The evidence program is one of the most essential programs within the department. The handling of evidence is of paramount importance to mission of the Police Department. In May, 2010, DB Consulting conducted an audit of the SCPD evidence program. We are delighted to report that our Property Room was rated as being in the top 5% of property rooms in the state of California.
During the audit, particular attention was paid to the areas of weapons, cash and narcotics. Issues in these areas may expose an agency to problems if they are not handled correctly, so we were delighted to be ranked so highly. Our positive review can be directly linked to the hard work and dedication of the Community Service Officers who work in this Unit.
The evidence is well organized and completely tracked in our evidence tracking software program. These The clerk, using a Palm OS device, scans the barcode on the property tag as each item comes and goes into the evidence room. This gives a detailed tracking report for each piece of evidence.
To contact the Evidence Unit, please call 408 615 4727.