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The Ultimate Evidence Book and Forms

The Property and Evidence By The Book 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive book ever written about the management of the property and evidence function. This edition is over 400 pages of valuable information on how to operate and manage your evidence room. The revised addition is 30% more in total content than the previous edition.

Property and Evidence By The Book 2nd Edition is written around the IAPE Certification Standards along with definitions, explanations, concepts, forms, photos, case studies and policy elements

 

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The book was authored by Joseph Latta, the Executive Director of IAPE and President of Evidence Control Systems and Chief Gordon Bowers (ret). With over 75 years of total law enforcement experience, the authors have addressed questions about every critical component of the property and evidence function related to law enforcement. Special attention has been directed to the importance of the handling and storage of critical DNA evidence and its relationship to wrongful convictions. “The Book” has been written for the newest property officer as well as supervisors, managers, police administrators, court exhibits clerks and prosecutors.

There is no other publication on the market like this that addresses:

• DNA Storage Issues • Liabilities /Case Studies • Organizational Placement • Management and Staffing • Policies and Procedures • Temporary Storage Methods • Long Term Storage Methods • Layout and Design Scenarios • Construction Considerations • Security Considerations • Documentation • Packaging Standards • Currency Handling • Firearms Handling • Audio Video Tapes • Disposition & Purging • Disposal Procedures • Found Property • Property for Safekeeping • Auction Procedures • Diversion of Evidence • Audits • Inventories • Automation / Bar Coding • Safety Procedures • DNA Storage Issues • Accreditation Standards • Bio-Hazards / Disposals Processes 


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More Books and CD's

  • Organizing Property & Evidence

    Organizing Property & Evidence

    This book provides several different systems to use when organizing your Evidence Room. Assists in preventing loss, damage or mishandling of valuable evidence.
    $25.00 US Proper package and labeling processes Color Coding Techniques and Uses Properly store items by categories
  • Evidence Management

    Evidence Management

    We have written a Property Room Procedures Manual for you. Customize the narrative to meet the specific needs of your agency. Simple to use!
    $45.00 US Customize to fit agency requirements Requires ONLY Microsoft Word for editing Helps with implementing standards
  • Evidence Packaging

    Evidence Packaging

    Create you own Packaging Manual from this template. Use the provided photos and narrative or customize to meet the needs of your agency.
    $35.00 US Customize to fit agency requirements Requires ONLY Microsoft Word for editing Helps with implementing standards
  • Evidence Packaging & Management Bundle

    Evidence Packaging & Management Bundle

    Includes ALL three pervious resources: Organizing Property & Evidence, The Evidence Management CD, and The Evidence Packaging CD.
    $105.00 US Bundled collection of resources Color Coding Techniques and Uses Helps with implementing standards Properly store items by categories
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The IAPE Property and Evidence Room Accreditation Program© is a review of a law enforcement agency’s property and evidence systems by recognized experts in the field of property room management. 

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