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Police Administrative Services

The Administrative Service Bureau is commanded by Captain Leo Scherer. 

The Administrative Service Bureau is  broken down into several units listed below:

Central Records Unit

Police Headquarters
545 S. Fairground Street
Marietta, GA 30060

The Central Records Unit supports the Police Department, the judicial system, other law enforcement agencies, and the public. This support is provided by the maintenance of all report files, records, and documents submitted to the Records Unit for processing, retention, and storage.

The Central Records Unit is responsible for disseminating accident reports and incidents reports to the public and other authorized individuals in accordance with the Open Records Act. This unit also transfers the information from the officer's field reports into a computer retrieval system.

The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) computer system is maintained and operated by this unit.

For more information on:

  • Hours of operation 
  • Obtaining incident/accident reports 
  • Open records 
  • Criminal background checks 
  • Impounded vehicle release 
  • Expungements

Visit our Central Records page

Permits Unit

The Permits Unit is responsible for licensing and enforcement in any activity regulated by Cobb County Ordinances, e.g. alcoholic beverage sales, pawn shop staffing, wrecker services, etc. Read more about how to obtain an alcohol server, pawn shop employee or precious metal dealer license.

Property and Evidence Unit

The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for the storage and return of property recovered by the Police Department. The unit is responsible for the handling, processing, storage, and disposal of all property and evidence.

Citizens who wish to pick up their property/possessions held by the Police Department as evidence must make an appointment with the Cobb County Police Department Evidence Unit.

Police Headquarters
545 S. Fairground Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Available appointment times are:

  • Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Appointments can be made by calling 770-499-4128 or by emailing

Requirements for Release of Property

Legal and departmental requirements govern the return of property. You may call us at 770-499-4128 or email us at for specific information about the item you wish to pick up. This will allow the Evidence Unit to process your request and will eliminate delays. Positive photo identification (Drivers License or State Issued ID) will be required for the release of property.

With the exception of firearms, the owner of the property may, designate another person to pick up the property. This will require a signed and notarized affidavit from the owner of the property. The affidavit must be specific as to what property may be obtained on your behalf and the name of the person to whom the property may be released.

Property Types

Found Property

Found Property consists of items found and the owner is generally not known. Found property will be held for 90 days from the date it was received. After 90 days the property will be disposed of pursuant to State Law.

Safekeeping Property

Any safekeeping property received from an officer will be held for 90 days. Safekeeping property will be released to the listed owner. After 90 days the property will be disposed of pursuant to State Law.


Any item held as evidence will require a written release to be returned to the owner. This release must come from the District Attorney’s Office (felony), Solicitor General’s Office (misdemeanor), case officer or case detective. Final Court Disposition documents are not accepted in lieu of a release for a felony case.

State law does not provide for the returning of any found property to the finder.

Special Projects Unit

The unit is responsible for accreditation and certification management, policy development, and conducting planning and research. The unit provides administrative support to other components of the Department when requested to do so by the Chief of Police or his designee.