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SPOTLIGHT ON … THE EVIDENCE CONTROL BRANCH AND HOW TO RECOVER YOUR PROPERTY

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    Good Morning 5D Community, Every year, the MPDC handles more than 100,000 cases in which property is recovered or seized. The Department s Evidence Control
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      Good Morning 5D Community,

      Every year, the MPDC handles more than 100,000 cases in which property
      is recovered or seized. The Department's Evidence Control Branch
      approaches this task with two goals in mind: 1) to secure, catalog and
      store property in a safe manner, and 2) to return all property to its
      rightful owners, as quickly and efficiently as possible. The MPDC
      recovers property under many different circumstances, including the
      recovery of items taken in burglaries. Once officers obtain possession
      of the property, they are required to classify and record it on a
      Property Record form and log the item in a property tracking system.
      Except for impounded vehicles and the property of prisoners, all
      property is then transferred to Evidence Control, where it is held until
      final disposition. If you or someone you know has property that has been
      taken into custody by the MPDC, the Department first of all urges
      patience. Oftentimes, the decision to release property must be made by
      the courts, with a signed release from the prosecuting attorney. In some
      instances, a case must be fully adjudicated before property can be
      released. While the process can be time-consuming, please be assured
      that the MPDC will make every effort to return your property as quickly
      as possible, and to safeguard your valuables while they are in our
      custody. Office of Corporate Communications



      Individuals with questions or concerns about the evidence control
      process can call the Evidence Control Branch at (202) 645-0130 or visit
      http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1232,q,540928,mpdcNav_GID,1523,mpdcNa\
      v,|31417|.asp
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      av,|31417|.asp>





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