Evidence rooms are equipped
include the following:
Containers for high value items, narcotics, and weapons.
A work table or desk for the custodian to use while processing incoming and
A refrigerator should be available to be used when perishable or unstable
items must be stored.
The evidence room must be kept locked at all times when not occupied by the
Keys and combinations must be controlled. A copy of all combinations of locks used
in the evidence room are recorded on DA Form 727 (Classified Container
Information). The form is retained in a sealed envelope in the safe of the provost
marshal, security officer, or the field office commander.
Combinations should be
known only to the primary and alternate custodian.
upon change of the primary or alternate custodian or upon possible compromise.
Locks are required to have two keys. One key to each lock will be in the constant
possession of the primary custodian. The second key is placed in a sealed envelope
and kept in the safe of the provost marshal, security officer, or the field office
The keys are transferred from the primary custodian to the alternate custodian if
the primary custodian is absent in excess of 8 duty hours or 72 nonduty hours.
Inventory and Inspection Requirements
Inventories and inspections are conducted on a regular basis. Written records are
kept of all inventories and inspections. This is done in accordance with AR 195-5.
Inventories and inspections are used to discover errors in procedure or losses
before they become grave.
The performance of the custodian in relation to the
execution of his duties has direct bearing on the admissibility of evidence in
Inventories are conducted--
Upon change of custodian.
For an inquiry (breach of security).