Property and Evidence

The Property Room Coordinator receives all property, excluding vehicles, taken as evidence, for safekeeping, or as found property.  Evidence refers to property that is related to the commission of a crime; found property is non-evidentiary property that is lost or abandoned and is not suspected of connection with any criminal offense; “safekeeping” refers to non-evidentiary property maintained in department custody on behalf of the owner.

The Property Room Coordinator is responsible for properly accounting for, logging, and maintaining all property received on a case until there is a final court adjudication.  Further, the property room coordinator is responsible for transferring evidence to forensic labs for testing and releasing property once proper documentation is submitted.