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The Evidence Division is responsible for the storage and custody of all evidence taken by the Sheriffs Office and the Drug Task Force. Each year the unit logs in an average of 4,500 pieces of evidence. On average there are approximately 20,000 items of evidence stored in relation to both active and cold cases. The evidence unit is responsible for logging items in, tracking their location, arranging for items to be processed both in our own lab, and being transported to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, transporting items to court, and for releasing evidence back to its rightful owner.

The evidence unit is comprised of a full-time Evidence/Crime Scene Technician responsible for the intake, processing and custody of evidence, as well as assisting the Detectives with the processing of crime scenes. The unit also has a part-time Evidence Technician/Marijuana Leaf Technician responsible for the disposition of evidence and testing marijuana for both the Sheriffs Office, and surrounding police agencies.

Evidence Technicians are usually on duty and available for contact during sheriff's office business hours Monday through Friday. If you need to pick up evidence you must call ahead to schedule an appointment by dialing (360) 416-1911 between 8:30am-4:30pm or by email at


Evidence Tech Amity Locken and Detective Kay Walker work on lifting some fingerprints.