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Property (Lost Found) Procedure

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Procedure Statement
This document covers the procedure for lost and found property and supersedes all previous policy / procedure documentation.

Found Property Procedure
All property coming into the possession of North Yorkshire Police (NYP) will be dealt with responsibly with due respect for owners’ rights and title.

Property classified as found will, where possible, be reunited with its owner. Where the owner cannot be traced, NYP will dispose of it in accordance with this procedure. NYP will not deprive others of their possessions, except in accordance with the law.

Before handling any property, officers and staff should consider the safety of the public and themselves and carry out a risk assessment in line with the forces policies and procedures. In circumstances where property is in police possession which is dangerous or illegal property will be dealt with in an appropriate manner with the safety of the public, officers and staff being paramount.

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