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Property and Evidence Control Unit

A goal of the Department is the safeguarding, storage and proper disposal of all property coming into its custody.

The Department strives to maintain property in the same condition as received and to preserve the evidentiary integrity of property that is contraband or held for presentation in court.

Every reasonable effort will be made to return the property to its rightful owner.

For inquiries about property release, please provide Name, ID # and SJPD case number.

Recovering Property Booked for Safekeeping

  • Property booked for safekeeping may be retrieved during business hours:
    Tues-Thurs 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (noon).
  • Owner must provide valid ID and SJPD case number
  • No appointment is needed
  • Safekeeping property will be held for 90 days.

Recovering Property Booked as Evidence

  • Property booked in as evidence, must be cleared for release by the assigned investigator/Unit.
  • Property owners must contact Investigator for the property clearance process to begin.
  • Investigator will make contact with the property owner when the property is no longer needed for investigative purposes and is cleared for release.

Property and Evidence Facility

1588-B Monterey Rd San Jose CA 95112
(408) 277-4268  

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (noon).

Closed on Mondays, weekends and all major holidays


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