The Property and Evidence Section is responsible for logging and storing thousands of pieces of property that come into the possession of UAPD each year. Property may be classified as evidence connected with case investigations, search warrants, or seized as contraband. The Evidence Technicians (Erica Doe and Mike Smith) are responsible for ensuring the integrity of evidence submitted and must coordinate its release when it must be exhibited during trial.
Depending on circumstances, property may also be classified as "found" or "safekeeping". Each year UAPD logs and stores property found by community members and attempts to locate--and return found property to--the rightful owner. Property may also be taken for safekeeping by Department personnel if the owner cannot be contacted or is unavailable . If property goes unclaimed for more than 60 days the owner, if known, is contacted via mail and asked to retrieve the property. If the owner fails to retrieve their property, it is turned over to The University Surplus Property Office.
In order to properly account for the number and variety of items, Property & Evidence uses a bar-coding system. This system allows for the automated tracking of every piece of property that Property & Evidence obtains, regardless of its classification. The immediate access this system provides allows timely return of found property, and reliable accounting for items of an evidentiary nature.
During the hours of 8:00am- 11:00am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, UAPD provides fingerprinting services for a fee of $10.00 per card. Persons in need of fingerprinting must supply their own fingerprint card. If you do not have a fingerprint card, you must have your employer call the Department of Public Safety at (602) 223-2279 or (602) 223-2223, for the proper paperwork.
If UAPD is not a convenient location for you, there are alternate fingerprinting locations in the Tucson area.
If you have lost any property, UAPD may have it! Pick-up times are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.