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  • 19 Apr 2024 1:26 PM | Jason Kuchenmeister (Administrator)

    Hello All,

    We have just announced who will be presenting at our annual conference in October.  Click the link below to see who they are.  Days and times of their presentations will be added as they are finalized.

    MAPET Conference 2024 Presenters.jpg

  • 6 Mar 2024 1:20 PM | Kelly O'Donnell (Administrator)

    Gun Busters is currently scheduling pick ups in March and April. Please reach out to Rick to get on the pick up calendar:

  • 1 Mar 2024 9:24 AM | Jason Kuchenmeister (Administrator)

    We have added a new forum page to our Members Only Forums.  It is titled  Job Postings.  When your department has any job postings, feel free to post them there.


  • 1 Feb 2024 12:12 PM | Jason Kuchenmeister (Administrator)

    Minneapolis PD is looking to hire a Property and Evidence Technician.  If you know someone who is interested in getting into our great field, let them know.

    Below is a link for the job posting.  The job posting closes February 12th, so tell them to hurry up and apply.

  • 24 Jan 2024 1:46 PM | Jason Kuchenmeister (Administrator)

    2024 Membership renewal is NOW OPEN. 

    Make sure you renew your membership BEFORE Feb 1st!

  • 22 Jan 2024 11:04 AM | Jason Kuchenmeister (Administrator)

    One of our members suggested the podcast Criminal.  Criminal is an award-winning podcast about true crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

    The episode that is being suggested is episode 246.  In this episode they go over how the sexual assault evidence kit came to be.

    Check it out!!

  • 18 Jan 2024 3:15 PM | Jason Kuchenmeister (Administrator)

    MAPET has an online clothing store!

    Hello Everyone,

    We just wanted everyone to know that we have added a link to MAPET's online clothing store. The store link is nested under the member's only area link on our homepage.

    The link will take you to an outside website that is hosted by NĒILL. NĒILL is a MN company that offers to give 10% of sales back to our organization. So it is a win-win situation.


    Jason Kuchenmeister

    MAPET Website Coordinator

  • 5 Oct 2023 9:15 AM | Dana Ross (Administrator)

    Property & Evidence Technician, Melissa DeLeeuw, New Hope Police Department

    1). Full Name, Department you work for, How long at Department, Number of officers, official title. 

    Melissa DeLeeuw with the New Hope Police Department. I started as a clerk in March of 2022 but was promoted earlier this year to the Property and Evidence Technician position. I have worked in LE for 18 years in some fashion, but this position adds a new challenge. New Hope has 34 sworn officers.

    2). Who is in the evidence department with you?  

    This is a newly created position for New Hope so for now I am by myself. For the first 3 months I was getting a lot of help from the investigations team.

    3). What is your involvement with MAPET?

    I started my membership shortly after being appointed this position. Right now my involvement is simply soaking up all of the knowledge from the other members.

    4). What are some of your favorite evidence technician/property room manager tasks?

    Purging is the BEST!!! I also really enjoy getting recovered property back to its rightful owner.

    5). What is the most unique/weird item currently in your Property room?

    It’s not in there anymore, but when I first took over there was a safe from our old PD building that nobody could remember the combination to. The first thing I did was take that safe to the garage and get it cracked open.  I was only slightly disappointed with the lack of evidence in there.

    6). What is currently your biggest challenge?  

    Right now, my biggest challenge is finding a good way to implement change with the officers. Using appropriate size packaging seems to be difficult.

    7). Recent victory in your property room?  

    Between March (when I started) and the beginning of June, I cleaned out over 200 firearms and 2500 + lbs. of narcotics from the property room. Both of those destruction days were extremely exhilarating.

    8). What advice would you give to new techs in the field?  

    Take your time and get a good understanding of what your role is before you jump right in.  Ask your fellow technicians questions.

  • 19 Sep 2023 11:27 AM | Kelly O'Donnell (Administrator)

    Board Member Election!

    After the meeting sessions wrap up at the Annual Conference on Wednesday, Oct 11th (5:30pm), join us at the Board meeting to vote on MAPET's next Vice President and Secretary positions!

  • 6 Sep 2023 10:50 AM | Dana Ross (Administrator)

    Barnesville Police Department, Evidence Technician Shannon Jablonsky 

    1). Full Name, Department you work for, How long at Department, Number of officers, official title. 

    Shannon Jablonsky, Barnesville MN Police Department

    Records Tech, Evidence Tech, Administrative Assistant, Assistant TAC, Notary Public

    I will be with the department 8 years in September

    BPD consists of our Police Chief, 4 Officers and me

    2). Who is in the evidence department with you?  

    Just me…and the Police Chief

    3). What is your involvement with MAPET? 

    I’m a new member.

    4). What are some of your favorite evidence technician/property room manager tasks? 

    I’m new to property and evidence, so I am learning! But I like labelling and organizing things in general.

    5). What is the most unique/weird item currently in your Property room? 

    I dislike guns, but we have a .22 pistol that has a beautiful wood-grain body – it’s like a work of art.

    6). What is currently your biggest challenge?  


    7). Recent victory in your property room?  

    Disposing of old property and evidence that should have been disposed of a LONG time ago

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