MTPD is looking for a Digital Video Evidence Coordinator to join their team!
The Digital Video Coordinator (DVC) is the element of the Metro Transit Police Criminal Investigation Division (MTPD-CID) responsible for the management of all recorded images on bus, rail or rail yards which bear on criminal or civil liability matters that have to be recovered by MTPD members, or any other element of the Authority. The incumbent will be liaison with other departments within the Authority regarding purchasing, maintenance, repair, recovery and storage of video images and associated equipment. The DVC will be responsible for training selected personnel, at various locations, in the recovery of video evidence, chain of custody issues, and legally acceptable methods of storage. Additionally, the DVC will be responsible for inspection of those locations to insure compliance with WMATA’s policies regarding video collection and retention.
The DVC will be required to maintain a master file of all recovered video in accordance with WMATA’S policies as well as local, state and federal laws. The incumbent will maintain a tracking system of requests and provide copies of video in accordance with WMATA’s PARP policy and court issued subpoenas.
Establish criteria for access to video evidence systems and maintain a list of Authority personnel authorized to recover digital video evidence.
The DVC will provide supervision and direction to any Authority personnel recovering, transporting, or storing digital video evidence in order to maintain the preservation, integrity and confidentiality of all digital video evidence.
Create a tracking system to record all video requests.
Review the MTPD 24 hour report and all incident reports from bus and rail. From these reports, he/she will identify all incidents which potentially raise criminal or civil liability issues. Assign requests to recover incidents to appropriate personnel. The ultimate responsibility for assuring that images are recovered from bus or rail cameras will be with the DVC.
The DVC will be responsible for recovering images upon request from TPL, SAFE, COUN, or any other internal or external entity. The DVC may utilize qualified Authority personnel to recover digital video evidence and will coordinate and direct all activities involving the recovery of digital video evidence. Maintain secure storage of all video evidence.
The DVC will review all requests for digital video evidence and will forward one copy of the downloaded images to authorized parties and will retain a copy of all downloaded images in a manner consistent with established policy. The DVC will keep a log of all downloaded recordings. The log will include the date of the event, the date of the request, the date of downloading, and the persons whom copies were sent.
The DVC will insure that video images are only released to WMATA personnel who have official use of the images, to another law enforcement agency for criminal investigation, pursuant to court order, or through a PARP request. The DVC will document on the log any requests for release, the date of request, the name of the requestor, the method of request(subpoena, PARP etc.) and whether the request was honored.
Maintain a working relationship with TPL, COUN, MTPD, SAFE, OIT, COMM, BUS and RAIL.
Conduct random checks of the cameras and recording devices at rail stations, and coordinate repair/replacement as needed.
In conjunction with Bus Services, develop policies and procedures for recovery of wireless video from buses and timely notification of Wireless bus failures and repairs.
Train approved persons in the proper methods of recovery and storage of video evidence.
The DVC will be required to testify in court as needed.
Periodically review WMATA SOP’s and MTPD General Orders related to video evidence and ensure compliance with applicable policies, laws and CALEA standards.
The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to manage highly confidential information and property.
Basic knowledge of Information Technology systems and networking.
Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other Authority departments and offices.
Demonstrated ability to organize and track large volumes of requests and records.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform legal research.
Demonstrated knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of, the federal rules of evidence, as well as the rules of the courts of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, various federal and state agencies and boards and rules ,laws related to chain of custody.
Ability to work varied hours as necessary.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Have never been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
Maintain a valid driver’s license from state of residence.
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this particular position either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).