum of 19 hours per week, effective March 29, with a pay range of $20.43 to $24.41 per hour.