Property and Evidence

Property and Evidence Management

Hours of Operation

8am - 4pm M-F


Property and evidence

Items that are not firearms

If you find something that you may think is lost or stolen, you can contact the Horizon City Police Department and if the responding officer has reason to believe that the item is in fact possibly stolen or that its owner could be looking for it, the officer will collect the item from you and bring it into our station for safekeeping.  If you have any interest in the item and you wish to claim it, you may do so after 31 days by downloading and filling out this form and emailing it to evidence@horizoncity.org or bringing it personally to our station and we will contact you immediately after the item is ready for pickup. 


If our officers collected evidence in a case where you were a suspect or victim, we will need  a release of evidence court order which you may obtain from the court which heard your case, sometimes immediately after the case disposition, be sure to ask the court staff.  Once you have that in hand, please fill out this form and email it to evidence@horizoncity.org or bring it personally to our station and we will contact you immediately after the item is ready for pickup. 


If your property is found, you have 62 days from the day that you are contacted to come and collect your property.  


Generally the policy on property stored at Horizon City Police Department is kept for 31 days when we don't know who the owner is and 62 days once the owner has been notified that we have their property.  Once that time is up, we will either dispose of the property as applicable by law or initiate the process to claim that property for department or city use.  


Our priority is providing a service to our community and we are glad to make arrangements with our citizens when necessary in order to get property back to its rightful owners. 


Firearms Release

Background Check Required

Whenever we accept a firearm for safekeeping, we must conduct a criminal background check before release to make sure that there are no current Protective Orders or Felony Convictions on the claimant. 

When a weapon is collected as evidence as part of a criminal check, we will need the release of evidence court order even if a case was dismissed, be sure to ask the court staff immediately after the case disposition. 

To claim a firearm, simply download and complete this form and email it to evidence@horizoncity.org or bring it in person to our station.