Evansville Police Department

Property & Evidence Custodian

The Property and Evidence Section is a component of The Administrative Division. The Property and Evidence Section is staffed by one civilian clerk who also performs the timekeeping function for the entire police department. The Property and Evidence Section is responsible for cataloging, tracking and storing all property and evidence entered by the Evansville Police Department.


How do I retrieve property being held by the Evansville Police Department?

No property is returned without written notice from the courts or the assigned detective handling the case. In most cases a letter is sent to the owner when the property can be returned. All letters have a deadline date at the bottom on how long property will be held.

Do I need an appointment to retrieve my property?

It is best to make an appointment at least 24 hours prior to coming to police headquarters to pick up property. An appointment will ensure the custodian is available and able to expedite the transaction in a timely manner.

What do I need to know when I call about my property?

All property stored by the EPD is referenced by using the EPD Case/Offense Number not a court docket number. If you do not know your case/offense number, it is important that you provide the name that the case/offense is listed under.

I don't believe that my property should have been taken; what recourse do I have?

The Evidence Custodian is not responsible for the collection of property. If you have a dispute about property being held, clarify the situation with the assigned detective or officer involved. You should contact that officer and request they provide the Evidence Custodian with a written document indicating that the property may be released. You will then receive a letter.

Contact Property & Evidence

The Property/Evidence Custodian is located at Police Headquarters.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Phone: (812) 436-7933
Fax: (812) 435-6231