Since our Police Station closed, a number of residents have found it somewhat of an inconvenience to say the least in reporting or having to take items they have found to March Police Station.
Here is the latest from The Police –
|We’ve joined police forces nationwide by ceasing to take reports of lost property and accepting only certain types of found item.
The changes took effect nationally from 1 February after the Chief Constables’ Council agreed it as a way of reducing non-essential demand and the associated costs and bureaucracy generated for call centres and front counters.
The police service has traditionally accepted the responsibility of recording lost and found property, despite there being no statutory duty to maintain a system of recording non-evidential property. Found items dealt with by police have reduced and a consistent approach adopted across the country. This will help reduce call volumes and remove an unnecessary burden on policing.
If you have lost or found an item, visit the force website for guidance on what to do. Further detail on our lost and found policy is below.
The following categories have been created for found items:
We do not accept
For non-accepted items, with some exceptions, the finder can retain the property. They are under no legal obligation to hand in the property providing they have made a reasonable attempt to return it to the owner.
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