The effective investigation and prosecution of criminal cases rely heavily on the careful, methodical and proper use of evidence. It is the responsibility of the Kernersville Police Department to maintain not only the integrity of each item of evidence but the integrity of the chain of custody as well. The careful safeguards in place ensure all property coming into their possession is processed in accordance with state laws, city ordinances and departmental policies and procedures, and helps ensure the items value later in court.
Return of Property to Owners (including evidence)
The Property & Evidence Division is the caretaker of property and responsible for its return to its proper owners as follows:
- Property (excluding vehicles) is returned during the business hours of Monday – Friday 9:00A.M. through 4:30P.M. An appointment is not required; but highly recommended.
- Release of Vehicles: An appointment is required in the release of vehicles.
- For items of evidence to be returned, proof that the court has approved the return of the item and your photo ID must be provided.
- For all other property, a photo ID and any documentation confirming that you own the property must be provided. In the event that there is no paperwork proving ownership, you must be able to properly describe the property you are claiming. In accordance with State and Federal Law, no convicted felon will be able to retrieve any firearm.
Property that is unclaimed after 30 days and has a cash value has been turned over to Propertyroom.com. This is in accordance with North Carolina General Statue N.C.G.S.15-13 and N.C.G.S. 15-4.1.
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Property Technician - Wendy Vance