Property and Evidence Unit

The Property and Evidence Unit is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for receiving, organizing and maintaining all property and evidence turned in by Police Department personnel.

How to Claim Your Property

We encourage you to schedule an appointment before arriving to pick up property by email or phone.  Walk-In's without an appointment are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis but may have an extensive wait time or be turned away.

Please see the Categories of Property below to determine how your property came into the custody of the Lawrenceville Police Department and the requirements and documentation for release.

Release of Firearms

You must schedule an appointment for the release of any firearm.

Firearms cannot be returned if any of the following apply:

  • You are a convicted felon
  • You have outstanding arrest warrants
  • You have a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction
  • You are the subject of an Order of Protection
  • You are under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Categories of Property

  1. Found Property
  2. SafeKeeping
  3. Evidence

Found Property

Property that is non-evidentiary in nature coming into the custody of any agency personnel which has been determined to be lost or abandoned and is not known or suspected to be connected with any criminal offense. These items can be released to the rightful owner at any time with an internal written release by the originating officer.

  • Found property typically will be held for 90 days from the date it was received. After 90 days, all found property is subject to disposal or auction in accordance with Georgia Law.

Auctions of Property and Evidence

Property Room

After the required time period that property is held has passed, the evidence unit may auction this property to the highest bidder. The Lawrenceville Police Department sells the property online on Property Room, an online auction site specializing in property from police agencies across the country. Citizens can also register any stolen property on this website and if any property matches, it will be returned to the rightful owner.