Evidence and Property Management
Chatham-Kent Police Service Property Management Unit is responsible for the cataloguing and safe storage of all exhibits seized and found property collected. When making an inquiry with the Property Unit, please have your occurrence number available.
It is the responsibility of the investigating officer to return seized property to the rightful owner(s), unless authorization has been passed on to the property management unit.
No seized property will be released without the authorization of the investigating officer to the Property Management Unit.
Public is encouraged to contact the Property Unit prior to attending the office to determine if their property can be released and or to schedule an appointment.
Found property will be retained by the Chatham-Kent Police Service for 90 days.
If the rightful owner of found property does not claim their property within the 90 day retention, property will be disposed of in accordance with the Police Services Act.
Bicycles will be retained for 30 days and if not claimed by their rightful owner, will be secured in storage and sold at auction.
Only found money, not claimed by the rightful owner within 90 days, may be returned to finder.
In the event that found money is not claimed by the rightful owner within 90 days, the finder may apply in writing to the Chief of Police, Chatham-Kent Police Service, requesting the release of said money, prior to the stated 90 day retention. Once approved by the Chief of Police, the finder will be contacted by the Property Management Unit. This property will be held for an additional 14 days and if not claimed by the finder, the money shall be forfeited accordingly.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service is now a member of Police Auctions Canada. All auction items can be found on the Police Auctions Canada website http://www.policeauctionscanada.com/
For inquiries about property, contact CKPS Property Coordinator at (519) 436 – 6614.
Firearms will only be released at a pre-scheduled appointment.
Firearms that are in possession of the Police Service that are subject to release by way of a court order can only be released when the Firearms Unit has received a copy of the court order; has received authorization from the Investigating Officer; and the thirty (30) say appeal period has passed. The Area Firearms Officer (OPP) will have to verify licence status prior to release.
When attending to retrieve your firearm at your scheduled appointment, you will be required to produce a valid firearm license and registration certificates (for restricted and prohibited firearms). If the firearm being retrieved is a restricted weapon, you will be required to produce an Authorization to Transport (ATT) from a Chief Firearms Officer. You can apply for an ATT by calling 1-800-731-4000. To be eligible for an ATT you must have a valid firearms license authorizing you to possess restricted firearms.
To speak with the CKPS Firearms Examiner and set up an appointment, please call 519-436-6600 extension #653.
For any inquiries or information on licences, registrations, transfers and ATT’s, please contact the Canadian Firearms Program at 1-800-731-4000 or visit the RCMP website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm