Property and Evidence
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The Property/Evidence Unit’s major responsibilities are to:

Receive all incoming property                                                 Store it properly

Preserve its condition                                                            Maintain it securely

Prevent tampering                                                               Lawfully release or dispose of it

Maintain written and computer documentation of the entire process that is sufficiently accurate and complete to satisfy any court which has reason to examine the process.

The ultimate goal for the Property/Evidence Unit is the appropriate disposition of property, whether in compliance with court order, through release to its rightful owner, or through other legal means such as destruction, diversion or donation. The Property/Evidence Unit researches the disposition of cases, then sends the appropriate form to the investigating officer and/or State Attorney for permission to dispose of property.

Certain items of evidence require additional security precautions because of its very nature. Currency, firearms, jewelry, and narcotics are maintained in separate locked rooms within the confines of the main property room. All other property is maintained in the main property room.

Hours of operation for the Property/Evidence Room are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays.

For answers to most commonly asked questions, click the link below to access the document. You may also call the Property & Evidence Division at 863-291-5724.


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