Chain of Custody has a very unique and simple philosophy:

What sets us (Chain Of Custody) apart is that we work in the industry. We are the boots on the ground, line- working instructors familiar with trends, processes and the actual day to day operations a modern\ property bureau.  We have seen property evidence storage expand from the size of a supply closet with hand written evidence tags to overwhelming warehouses utilizing state of the art technologies to book, track, store and dispo evidence electronically. Just as Law Enforcement has evolved over the years, so too has the Property Evidence Industry. We are in the Modern Evidence Room Era where DNA plays a significant part in crime solving, digital media is incredibly diverse, safekeeping bulk property is more abundant than ever and there’s this little inconvenience called Fentanyl that can sneak up on you when nobody’s looking.  We must work smarter, more efficiently and maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity of any of our department’s divisions.

TRAIN – Learn and master the Flowchart of Evidence Management.

MAINTAIN – Continue to follow legislative changes that affect your duties.

SELF-DEVELOP – Always strive to be above reproach and reflect positively on your unit and department.

LEADERSHIP – Once you have mastered the above, the leadership will come in time.

Chain of Custody Mission Statement

It is our goal to develop a progressive education and career trajectory for Law Enforcement Property Evidence professionals. To inspire new ideas, promote self-development, increase efficiency and elevate the standards of our profession. 

Chain of Custody was started to help elevate the California Property Evidence Industry by pursuing two objectives:

Provide the best possible training with a natural and progressive method of learning and an emphasis on understanding our roles as evidence professionals. The keys to success via the Chain of Custody Program are job knowledge, self-development, professionalism and leadership.

Chain of Custody’s second priority is to work with Law Enforcement Administrators to promote awareness of the critical role that evidence officers play in law enforcement, and the importance of having a career path for the employees of these specialty units.

Our values focus on:

  • Inspiring new property evidence professionals to embrace their career
  • Encourage seasoned Property Evidence professionals to continuously develop their skill set and raise the bar
  • Champion a career trajectory for Property Evidence professionals by creating a synergistic relationship with Administrators