Property and Evidence Management Unit
• Limited public access to all Unified Police Department Precincts, Sheriff’s Office Administration Building and Special Operations Building
• For Emergencies call 911
• Non Emergency / Dispatch 801-743-7000
• Property and Evidence – All requests for property release must be requested via the following webform or by calling (385)468-9530. Pick-up of property will be by appointment only at the Special Operations Building – 3510 South 700 West
The UPD Property/Evidence Unit is responsible for processing all incoming evidence and ensures the integrity of the chain of custody for court proceedings. This unit meets or exceeds all local and national evidence-processing standards for items received.
The unit also accepts found or abandoned property. This includes found and recovered stolen bicycles. Found property is held for ninety days while we attempt to locate the owner. In many situations the property is released to the finder after ninety days has elapsed. Approximately 39,000 items are received and\or disposed of on an annual basis. The Property/Evidence Unit is also responsible for licensing all bicycles in Salt Lake County.
In addition to tracking evidence and found property, the Property/Evidence Unit purchases, inventories and disseminates property to UPD members. The unit also prints 95% of UPD pamphlets and other printed material. The Property/Evidence Unit currently contracts with other law enforcement agencies for evidence storage services.
This unit is staffed with seven full time civilian employees including a supervisor, and employs four part-time processors. It is nationally recognized by the International Association of Property/Evidence and is known to be a model for other law enforcement agencies.