forwarded as an exhibit to the supplemental report. A copy of the voucher will also be attached to the office file
copy of the report.
A copy will be made from the suspense copy of DA Form 4137 and placed in the evidence voucher file (noting
the disposition of the original form) if the original DA Form 4137--
Is entered as a permanent part of the record of trial.
Accompanies evidence released to an external agency.
Is not available for any other reason.
Evidence may be removed from the evidence room only for permanent disposal and temporary release for specific
There are two common reasons for temporary removal of evidence. They are--
Transmittal to a crime lab for examination for legal reasons.
Presentation at a court-martial or hearing following Article 32, UCMJ.
The person who receives temporary custody of evidence must--
Sign in the "Received By" column of DA Form 4137 in the "Chain of Custody" portion.
Safeguard and maintain chain of custody until evidence is returned.
When the evidence custodian releases the evidence temporarily, there are strict procedures which must be
followed. See Figure 2-17.
Sometimes items listed on the same DA Form 4137 must go to different places. If so, the same procedure is
followed as shown in Figure 2-18. Use copies of DA Form 4137 to accompany evidence. Note on the original
form that copies have been made.
For USACIDC activities, evidence custodians must--
Be accredited enlisted agents.
Warrant officer if approved by USACIDC Group Commander.
DA civilian special agent or investigative operations assistant if required.