Commanding general (CG).
The provost marshal (PM) will appoint primary evidence custodians for MP
activities. A copy of the appointment document will be kept in the evidence room.
It is kept under file number 310-2c.
The appointing document will be filed each
year that the custodian retains the position.
Primary evidence custodians are responsible for the following:
Account for, preserve, safeguard, and dispose of all evidence received in the
Maintain all evidence records per AR 195-5.
Protect evidence from loss, deterioration, and damage.
Alternate Evidence Custodian. Army Regulation 195-5 defines the alternate evidence
custodian as "a special agent accredited by the" commander, USACIDC, or an MP
assigned to act in the capacity of the primary custodian during temporary absences
as an additional duty."
primary evidence custodian. The prerequisites were previously listed.
The same authority that appoints the primary custodian will appoint the alternate
A copy of the appointment document will be kept in the
evidence room. It is kept under file number 310-2c.
custodian during his temporary absence.
NOTE: Temporary absence is an absence of more than one duty day and not more than
Temporary custodianship also involves the following:
On assuming duties of the primary custodian, the alternate will enter and
sign the required statement in the evidence ledger. This is done immediately
below the last entry.
On return from temporary absence, the primary custodian will ensure that all
entries on records made by the alternate custodian are correct. The primary
custodian will ensure that the records are correct. He will ensure that the
evidence is accounted for and properly documented.
The primary custodian
will enter and sign the required statement in the ledger, immediately below
the last entry.
If the primary custodian finds that the alternate has made an incorrect
office commander, SAC, or PM, as applicable.
The primary custodian will