such as "CRIME SCENE" or "FOUND" should be entered in this block and the "Other" block will be
(6) The address of the person from whom the evidence is obtained. If not applicable, write
"NA" in the block.
(7) Enter the location of the evidence at the time acquired. May include a sketch. If found on
a person, enter person's rank, name, and location.
(8) When an item is possible evidence, place "EVIDENCE." May enter "SAFEKEEPING" or
"FOUND PROPERTY," as appropriate.
(9) When the evidence was acquired by the Special Agent (SA) or MP, it may cover a span of
time. Use the alpha/numeric format (such as 1500, 15 Sep XX or 1500-1600, 15 Sep XX).
(10) A numbering sequence of the separate items appearing on the form and corresponding
with the item number shown on the evidence tag. Each item should be assigned a separate item
number. In cases when like items are found at the same place, but are already grouped when received
by the SA or MP, one entry number is sufficient.
(11) Each item will normally be listed by itself. When like items are grouped, you may list them
under one entry (20 pills).
(12) Enter a detailed and accurate description of each item of evidence. Describe the item's
physical characteristics and condition, especially if the item is valuable. The value of articles is never
estimated or listed, nor is the type of metal or stone in the case of jewelry or similar items, beyond
stating their color, size and shape. Tell where you marked the item for identification and what you
marked on the items. When marking evidence, put your initials, date, and time. The words "LAST
ITEM" are placed in capital letters after the last item listed. These words are centered on the page, and
solid lines are drawn from the words to the margin on each side of the form, or capital Xs may be used.
(13) Enter the item number. If several items, you may list them all in one block.
(14) Enter the date you received or released the items. Use alpha/numeric format for day,
month, and year (6 Jun 97).
(15) Name and signature of the person from whom the property was taken. Should the person
refuse or be unable to sign, his name and grade is entered with the term "REFUSED TO SIGN" or
"UNABLE TO SIGN." When the evidence is obtained directly from the crime scene or found by the
special agent (SA) or MP, the first "RELEASED BY" block should be annotated "NA."