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Herts police launch site for reporting lost and found property
« on: January 15, 2015, 06:19:38 pm »
 A website, HertsReunited, to help reunite members of the public with their lost and stolen property, was launched in January 2015 by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire Constabulary.
The website features photos of found and recovered items, as well as a facility for people to report their lost property.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, said: “I asked for HertsReunited to be created in order to make it possible for people in Hertfordshire to find their lost or stolen property much more easily.
“If someone has had something stolen – or they want to report a lost possession or something they have found – then this website is a one-stop-shop to help reunite them with their property.
“Although crime is low in the county, being the victim of a burglary, robbery or theft – or even just losing a valued possession by mistake – can be a very distressing experience.
The Constabulary takes temporary possession of property which is suspected to have been stolen, but the Force is sometimes unable to locate its true owner.  Likewise, often the Force is made aware of property which has been found in Hertfordshire, but the owner is unknown. Users of the website can now record items that they have lost or found and search the website to see if Hertfordshire Constabulary is holding their stolen or lost property.
Items will be advertised on the website by Hertfordshire Constabulary for around 30 days or an appropriate period until the true owner is identified.
Where found property is reported to police through HertsReunited and the finder stores it for safe keeping, there may be circumstances where that person can claim to keep the item, if the owner does not come forward.
Found property handed into the police station that remains unclaimed is likely to have to be disposed of, but each case will be taken on its own individual merits.  For example, police provide a number of old and damaged bicycles to charitable projects for refurbishment.  Some property is disposed through auction and the funds recouped to support crime reduction.  Police also recycle property which has no value or is damaged.
You can visit the HertsReunited website at Web Link


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Re: Herts police launch site for reporting lost and found property
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 06:31:17 pm »
Hi Bill, thanks for sharing that. It looks like a useful site. I notice you can:
  • Search for an item
  • Report a lost item
  • Report a found item
  • Check item status

I would be interested to hear from anyone who uses it and find out what success they had. (I changed the headline a bit to make it more descriptive).

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