Property & Evidence Unit

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The Property and Evidence Unit is staffed by three full-time employees and is responsible for receiving, cataloging, storing, and maintaining all evidence collected during an investigation. Evidence may include firearms, weapons, blood samples, personal property, found property, and items collected as part of an investigation. Other types of property that may be stored include recovered stolen, abandoned, and found property, as well as property received for safekeeping. The Property and Evidence Unit is also responsible for returning property to the rightful owner at the conclusion of an investigation or otherwise disposing of property in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.

Evidence that is no longer needed for court proceedings and the owner is known, will be released, if directed to do so by the court or with proper authorization. The Evidence Custodian will send a letter stating that they have 30 days to pick up the property to the owner's address on file in our office.  Items that remain after the 30 days will be destroyed or sold in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.  Property and evidence used in the commission of a crime, such as controlled substances or related instruments and/or contraband, which are unlawfully used or possessed, will be destroyed.

The Greenville Police Department does not hold public auctions. All found, recovered stolen, and confiscated property in possession of the Department, that has not been claimed is released to an agency entitled Property, for auctioning. The Department does not participate in the actual auctioning process. If you have any questions regarding the auction process please go to the Property Room website.

Property will be released Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Property will not be released to the owner without photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, state ID card, or passport) and you may be asked to supply proof of ownership.

Property will only be released when individuals schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment please call 252.329.4087.