evidence for criminal prosecution is lost. Your duties as an MP investigator include supervision of security for
evidence that is temporarily stored. You must supervise the control of keys and combination locks and control
access to the evidence room.
Controlling Keys and Combination Locks
The evidence room must be locked when not occupied. Keys or combination control locks may be used.
There are specific requirements for combination locks. Only a limited number of people will know the
combination of locks used in the evidence room. Those people are the--
The combinations, however, must be documented. The appropriate form for the recording of lock combinations is
SF Form 700 (Security Container Information). These forms will be kept in the locked safe of the--
Special agent in charge (SAC).
If a lock is key operated, you must make sure it has only two keys. The primary custodian will keep one key at all
times. The second key will be put in an envelope and stored in the safe in one of the offices listed above.
When the primary or alternate custodian is changed, all combination and key locks will be changed.
The primary custodian is responsible for all keys used in the evidence room. Keys will be transferred to the
alternate custodian if the primary custodian is absent for--
More than 1 duty day.
3 non-duty days.
You will permit only authorized personnel entrance into the evidence room. Personnel such as a primary or
alternate "controlled substance training aids custodian" may enter. However, he or she must be escorted. His or
her only business in the evidence room must be to issue and receive training aids. These custodians will not have
access to evidence. They must not handle evidence at all. In keeping with the intent of this rule, evidence