Evidence Storage for Public Safety

Evidence storage lockers from Southwest Solutions Group meet law enforcement professionals’ daily concerns and challenges. We’ve designed our evidence storage solutions to share your top priorities when handling evidence.
Such as:

  • Our solution provides and maintains an air-tight chain of custody on all evidence. Once each piece of evidence gets bagged, tagged, and put into the system, the evidence remains secure until retrieved by the proper personnel. Southwest Solutions Group’s evidence storage solution keeps your mind at ease and evidence stored securely.
  • Our Solutions meet the ever-changing needs of property and evidence storage.
  • We go beyond the short-term storage solutions by providing long-term evidence storage. You save space when utilizing our mobile shelving.
  • Our Evidence Storage Systems maximize operational efficiency.

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.)

Product Highlights

Evidence Lockers

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.

 

Testimonials

nebraska state patrol

“Southwest Solutions is highly professional and knowledgeable in the area of digital scanning. My organization has been working with SSG on scanning your highly sensitive and complex records. Their expertise has been extraordinarily beneficial to us as nobody in our organization has any knowledge of this process. They were able to easily guide us through the process, ask us the right questions and explain the pros and cons to help us decide how to complete this project. I would STRONGLY recommend SSG for anyone who is considering digitizing records.”

Nebraska State Patrol
Rogers Police Department

“The installation guys were very professional, courteous and efficient. There was not much room to work but they managed to get the job done quickly, allowing space for me to continue to work and watch them at the same time. They vacuumed and cleaned up all the packing material/boxes exhibiting true professionalism. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job in a remarkably short amount of time.”

Rogers Police Department
Crawford County Sheriffs Department

“We had no issues with our new Spacesaver Units, before, during, or after installation, and I attribute this to Larry’s professionalism. I’d also like you to know that if the future presents a need for additional items that your company supplies, I would not hesitate to contact your company based on Larry, the service he provided, and the way he represented your company. ”

Crawford County Sheriff's Department
City of Laredo Police Department

“The sales representative and installers were extremely professional and helpful. Our products we delivered and installed as scheduled. I was very proud to take pictures of our installation and show it off to our administration. We are very satisfied with the improvements to our department thanks to the products you have installed.”

City of Laredo Police Department

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