Property & Evidence

Person Looking at RecordsThe Spartanburg Police Department Property and Evidence Division is responsible for receiving, safeguarding, and cataloging all items and documentation used in prosecuting criminal cases.

All property and evidence coming into or leaving the division are strictly regulated under our "chain of custody" policy. Any property that can be returned to its rightful owner will be in a timely manner. All contraband is destroyed when no longer needed for a criminal case. Unclaimed property and vehicles are disposed of according to state law and department policy.

Items classified as evidence cannot be returned unless they are reclassified as property after the relevant criminal case has been completed. The case's original investigating officer determines whether items can be reclassified.