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The Covington Police Department's Evidence and Property Unit is responsible for the control, storage, and security of physical evidence and property collected by its personnel in a manner that preserves the item. The department will securely maintain all evidence and property until final disposition.


Evidence includes items of property which have some connection to a crime. Items held as evidence are usually retained until the prosecution of the criminal case has been concluded on all parties involved in the case. Approval may be required from both the Newton County District Attorney's Office and the police detective assigned to the case before property can be released.


If you have found property, please call the police as soon as possible. Found items may not be lost, but may actually have been stolen or involved in the commission of a crime which police may currently be investigating. Found property can be turned over to any police officer or brought to any police facility.

Release of Property

Release of property is by appointment only. An appointment can be made by calling the phone number below. Proof of ownership and a picture ID are required for the release of all property. If you have questions about property or need to retrieve property from the department, please contact our Evidence Technician Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at (770) 385-2071 or 2192.

Contact Information

Covington Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
Evidence & Property Section
1143 Oak Street
Covington, GA 30014

Phone: (770) 385-2071 or 2192
Fax: (770) 385-2198
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed weekends and holidays)