What is the property room?
The property room stores evidence, safekeeping and found property for both the Tacoma Police Department and the Pierce County Sheriff's Departments (to include the contract cities of University Place and Edgewood). Property officers are responsible for retrieving, securing and storing property and ensuring proper chain-of-custody in the event evidence is needed for court proceedings. Our nine full-time property officers and one office assistant service 1,790 square miles -- home to approximately 813,600 people.

In addition, the property room disposes of narcotics; illegal, unclaimed or unwanted weapons and other property; and endeavor to return found property to the rightful owner(s). Disposal methods include incineration, melting and auction.

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1. How Can I Find My Lost or Stolen Property?
2. What is the property room?
3. How Do I Get My Property Back from the Property Room?
4. What is Your Appointment Policy?
5. How do I Report Lost, Stolen or Found Items?
6. What happens to found property if an owner is not located?
7. Are items left unclaimed or abandoned in the Property Room auctioned off?