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The NBPD Evidence Unit:

 
  • Receives, documents, stores, and ensures proper custody and control of physical evidence and property
  • Processes and evaluates physical evidence; arranges for or transports evidence to various crime labs for analysis
  • Assists in processing evidence, including searching for, identifying, collecting and processing physical evidence
  • Maintains manual and computerized records including evidence custody documents, chain of custody documents, property receipts, property control files, and related reports
  • Prepares evidence and court exhibits and testifies in court as required under subpoena
  • Maintains property rooms and arranges the storage and return of evidence and/or recovered stolen, found, or abandoned property; coordinates the proper release of evidence and property to rightful owners when appropriate
  • Prepares unreturnable items for disposal in a manner prescribed by department policies and procedures, court orders, federal laws, and state statutes
  • Inspect, order, maintain, stock department equipment/supplies (within budgetary limitations) that are used for processing crime scenes and/or gathering evidence