The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for the proper storage of all items collected by department personnel or submitted to the department, as prescribed by state and federal laws. These will be items for evidence, safekeeping, found property, or items to be destroyed. The unit coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies for the forensic analysis of evidentiary items, preserves the items for possible future analysis, as well as assuring lawful releases or dispositioning of all property.
Our Property and Evidence Unit are members of CAPE (California Association of Property and Evidence) as well as IAPE (International Association of Property and Evidence). They receive continual, training regarding legislative updates, industry standards, and safety updates as crime and narcotics trends evolve.
The unit is also responsible for conducting follow-up investigations regarding found property, confiscated firearms and lost/stolen firearms. They ensure all items are entered into national databases accurately and utilize federal searches to establish firearm history and to locate owners of found property.
The Property and Evidence Unit can be contacted at 951-723-1526, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We can answer any questions regarding your property and the processes required to retrieve each item. Walk in hours are Tuesdays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.