Officers regularly find, seize or recover property whilst carrying out investigations. Members of the public occasionally bring us property which they have also found. If we are unable to identify the owners to return the items, we sometimes auction them off.
We always aim to reunite items with the rightful owners. Yet sometimes despite all efforts, we’re simply unable to establish who the owner is to return the goods. In these circumstances, we send certain items off to Wilsons Auctions.
All money raised from auctioning is put into the county’s police property act fund and handed to local community and voluntary groups.
If you would like your organisation or group to be considered for funding, please get in touch with your local policing team. If you wish to attend an auction, visit Wilsons Auction to find out when the next sale event is.