For evidence release or information, call (760) 339-6350
All property and Evidence are retained by the Scientific Investigations Unit.
If you have items that have been retained for an investigation, processing or safekeeping, contact the SIU to check on the status or possible release. Evidence is released by appointment only.
Guns that have been retained for safekeeping or as evidence may not be released without a California Law Enforcement Gun Release (LEGR) document. The LEGR may be downloaded below, then sent to the California Department of Justice with the appropriate fees. Once an eligibilty letter is received, you will have 30 days to bring your letter to the Sheriff’s Office. Once you bring in your letter, the SIU staff will check your eligibility to receive your weapon. If you are eligible, the weapon will be released to you minus any ammunition. No ammunition will be released.