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The Property & Evidence Unit is responsible for securing all properties that come into the control of the Longport Police Department. Once Police Officers turn in such property, Property & Evidence Unit personnel retrieve it from secured temporary lockers. Such property ranges from; evidence of a crime, prisoner's personal belongings and lost/found items. Property that comes into the Property & Evidence Office is assigned a property case number and secured in a locked environment.
This Unit effectively and efficiently manages and controls all found, recovered, surrendered, and evidentiary property and any other property coming into the custody of this division. Duties include:
- Properly and lawfully preserve, package, record, accounted for, handle and store all property and evidence recovered or turned in to the division.
- Take the initiative to return property to its rightful owner or owners in the most expedient manner.
- Dispose of property and evidence that are no longer useful or are potentially dangerous, as provided by law.
- Maintain strict accountability for all property and/or evidence.