The Weld County Sheriff’s Office Evidence Unit is a two-person team responsible for managing more than 50,000 pieces of criminal evidence dating back to 1966.
The Evidence Unit was formally established on Jan. 1, 2021, after more than 30 years of sharing evidence maintenance responsibilities with the Greeley Police Department. On that date, the Evidence Unit officially moved into its climate- and access-controlled warehouse on 115th Avenue, which is just outside the western edge of Greeley city limits and next door to The Northern Colorado Regional Forensic Laboratory.
Transfer of evidence from city storage out to the county’s facility began in mid-December 2020. It took two county employees, one city employee and countless deputies more than four months to complete the move.
The items stored in the facility are about as varied as the things people encounter in everyday life. As most might expect, we store a lot of weapons, narcotics and other physical evidence connected to major crimes. But we also have a fair share of unusual items, such as a rock in a brown paper shopping bag.
Evidence is released by appointment only. Appointments must be made in advance by calling the main office number at (970) 400-2480 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Evidence is released between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, as availability permits.