Alexander R. Beaty
Public Safety Training and
1200 N. Patterson Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(closed holidays and weekends)
The Evidence Management Section is responsible for maintaining the security, integrity and chain of custody of all property that comes into their possession in accordance with state laws and department policies and procedures.
Under the direction of the Evidence Supervisor, Evidence Specialists are responsible for receiving, storing, releasing, and disposal of evidence, found and safekeeping property.
Access to the Evidence Room is strictly controlled through limited access.
Inside the Evidence Room additional security measures are taken for drugs, money and firearms.
Evidence is property related to the commission of a crime.
Items held as evidence may only be released after the criminal case is completed and a final “disposition” is received from the case officer/detective and/or the District Attorney’s Office.
Evidence Specialists do not have the authority to release “evidence” property without a final “disposition.”
Found property is lost or abandoned and not suspected to be connected with any criminal offenses.
Safekeeping property is placed in the custody of the department on behalf of the owner for temporary holding and protection.
Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center
1200 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed holidays and weekends)