Property & Evidence

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:45

Public Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm (lunch from 11:00am-noon)

Please call for an appointment to guarantee that the property/evidence specialist can assist you in claiming your property.  Walk-in service is subject to the availability of the property/evidence specialist.

Phone Number: (509) 334-0802. Ask to speak to the property/evidence specialist.

Location: 260 SE Kamiaken Street / Pullman, WA 99163

The Property and Evidence Unit of the Pullman Police Department is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and the chain of custody of all property that comes into their possession in accordance with state laws, city ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures. The current property facility stores over 6,000 items which are stored per the following classifications:

From the initial placement of a property item within the facility, through all the transactions thereafter leading to either release, auction, or destruction the Property/Evidence Unit monitors and controls the activity through the use of a barcode evidence management system. The Evidence Unit is placed organizationally in Support Services and is staffed with one city employee, the Property and Evidence Specialist.

Examples of Evidence Unit activity include:

The following table reflects typical activity since implementation of the barcode management system, October 1, 2009. The statistics from 2009 reflect the massive effort of transferring existing property items into the new system in three short months at the end of 2009.


PROPERTY ACTIVITY   2009     2010     2011     2012     2013  
Total Incoming Property 5,270 2,373 2,105 1,754 821
Total Outgoing Property 95 1,045 1,669 1,410 2,024
   Returned to Owner 31 469 383 202 112
   Destroyed (Contraband) 0 558 1,147 1,040 1,776
   Donated (Unclaimed) 39 16 115 95 95
   Released to Other Agency 25 2 24 0 25
   Recycled 0 0 0 73 16