Property and Evidence Unit bags first-in-nation accreditation

A nationally recognized evidence association honored the Police Department’s Property and Evidence Unit by choosing it as the first unit in the country to receive accreditation for meeting strict professional standards.

The International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE) gave the unit its seal of approval for a job well done in a ceremony last week.

The Property and Evidence Unit processes more than 250,000 pieces of evidence each year, storing the items for use in criminal cases. The unit is essential for the prosecution of criminal cases and making Minneapolis safer, Assistant Chief Matt Clark said. The unit also helps return property to its rightful owners.

Expert investigators from IAPE reviewed the Minneapolis unit in August.

The Property and Evidence Unit is led by Unit Supervisor Kerstin Hammarberg. The other employees in the unit are:

·         Dan Boland, warehouse supervisor

·         Dan Dick, evidence technician

·         Kevin Fisher, evidence technician

·         Jennifer Fulton, police support technician

·         Jeffrey Hayes, evidence technician

·         Lloyd Kwiecien, evidence technician

·         Gail Molohon, evidence technician

·         Cynthia Novacek, evidence technician

·         Tom Paddock, evidence technician

·         Mary Rye, police support technician

·         Paul Samuelson, evidence technician

·         Erin Stoltz, evidence technician

·         Joseph Wurst, evidence technician

·         John Young, evidence technician


Published Mar 5, 2014