The Property and Evidence Unit (PEU) is a high liability area; this unit is responsible for the receipt, booking, storage and disposition of all items received. To date, the PEU houses approximately 60,000 items. Personnel are entrusted to ensure proper storage of items, and ensure proper packaging to preserve and prevent contamination as well maintain safety for all who handle the items. Furthermore, personnel are responsible for the proper disposition of property and evidence by tracking cases and their statute of limitations so that items may be purged efficiently. Disposition of items requires extensive research, which is primarily handled by the Administrative Assistant. The full-time Property Technician secures and maintains proper chain of custody for property and evidence submitted to the Evidence Section. TheEvidence Technician has a split duty position, operating within both the CSU and the PEU. All other personnel, such as the Crime Scene Investigators, are fully cross-trained in the handling and storage of items and assist the Property Technician during high-volume intake. The Property Technician receives extensive training and is a Certified Property and Evidence Specialists through the International Association for Property and Evidence.
Property and Evidence Accreditation
The Property and Evidence Section achieved accreditation through the International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE) in March of 2014. The Parker Police Department was one of the first agencies to receive the accreditation in the nation. The IAPE accreditation is a review of the section’s standards, documentation procedures, and actions as they relate to the industry’s best practices and professional standards. In 2017, the Evidence Section was audited by the IAPE and became the first and only successfully reaccredited agency in the USA, with few others close behind. The Parker Police Evidence Section serves as an exemplary department according to the IAPE.
Property and Evidence Release
Items collected for the purpose of evidence requires a written release to be returned to the owner. This release must come from the District Attorney’s office and Parker Police Department officers and/or detectives assigned to the case. Owners may contact the case commissioned officer or DA’s office directly in order to begin the approval process.
Items collected for the purpose of safekeeping or as found property may be released without commissioned officer’s approval. A reasonable attempt to contact the owner, when known, will be made by Evidence Section personnel. After attempting to contact the owner, the items are held for a minimum of 30 days; if not claimed, items are disposed of in accordance with departmental policy.
Contact the Evidence Section at 303.805.6779 or Email for assistance with obtaining your property and/or evidence.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.