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The Sunrise Police Department's Property Unit is responsible for the receipt and storage of all property and evidence. The Property & Evidence Unit receives, catalogs and stores evidentiary, abandoned, forfeited and found property in accordance with state and local law. In its 20,000-square-foot air-conditioned warehouse in Sunrise, the Evidence Unit stores more than 100,000 items including bicycles, jewelry, office equipment, luggage, household items, electronic equipment and more.

If you have property that, by law, was held by the Evidence Unit but may now be returned to you, contact the Sunrise Property & Evidence Unit for instructions on retrieving your property.

Sunrise Police Property Unit
Phone (954) 746-3377
Fax (954) 576-6195

Property which is not considered evidence, and has been approved for release by the investigating detective, may be released back to the owner.

Per Florida statute 925.11 and 925.12, if the suspect in a felony case is found guilty by a jury or if they pled in court, the property must be held until the sentence has been fully served, regardless of who owns the property. If the case is "Dismissed" or the suspect was "Acquitted" of all charges, the property can be released with written authorization from the detective responsible for the case. A certified copy of a court order can also release the property at any time.

Abandoned Property Auctions

Legally seized, found, and unclaimed property is sent to PropertyRoom.com , an online auction site open for bidding to the general public. They auction all abandoned, stolen, lawfully seized, or unclaimed property of every kind from law enforcement agencies nationwide. The website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Drug Disposal Program

If you have unused or expired medications to dispose of, the Sunrise Police Department has a drug collection and disposal service available. We are providing this service to our residents as a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances. 

This service is intended to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in your home and decrease prescription drug abuse which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. More than 70% of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinets, according to a Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study.

If you have unused or expired medications to dispose of please visit us at the Public Safety Building located at 10440 West Oakland Park Boulevard.

You may drop off: 

  • Prescriptions 
  • Prescription Patches 
  • Prescription Medications 
  • Over-the-counter medications 
  • Vitamins 
  • Samples 
  • Medications for pets

The following are NOT accepted:

  • Thermometers 
  • Hydrogen Peroxide 
  • Inhalers 
  • Aerosol Cans 
  • Ointments, Lotions, or Liquids
  • Needles/EpiPens (Sharps)