Southwest Solutions Group offers solutions for every phase of evidence storage for law enforcement.
Public Safety officials can securely deposit any type of evidence, refrigerated, drying, or a typical day or night drop-off, without having to deal with keys or combinations or rely on an evidence technician.
Short-Term Evidence Storage
Lost keys, cumbersome deposit processes, and lack of space all add to a less secure chain of custody. Southwest Solutions Group evidence lockers allow police officers to deposit evidence anytime without needing keys or combinations.
Take the easy step and bag the item, select an empty locker, place the item inside, and the evidence is secure until retrieved by the authorized personnel. Ranging from pass-thru lockers to built-in refrigeration to various shapes and sizes, we offer solutions to fit the needs of each department.
Long-Term Evidence Storage
Southwest Solutions Group’s mobile shelving and racking storage solutions are ideal for storing evidence. Our portable storage systems feature movable carriages, which allow officers to accommodate the same number of items as conventional storage systems in half the space.
Our mobile systems configure easily for anything from computer hard drive storage, weapons storage, illegal narcotics storage, and more.
Examples of our long-term evidence storage configurations include:
- Gun rack storage
- Hanging folders for documentation storage
- Shelving for boxed evidence storage
- Existing cabinets, drawers, or shelving
Refrigerated Evidence Storage
Law enforcement agencies must store extensive evidence, including biological materials and substances requiring a climate-controlled storage environment. Proper storage of DNA evidence, sexual assault kits, and other materials such as drugs and chemicals is essential to ensure this evidence is adequately preserved throughout the chain of custody and can be used to facilitate justice.
Specialized refrigerated evidence storage is available for each evidence acquisition and retention stage. From temporary evidence lockers for evidence deposition to refrigerators and storage racks for processed evidence storage, refrigerated storage solutions ensure the preservation of biological evidence throughout the chain of custody. (Check out all of our public safety storage solutions here.)
Evidence can arrive for processing at any time of day or night. Until an evidence room employee receives it, you need a temporary storage solution to guarantee the evidence’s security. Our evidence lockers provide a secure chain of custody for short-term evidence. Each evidence locker is available with a wide range of built-in features and options. Each evidence locker exists to accommodate your specific evidence storage needs and processes.
Refrigerated Evidence Lockers
We offer large and small-sized refrigerated evidence lockers specifically engineered to maintain a constant temperature of 38 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit. Our purpose is to preserve biological evidence and keep that evidence secure. Southwest Solutions Group’s refrigerated evidence lockers can be built right into the other evidence lockers with pass-thru or non-pass-thru functionality.
Similar to our standard evidence lockers, our refrigerated lockers offer the same performance, reliability, and security. All refrigerators have a built-in digital alarm to monitor temperature fluctuations. The lockable inserts are interchangeable to accommodate changing sizes of biological sample storage boxes and containers.
DNA and biological sample storage are critical to any legal case. Southwest Solutions Group provides both short-term and long-term evidence solutions.
Evidence Drying Cabinets
After law enforcement officials thoroughly document and locate evidence at a crime scene, it’s time to collect that evidence. That process typically begins with collecting the weakest evidence or at the highest risk of getting lost. Determining the amount, day, or time forensic departments receive evidence is impossible.
Because investigators might need evidence processing when no one is available, they must put evidence in a forensic evidence drying cabinet. That way, evidence remains safe and secure without the worry of DNA cross-contamination.
An evidence drying cabinet provides a secure and ventilated area to dry wet blood evidence. Blood might be biohazardous, so law enforcement officials must take every precaution during storage procedures. Law enforcement agencies can use a drying cabinet to protect the integrity of samples collected at a crime scene.
Contact Us Today
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for evidence storage solutions. We will also offer a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the plan begins. Call us today at (800) 803-1083 or send us a message to learn more or speak with a specialist.