Police Evidence Freezer

FreezerArizona Law requires that biological evidence for certain serious violent crimes be maintained for as long as a person is imprisoned. In the instance of an unsolved crime, the evidence must be maintained for up to fifty-five years. Biological evidence is required to be frozen to maintain its value and integrity. The current freezer facilities used to maintain this type of evidence by the Mesa Police Department are expected to reach their storage limit by the year 2015. The City would purchase and install a new 1,120 square foot evidence freezer to ensure the Police Department is capable of maintaining evidence as required by Arizona Law (Arizona Revised Statutes ยง13-4221).