Property & Evidence

The Property and Evidence unit is responsible for the receipt, documentation, storage and 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 at the conclusion of 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.

The Evidence Technician does not have the authority to release property taken as evidence until the following criteria are met:

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. An appointment should be made prior to the release of any property by calling 307-352-1576 extension 515. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). 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 statutes and Rock Springs Police Department policy.

2007 Stats:

  • The Property and Evidence unit had more than 11,000 total pieces of property/evidence stored in its facility.
  • Nearly 4,000 new pieces of property/evidence were logged into the property room.
  • Three property destruction orders were completed.
  • One narcotics destruction order was completed in which more than 1,700 pieces of narcotics items were destroyed.

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212 D St
Rock Springs, WY 82901
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  • Phone: (307) 352-1500
  • Fax: (307) 352-1516
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