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Property and Evidence

The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for the inventory, storage, return, and/or disposal of all property or evidence which is seized or recovered by the Police Department. All audio and video evidence is also maintained by the Property and Evidence Unit.


The hours of operation for the Property and Evidence Unit are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed on Observed Holidays).

How to claim property:

PROPERTY OWNERS ARE ADVISED TO CALL BEFORE ARRIVING TO PICK UP PROPERTY ITEMS

If you have lost an item in the City of Gatlinburg and believe that it is in the possession of the Property and Evidence Unit, you can call (865) 436-5181 ext. 1830 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for status and information.

 

For all found property and released evidence (Except Firearms)

An attempt will be made to establish the owner of the item and contact them. When the owner of an item is unavailable and they cannot be located the information is forwarded to the Comptroller of the State of Tennessee annually and they will assign a disposition. Found property will be held for at least 60 days before it is disposed of.

In Person: (Call ahead appointment is preferred)

For found or released evidence firearms

If you are needing to recover a firearm whether it is evidence or found property, there is a set procedure which must be followed.

NOTE: GPD POLICY DOES NOT ALLOW FOR THE RETURN OR SHIPMENT OF AMMUNITION

Shipment of firearms:

  • All firearms are shipped by U.P.S. ground insured package delivery.
  • There is a standard $35.00 shipping/handling fee which must be paid before shipment.
  • You will need to provide a receiving contact at the Law Enforcement Agency for the jurisdiction where you reside. WE DO NOT SHIP TO ANY FFL or DEALERS, ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

 

How to request video and audio copies:

The Police Department utilizes closed circuit cameras and a digital video recorder for recording the booking area of the jail. L-3 Mobile-Vision cameras are used for in-car recording. Phone, Dispatch, and 911 recording is done in a digital format. All of these formats can be reproduced when available.

The Police Department does not reproduce video/audio evidence from third party systems which are recovered from businesses or crime scenes.

Attorney Request Form

Media / Civilian Request Form

 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES NOT ANSWERED BY THIS WEBSITE E-MAIL THE EVIDENCE UNIT AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR CALL (865) 436-5181 ext. 1830