Property & Evidence

Maintaining proper procedures and standards for the collection and retention of property and evidence is an essential role.  The Menasha Police Department employs one full time Evidence Custodian.  The Evidence Custodian is responsible for the intake of property and evidence, assists in processing crime scenes, as well as organizing annual trainings, presentations, and a yearly auction for abandoned property. 

Under the direction of the Investigative Lieutenant, the Evidence Custodian is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and the chain of custody of all property that comes into the police department in accordance with state laws, municipal code and department policies and procedures.  They are responsible for receiving, storing, releasing, and maintaining the security of all items within the police department’s custody. 

The Evidence Custodian’s general office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, excluding holidays and weekends. 

For any property inquiries or other property/evidence related questions, please contact Evidence Custodian, Cyndel Sawall directly by calling (920) 967-3595.  If calling after-hours, please leave a brief message with your full name, case number (if applicable), and a brief description of what you are looking for.


Drop Drug  Drug Drop Box:

Permanent drug drop boxes are a convenient way to safely dispose of unused and expired medications.

The Menasha Police Department’s permanent drug drop box is located inside the lobby, which is open Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, excluding holidays and weekends.  We accept all medications (human and pet), vitamins, liquids, lotions, and creams.  Pills and vitamins, whenever possible, should be separated from their bottles and placed into a zip lock bag to be disposed of, placing the bottles in recycling for disposal. 

Controlled substances and sharps (syringes, epi pens, etc.) should never be placed inside the drug drop box.  We have a sharps disposal bin inside our lobby as well that all sharps may be disposed of in.  Please contact Cyndel Sawall, Evidence Custodian at (920) 967-3595 if you have multiple items to dispose of that may not fit inside the disposal bins.