The Joplin Police Department maintains and supervises our own evidence storage facility. The facility is state of the art that can store and maintain all types of evidence. In 2019 the following stats were recorded for the Joplin Police Department evidence facility which also stores evidence for the Ozark Drug Enforcement Taskforce and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Taskforce:

  • 41,493 total pieces of evidence being held (JPD, CC, ODET) at the end of 2019
  • 8,794 pieces of evidence destroyed (JPD, CC, ODET) in 2019
  • 9,610 pieces of evidence were submitted (JPD, CC, ODET) in 2019
  • 459 pieces were released (JPD, CC, ODET) in 2019