North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Property & Evidence Room Management

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course.   

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement officers and civilians charged with the responsibility of operation, supervision or management of property and evidence rooms.  

Course Goals:

To provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the legal and practical aspects of the handling, storage, maintenance and disposal of law enforcement held property and evidence.  

Course Objectives:


The student will be able to:

  • Identify staffing considerations for the property and evidence section. 
  • Identify seven provisions which contribute to an effective property and evidence management policy. 
  • Explain how property room design contributes to effective workflow and security. 
  • Describe construction features which must be considered when establishing a property and evidence room. 
  • Compare and contrast the objectives of temporary and long-term storage. 
  • After reviewing evidence storage techniques, list the two ultimate goals of those techniques. 
  • Explain how agency practices and technology contribute to property and evidence room security. 
  • As it applies to evidence tracking and accountability, compare the essential features of paper based and computer based systems. 
  • Differentiate between an audit and inventory. 
  • Identify the different disposition and purging techniques. 


This course employs lecture and classroom assignments  

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions.

In order to satisfactorily complete this course, students must complete a written examination for the legal block of instruction achieving a minimum score of 70.  A pre-test and post-test are administered for the legal block only.

Special Concerns:

Students are asked to bring a copy of the current North Carolina State Crime Lab  Policy and Procedure for Evidence Submission.  The guide will be used during a classroom assignment and may be found at the following link:

On occasion, the class receives an invitation for a field trip to a participating Agency’s Property and Evidence Room.  In the event the invitation is accepted, the student will be notified before the class start date and location details will be provided.  Typically, these field trips occur on the afternoon of day two.



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Course Coordinator:

Casson Reynolds

Length of Course:

Two days - 16 hours

 CICP Credit