The Evidence Division of the Monument Police Department is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and property collected by officers during criminal investigations. The items under our care range from evidence from a crime scene, to personal belongings, and lost/found items.
Property releases require an appointment. You may email the Evidence Division to schedule an appointment. Please provide your name, a MPD case number (where applicable), a serial number or other descriptive information so we can efficiently locate your property.
You must bring a valid photo ID to your appointment.
The Evidence Division does not release property held as evidence without written authorization from the agency handling the case. This may be the investigator, the District Attorney’s Office, another law enforcement agency or the court. Email the Evidence Division to inquire about the case status. Please provide your name and MPD case number.
Someone other than the owner may claim your property with a Power of Attorney (POA) or a Notarized Statement authorizing them to claim the item(s) on your behalf. The document must indicate the name of the person picking up the property as well as an inventory of items they are authorized to claim. The person picking up your property must make an appointment with the Evidence Division, and bring a valid photo ID along with the POA or Notarized Statement paperwork.
A background check will be processed for anyone claiming a firearm to ensure they are eligible to possess. Please be sure to provide a current, working phone number with voicemail capability in the event the Evidence Division needs to relay important information about your firearm appointment. Firearms will not be released without secure and verifiable ID. If you are attempting to authorize another individual to claim your firearm, they will need to present secure and verifiable ID, as well as a valid Power of Attorney or Notarized Statement. You may fax/email or hand deliver any documentation to the Evidence Division for advance review to ensure it meets all requirements for release.
Firearms and ammunition will not be released on the same day. You will need to make a separate appointment for the release of ammunition.
In some instances, firearms in Evidence Division custody may not be transferred to a third party based on the circumstances. Contact the Evidence Division for further information before attempting to transfer a firearm.