Property & Evidence

Rolling Meadows Police Department Dedicated to Excellence
Turning In Lost Property
Rolling Meadows residents are encouraged to contact the Rolling Meadows Police Department whenever they find lost property, such as bicycles, weapons, jewelry and personal items.

If a weapon is located, do not touch the weapon, and call 911 immediately!

Finder's Property Recovery Policy
Every effort will be made to locate the owners of the recovered property. If the legal owner cannot be located, the finder will be able to make claim to the property after filing a claim with the Cook County Clerk’s Office and waiting the required period of time.
Property Room

Per Illinois State Law, there is a 6-month waiting period for property valued at under $100. After the 6-month waiting period, the property reverts to the finder. In cases where the found property is valued at over $100, the finder must wait 1 year before the property is released to them.

 Recovering Your Lost Property

Please call 847-255-2416, ext. 3012 to make an appointment to claim your property. Property can be claimed at the Rolling Meadows Police Department located at:

3600 Kirchoff Road

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


Evidence items collected at crime scenes are retained until court proceedings conclude, and/or disposition is authorized.


Property and evidence items held beyond the statutory time period may be destroyed, retained, for department use, or auctioned. Items sent for auction are transferred to an online auction service here.


The hours for appointments are between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. When claiming property, a valid photo ID or valid driver’s license is required for identification purposes.