The MNPD Crime Lab Evidence Receiving Unit (ERU) receives evidence daily from the MNPD Property and Evidence Section. They deliver evidence that has been requested for analysis by The District Attorney’s Office, Detectives and Officers.
Once the evidence arrives at the Crime Lab, ERU personnel ensure it is properly sealed and packaged before being accepted. ERU will then enter the case information into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The evidence is temporarily housed in one of two ERU vaults until distribution. A forensic unit will then be notified of the new request and evidence to be processed. The scientist or technician will then come to ERU to take custody of the evidence assigned to them. Once all tests have been completed, the evidence (where applicable) is checked back in to the ERU and returned to MNPD Property & Evidence.