The Investigation Division has the responsibility to maintain the property and evidence facility in compliance with statutory regulations and to submit all evidence for analysis to state and federal laboratories. The section consists of a full-time property technician with assistants assigned as needed.
Responsibilities & Purpose
The Property and Evidence Section promptly and accurately enters, maintains and disposes of all property and evidence according to applicable regulations to preserve the integrity of the evidence and to serve the community by returning property and evidence to the rightful owner as quickly as possible once all statutory time frames and requirements have been met.
The effective investigation and prosecution of a criminal offender relies heavily on the careful, methodical and proper care of property and evidence. It is the responsibility of the Property and Evidence Section to maintain the integrity of each item of evidence as well as the integrity of the processing system.
The careful safeguards in place ensure all property coming into official custody is processed in accordance with state laws, city ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures, to ensure the integrity of the item later in court, if needed.