The property and evidence room plays a critical role in both the effective investigation of criminal cases and the subsequent prosecution of offenders. Deficiencies in operations or documentation can lead to inadmissibility and the potential for a lost or dismissed case.
This course for small to mid-size agencies provides a basic understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for a professional evidence/property management system. Participants will become familiar with techniques and responsibilities involved in the function of a property room environment, and encouraged to exchange ideas to improve their agencys property management system. The course complies with CALEA standards.
Upon Completion: Participants will be able to:
Identify common property room problems and solutions
Develop policies and procedures
Ensure proper packaging and security of evidence and property
Discuss management theories, events, and trends related to property room management
Describe ideal room layouts and management approaches
Properly document evidence and property
Purge systems of unneeded items and dispose of them
Conduct audits and inventories of property rooms