The Investigations Unit is comprised of a detective sergeant, seven detectives, and two crime scene investigators. One detective is assigned part-time to the United States Secret Service in the Colorado Electronic Crimes Task Force. This is a critical role due to the ever-evolving role that technology plays a part in criminal investigations.
The purpose of the Detective Services Unit is to solve cases and provide services to victims of crimes. Detective Services include the Detective Unit, Crime Lab and the Property & Evidence Unit.
Property & Evidence Unit a.k.a. Crime Lab
It is the goal of the Property & Evidence Unit to preserve and protect property and evidence by providing professional and proficient systematic storage and handling of each and every piece of property and evidence that we maintain.
The unit is comprised of two criminalists, both of whom act in a C.S.I. (Crime Scene Investigator) role as well as managing and maintaining an organized property and evidence facility.
Responsibilities of the Property & Evidence Unit:
- Maintaining, storing, and disposition of all property and evidence.
- Responding to and processing crime scenes for any and all relevant evidence.
- Working alongside our detective and patrol staff to log, store, secure, and release all evidence and other property received.
- Training our police officers regarding the proper collection and packaging of evidence.
The mission of the Greenwood Village Police Department Property and Evidence Unit is to preserve and protect property and evidence by providing professional, proficient, and systematic storage and handling of each and every piece of property and evidence that is entrusted to our care.
The Greenwood Village Police Department currently has the following types of property which will be disposed of by the City unless the owner thereof reclaims such property in the manner provided by law within thirty (30) days after the item is received into the Greenwood Village Police Department Property and Evidence Section. The following items are examples of items being held; bicycles, car keys, sporting goods, wallets, handbags, electronics, cameras, camera accessories, clothing, cellular phones, tools, office supplies, jewelry, firearm accessories, and documents.
Found property will be held for 30 days from the date it was received. After 30 days the property will be disposed of, auctioned pursuant to Greenwood Village Ordinance.
Any safekeeping property received from an officer will be held for 30 days for pick-up by the owner. After 30 days the property will be destroyed or auctioned pursuant to Greenwood Village Ordinance.
Owners wishing to retrieve their firearm(s) from the Property and Evidence Unit shall/must complete a criminal background check prior to being released.
Picking up property from the Greenwood Village Police Department?
In order to claim your property, you must call to make an appointment with the Property & Evidence Unit at 303-773-2525. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. You must provide government-issued picture identification.
For more information please call 303-773-2525.
It is the goal of the Detective Unit to solve as many felony crimes as possible. Greenwood Village Police Department Detectives generally investigate all felony crimes. Depending on the circumstances, the Detective Unit will also investigate certain misdemeanor crimes.
The Detective Unit is responsible for: