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EVIDENCE Welcome to the Siloam Springs Police Department Evidence Division. You will be submitting evidence items to Evidence/Warrants Specialist Doyle Neal.
Introduction... The collection and preservation of evidence is the most important single aspect of the investigation of any crime. The most important thing to insure throughout the entire investigation is the chain of custody. It is very important to account for the evidence from the time it is collected until it is produced in court.
Agenda... You will learn: where evidence supplies are stored where to submit evidence how to package evidence what paperwork to submit with evidence
Supplies... evidence supplies are kept in a top opening cabinet just inside the Patrol Room on the right
Supplies... supplies are also located in the bottom drawer of the cabinet
Supplies... additional supplies are located in the general area of the open top cabinet Property Room - just ask the Evidence/ Warrants Specialist
Evidence lockers... are located in the Patrol Room there are two refrigerators for blood, urine and sexual assault kits
Evidence lockers... are in the hallway outside the Evidence Office/Property Room
Evidence lockers... you will deposit evidence and associated paperwork in the locker and lock the lock
Evidence lockers... there is a drop box outside the Evidence Office/Property Room
Evidence lockers... lockers inside the Evidence Office allow the Evidence/Warrants Specialist to retrieve items from the back of lockers
Evidence packaging... a copy of the Departments Evidence Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is kept in the evidence supply cabinet it gives information on packaging the various types of evidence drugs documents found property money weapons general
Evidence packaging... the below pictures depict how to package and seal a piece of evidence
Evidence packaging... you will complete information in pre- stamped blocks on envelopes/boxes you will initial half on, half off sealing tape you will label packaged items E-1, E-2, etc.
Supporting paperwork... The following paperwork is to be submitted with evidence: Evidence/Property Inventory Form (original and yellow copy) Note: A separate form is required for each type of evidence – money, drugs, weapons, etc.
Supporting paperwork... Offense/Incident Report with narrative (copy)
Supporting paperwork... Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Evidence Submission Form (when applicable)
Property Room... document, found property, and general evidence items are stored in the main caged area
Property Room... drug, weapon and money evidence items are stored in a second caged area within the Property Room
Property Room... bicycles and large items are stored in an off-site storage area
In conclusion... Thank you for viewing this presentation. Read the department evidence SOP and ask the Evidence/Specialist if you have additional questions about evidence submission.