For many law enforcement agencies, handling and storing evidence in a way that fully protects the chain of custody is a challenge—especially in the critical, short-term period between when evidence leaves the hands of the officer that collected it to the time that it’s properly logged and stored in the department’s property and evidence room.
If evidence is lost or misplaced because of faulty chain of custody, it’s more than just a headache for the department. When criminals go free due to department error, a community loses faith in its law enforcement agency, grants are harder to come by, and a department has to work extra hard to gain back the trust of its constituents. This can be avoided with the right evidence locker solution—one that also helps with important accreditations from state agencies or CALEA.
In working with countless public safety agencies and police departments, Spacesaver Intermountain has gained an intricate understanding of how important this chain of custody is. To that end, we’re proud to design secure evidence locker storage specifically created with your particular agency in mind—just like we did for the Salt Lake City (SLC) Police Department. Our solution for SLC was a combination of pass-thru and non-pass-thru evidence lockers in a variety of compartment sizes, as well as a large refrigerated evidence locker for short-term biological storage.
Take a look at our options for secure evidence lockers below.