Evidence Room | Documenting the Work
Documenting the property operation workload doesn’t have to be a challenge. Annotating defined activities, items, and the types of labor support them, coupled with assigning what paperwork goes where should free up much of the effort you used to need to put into this
Evidence Room | Evidence Data Collection
Once a difficult task, collecting data on the production of evidence rooms has become standard. Knowledge of items entered into system, items stored, and items, disposed of, are common numbers evaluated when considering the workload in the evidence room. But there’s much more going on in an evidence then what’s coming, staying, and going.
Evidence Room Operations | Auction Specialist
Agency auctions have been carried out in many ways. However, there is a recent trend to privatize this function. However, there is good reason to maintain this function within a department, and there are ways of minimizing the footprint an auction can present.
Evidence Room | Packaging Manual
Building a packaging manual is a cornerstone of any agency evidence room, and sets the tone for how evidence is handled and maintained by your agency. The quicker you address these issues, the quicker you can expect your agency to assimilate to the standards expected to maintain evidence integrity.
Evidence Room | Procedures Manual
Procedures in any public safety environment should present how activities are completed, and define those activities to their most basic terms. Procedures are important, because they delineate the activities associated with each unit. The reinforce general orders, and act as a starting point from where policy originates from.
Evidence Room | General Orders
General orders and policy get confused with one another a lot. People intertangle the two as if they are the same thing. Administrators are likely guiltier of this than line staff, because they must address both general orders and policy usually in the same question
Building Agency Evidence Room Structure
A test of any agency is finding a personnel structure that works for their evidence room, and their culture. The fact is, as you look around the room, you’ll likely find that your officers are great officers, and they have specialized knowledge that helps get through challenging moments the agency faces.
Training & Standards for Evidence Room Personnel
In this article, we’re going to examine the types of training evidence personnel, sworn or otherwise, will need in order to run a sufficient evidence room. We’ll also talk about the type of training that your personnel will not only need to be proficient in, but also what training they need to oversee for the rest of your agency.