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Evidence Store

Computer forensics discussion. Please ensure that your post is not better suited to one of the forums below (if it is, please post it there instead!)
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johnking89
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Evidence Store

Post Posted: Mar 21, 18 16:25

Just looking for some advice on the requirements for an evidence store. We currently have everything stored in 2 v large safes in a separate room but as we are moving to a new office soon i would like to take the opportunity to build an proper evidence store.

I've been looking for some sort of standard in regards to the physical requirements needed for a third party to store say criminal evidence (not that we do police work) but cant find anything that is publicly available. Is there a standard for all police forces or is it on a force by force basis? Can anyone provide any details?

I'm aware that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority requires a strong room to be built but this is overkill for the majority of our work.  
 
  

Novunix
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Re: Evidence Store

Post Posted: Mar 21, 18 19:57

Whether it is a cupboard or a dedicated room with storage shelves and an indexing system, it should have controls in place for audit. A proximity card lock or key with log book for example.
The chain of custody is imperative for LE case work and evidence.
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jaclaz
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Re: Evidence Store

Post Posted: Mar 21, 18 20:30

Maybe:

home.iape.org/

even if - notwithstanding the "International" it seems mostly US based - the principles should be actually international.

jaclaz
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