The Evidence Unit is responsible for the handling, storage, disposition of the evidence and property seized by police officers.
Property Specialists ensure forfeitures, lost and found property, prisoner property, physical evidence, and seized property meet the criteria of all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
Additionally, Property Specialists assist officers in the service of search warrants, and help process large volumes of evidence.
Detailed inventories are conducted on all high-risk property items, such as narcotics, weapons, and currency.
The Property Specialist is responsible for submitting DNA, narcotics, and fingerprint evidence to the Oregon State crime labs for evidentiary and identification purposes.