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Evidence Receiving

EVIDENCE PACKAGING GUIDELINES          EVIDENCE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Location:

Maine State Police Crime Lab 
26 Hospital Street Augusta, Maine 04333

Evidence Receiving Hours:

9 am to 3:30 pm M-F

After hours requests for evidence submission, please call Maine State Police Dispatch at 207-624-7076

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Evidence Packaging:  The Maine State Police Crime Laboratory is commited to excellence in evidence intergrity. For that reason, we will only accept evidence that is properly packaged and sealed.

  • Air dry all wet evidence
  • Use clean and unused containers
  • Package all items separately
  • Package in paper (exceptions: adhesive tape, food items, condoms, fire debris)
  • Tape seal all items (do NOT use staples for any seal)
  • Initial and date all tape seals
  • Label all containers
    • Agency case number
    • Officer's item number
    • Contents description
    • Source (victim, scene, suspect)

Evidence Submission: The following information is required, in order to submit evidence to the Lab.

  • Agency case number
  • Case synopsis
  • Offense
  • Location and date of incident
  • Individual involved, including DOB
  • Primary investigator