Entries should be typed or printed legibly in blue or black ink. When evidence is
received from a person, the last copy will be given to him or her as a receipt.
When evidence is not received from a person (for example, from a crime scene) the
last copy should be given to the evidence custodian or distributed according to a
prescribed local policy.
Any change in custody of evidence after MP acquire it will be recorded in the
"Chain of Custody" section of the DA Form 4137. Each person handling or processing
physical evidence must preserve the integrity of the evidence while it is under his
or her control. He or she must also maintain the chain of custody entries on the
original DA Form 4137 and any copies.
There is no requirement to seal nonfungible evidence; however, it may be sealed if
When sealed, it will be handled the same as fungible evidence.
nonfungible evidence is sealed in a container, the "Purpose of Change of Custody"
column of the DA Form 4137 will be notated as follows: "Sealed in plastic bag (or
whichever container applies)."
When custody of sealed fungible evidence is changed, the "Purpose of Change of
Custody" column of the DA Form 4137 will be notated "Sealed container received,
contents not inventoried." This may be abbreviated, "SCRCNI."