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Management and Security of a Criminal Evidence Room

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Description

Material for a 1-week training course, developed by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo for the Kosovo Police.

Summary

The training course material included the training manual, lesson plans and presentations covering the following topics:

  • Common terms and evidence management theories
  • Physical evidence and the chain of custody
  • Human rights and criminal evidence room
  • Criminal evidence room procedures
  • Storage and packaging of evidence
  • Internal controls of the criminal evidence room
  • Criminal evidence room policies
  • Documentation of the criminal evidence room
  • Temporary and long-term storage facilities
  • Issues related to handling the big three: firearms, drugs and money
  • Audits of the criminal evidence room
  • Court room testimony
  • Found property and property for safe keeping