Lost and Found Property

Amy Pullen – Surrey Police, Communications Officer

From Friday, 1 February 2019, police forces across the United Kingdom will limit the types of reports of found property made by members of the public at front counters and via 101.

This national move comes after discussions between police forces and the National Police Front Counters Forum (NPFCF). There is no statutory duty for police forces to maintain a system of recording non-evidential property (lost and found) and in a bid to reduce non-essential demand and associated costs and bureaucracy, a proposal to cease the recording of found property reports was approved by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC).

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For more information, please click here for the reporting assistant on our website for help with your found item.