The Property and Evidence Team is staffed by two Property and Evidence Technicians and one Police Technician, Monday through Friday. These technicians are responsible for booking in found property and all evidence items brought to them by department personnel.
The property is stored until it can be returned to the legal owner, the case has been adjudicated in court, or until the statute of limitations has expired. Approximately 15,000 to 20,000 items of evidence pass through the Property and Evidence Team each year. These items consist of:
Audio and Video Equipment
a Variety of Other Items
Property is released
to the rightful owner or their designee with photo identification (such
as a driver's license, ID card or passport), by appointment only from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also offer "Walk-in Wednesdays"
where no appointment is necessary between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Wednesdays for property that is determined to be releasable.
Appointments are scheduled so the technicians will be available at the
designated time to release property. The technicians are not always in
their office as they spend most of their time researching cases to
determine if property may be returned. The Property and Evidence Team
try to respond to all phone messages by the end of the next business
day. Appointments may be scheduled by phoning 707-543-3618.