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Police Lost Property Rules Changed

Monday April 2 2012




LOST property should no longer be handed in to police stations under policy changes announced by South Yorkshire Police.

Instead, people are advised to report lost property to police number 101 and hold onto it for two weeks - after which time the 'finder' can keep or dispose of it.

Chief Superintendent Rob Odell said: “We are still interested in found property, but our message to the public is to hold onto the item and call 101 to report it.

“Our new approach to dealing with found property will not only improve the service to the public but also save the Force money, as the storage and disposal of found property can be costly. This also comes at a time when the police are facing budget reductions and we have to prioritise our money into frontline policing.”

Police say they may retain an item of property if it is deemed to be an illegal or dangerous item and bank or credit card.

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Reply Posted by Janjoemick on Monday April 2 2012 at 23:17
 I think we should have been told in january that any item given in would be destroyed after 7 days, unlike what it says on the paperwork they give you. the paperwork says 6 weeks then we could claim it, so when we went after 6 weeks we were told the gold watch had been destroyed !!!

Reply Posted by Cheryllevans4 on Tuesday April 3 2012 at 08:55
just another service lost due to incompetant goverment

Reply Posted by Cyntheverett on Tuesday April 3 2012 at 11:15
Those amongst us that find something and wrestle with their demons as to weather or not to report it to the police have now been given the green light not to bother. All depends as well who's on the other end of the phone as to what sort of response you get for reporting it. Some of us will go to any length to find a rightful  owner while to others It's not an option. As always we need to be vigilant at all times about our purses and valuables Saying that I know how easy it is to be distracted.

Reply Posted by Cyntheverett on Tuesday April 3 2012 at 11:15
Those amongst us that find something and wrestle with their demons as to weather or not to report it to the police have now been given the green light not to bother. All depends as well who's on the other end of the phone as to what sort of response you get for reporting it. Some of us will go to any length to find a rightful  owner while to others It's not an option. As always we need to be vigilant at all times about our purses and valuables Saying that I know how easy it is to be distracted.