Date & Time
Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, 2020
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New and experienced property officers will learn about the daily function of a property
unit, including related technicalities and responsibilities and their importance to
the investigative effort. Participants learn to plan for processing, safe handling
and security of property taken into custody, as well as how to meet the legal and
administrative requirements and protect the property owners' rights.
Instruction covers the development of written policies and procedures; maintaining chain of custody; security and alarm of the property storage area; the packaging, handling and storage of evidence; audits of the property room; and the availability of evidence to officers and the court.
• Discussion of court cases related to collection and storage of evidence
• Auctions of abandoned property
• Disposal of evidence at the conclusion of court cases
• Use of computer management and bar coding systems