Property and Evidence Division
The Fayetteville Police Department’s Property and Evidence Division maintains the security, integrity, and accountability of all property and evidence that has been submitted and/or collected in the course of law enforcement activities. The Property and Evidence Division is responsible for the preservation, destruction, and release of all items placed in their care. Civilian Property and Evidence Technicians have been trained in proper storage techniques to ensure that the integrity of property and evidence is maintained. Additional responsibilities include the disposition of property and evidence as directed by department policy and state law, maintaining property that has been seized by the Police Department for pending forfeiture proceedings, the packaging and transportation of evidence to crime labs for investigative analysis, and testifying in criminal court proceedings.
The Evidence Technicians are responsible for cataloging, maintaining, and disposing of evidence submitted by members of the Fayetteville Police Department. The Police Department takes in a significant volume of evidence every day, and the Evidence Technicians are responsible for the maintenance and security of thousands of pieces of evidence. Upholding the security and control of all items placed in the care of property and evidence is an essential part of the job. Detailed records of transactions involving items of evidence are maintained in order to preserve the "chain of custody."
The Fayetteville Police Department receives, catalogs, and stores evidentiary, abandoned, forfeited and found property in accordance with state law. Unclaimed and forfeited items are held for a minimum of six months. The Fayetteville Police Department attempts to identify, and contact owners of items prior to sale at public auction.
Items vary in type, and include unclaimed items of value in good condition. Property for auction can include items such as power tools,clothing, sunglasses, jewelry, electronic equipment, and bicycles of significant value. The Fayetteville Police Department typically lists items for sale between two and four times a year.
The Fayetteville Police Department has contracted with the online auction service of propertyroom.com, for the sale of unclaimed, and forfeited items. A list of the items scheduled for sale will be advertised in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette for the two weeks prior to pickup by propertyroom.com. If you believe you are the owner of an item listed for sale, or have any questions regarding the auction, please contact the Property and Evidence Manager at 479-587-3586, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Procedures for lost and/or found property
If you have found property, you can turn it into the Fayetteville Police Department at 100 W. Rock St Fayetteville, AR 72701. This can include, but is not limited to, purses, wallets, and identification documents.
If you have property to be claimed at the Fayetteville Police Department, please call #479-587-3586 to make an appointment for pick-up. A photo identification will be required at the time of property pick-up.
You can call the Fayetteville Police Department Property and Evidence Division, at #479-587-3586, to inquire if any of your stolen/lost property has been turned in.
Dropping off Prescription Drugs (expired or no longer needed)
The Fayetteville Police Department does not have a prescription drug depository on site. The police department does participate in several Drug Take Back events throughout the year, which are advertised beforehand via our social media pages and the local news.
The Washington County Sheriff's has a 24 hour prescription drug depository in their main lobby, which can also be used for disposals year round.