The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for the receipt, documentation, storage, tracking of all evidence, found property and property taken for safekeeping. The Property & Evidence Unit is also responsible for returning property to the rightful owner after an investigation or disposing of such in accordance with Wyoming state statutes and R.S.P.D. policy. The Property and Evidence unit is only responsible for property/evidence collected by the Rock Springs Police Department. If your property was collected or seized by another law enforcement agency (ie: Sweetwater County Detention Center, Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office, Green River Police Department), you will need to contact that agency directly for the disposition of your property.

Property Release

Below is the information needed in order to release property -

  1. Written authorization to release the property from the Sweetwater County Attorney's Office. 
  2. Written authorization to release the property from the Detective or Case Officer responsible for the case.

The Evidence Technician can facilitate the process for the release of property, but does not have the authority to determine what property can be released or when it can be released.

Appointments are required with the Property and Evidence Unit BEFORE arriving to pick up property items, in order to ensure that items are available. For the most expedited response, contact the unit via e-mail at evidence@rswy.net  In your email, include your name, phone number, case report number, and property description. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment to pick up your property.  The Evidence Unit can also be reached at 307-352-1587. 

  • Photo identification is required for the return of your property.
  • You may be asked to provide proof of ownership.
  • If you wish to have another person recover your property for you, notarized authorization will be required.
  • Under no circumstances will a firearm be released until a criminal history is conducted on the person retrieving the firearm.
  • Evidence and property 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.

Found property will be held by the department for 30 days. If the owner is known, notification will be attempted by R.S.P.D. After 30 days, found property will be disposed of in accordance with Wyoming State Statute.

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