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Call(626) 580-2129 to make an appointment with the property technician. You MUST pick up your firearm within thirtydays from the date of your DOJ clearance letter. You will need to presenta locking case, valid identification and the DOJ clearance letter. Per department policy, you will have toreturn another day to pick up any ammunition.
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If property was booked as safekeeping, you have 60 days to make an appointment to pick up your property with the property technician by calling 626-580-2129, send a written request to hold your property for additional 10 months or give written authorization for someone else to pick up your property.
If your friend gives you written authorization to pick up their safekeeping property you can make an appointment with the property technician.
Call 626-580-2129 to make an appointment with the property technician to put up your firearm within thirty days from the date of your Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance letter. You will need to present a locking case, valid identification and the DOJ clearance letter in order to receive your firearm(s) back. Department policy dictates you will have to return another day to pick up ammunition.
The property technician can only release items taken as evidence with the investigating detective’s approval.
The fastest way to locate your property is provide the property technician with the El Monte Police Department’s case number, for example 07CR99999. If you don’t have your case number the property technician can locate the case number with your booking number, your arrest number or your first and last name and date of birth.
If any weapons were seized from you,either for evidence or safekeeping, the following MUST occur if you are toretrieve them:
The release must be authorized by adetective and/or a court order, AND
You must complete a CA DOJ Law Enforcement GunRelease application and submit it to DOJ. The application is available at EMPD or online at
Ifyour property was taken as evidence, it will be released ONLY if: