Any questions regarding the release of any property or evidence should be directed to the Investigations Division. Items deemed illegal by law to possess will be destroyed.
Evidence used in the prosecution of a case will only be released after the owner obtains a written release from the appropriate prosecutor’s office:
- If your court case was handled in Garfield County or District Court, contact the District Attorney’s Office at (970) 945-8635 for a written release.
- If your court case was handled through the Glenwood Springs Municipal Court, they can be reached at (970) 384-6530 to request a written release.
For the return of firearms, if applicable, a Firearm Return Letter is also required. It is the policy of the Glenwood Springs Police Department to destroy all firearms and dangerous weapons. None will be sold.
Property will only be released during normal business hours and you will need to make an appointment by calling (970) 384-6500. Ask for an on-duty detective.
Found property or property stored for safekeeping at the Glenwood Springs Police Department will be kept for a maximum of 90 days and then destroyed. It is possible that the owner of the property have their agent pick up the property prior to the 90 days expiring.
If the owner has their agent pick up the property out of safekeeping at the Glenwood Springs Police Department, the following must be done:
- The owner must make arrangements through their agent or by themselves,
- The owner must provide their agent with a notarized letter documenting who the agent is and what property is to be picked up; and
- The agent must have proper identification so that the Glenwood Springs Police Department can document who the property is released to.