Evidence Management & Storage

This course is an overview of managing and storing evidence.

This is an online only (virtual) training course that covers how to manage and store evidence.

The course includes a PowerPoint slide show that corresponds to the 44 minute training video. For the viewer’s reference there is also a downloadable PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation, perfect for use in taking notes. A course syllabus will also be provided in course materials.

Course Location:

This is a virtual course, offered online only and available to registered users of the Officer Virtual Academy at all times.

Course Description:

This course is a basic overview of storing and managing evidence. It will cover the proper way to store and manage evidence. The course will include ways to store evidence that will save space along with a brief overview of what to do with evidence for destruction.


There are no prerequisites for attending this program.

Course Sequencing:

  1. Overview of evidence storage and management
  2. Proper ways to store particular types of evidence
  3. Tips on ways to store evidence efficiently
  4. Brief overview of evidence for destruction
  5. Conclusion

Course Objectives:

To learn the best practices for managing and storing evidence to insure integrity for use in court.

About the Instructor

Hilary Rodela
Hilary Rodela is a licensed Private Investigator through the state of New Mexico, a former Crime Scene Investigator, and Evidence Technician. She worked for the Ruidoso (NM) Police Department as well as the Lubbock (TX) Police Department. She has written for several public safety publications and has extensive law enforcement and forensic training and is pursuing forensic expertise in various disciplines. Hilary is also an Investigator with the Cold Case Foundation and is a curriculum developer for the National Investigative Training Academy.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • Course Certificate