Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Property lists.

Eh Property lists.
Our Inspector issued every one on the team our property lists.
These list all the property we have either seized as evidence (Clothing, weapons, exhibits), booked in as evidence (CCTV, Photographs) that each officer has to there name.

Been young in service I had only 50 items on my list and was able to easily reallocate them to other departments / officers :) he he he . As a response officer on team we are not expected to keep any items and they should be transferred to officers in charge of the cases we initially attend to.

One older member of our team had over 400+ items on his list. He was a bit miffed to find the majority of it was difficult to find now who was in charge of those older cases :)

It seems that team Inspectors are often badgered about the amount of property there team holds also about the number of actions on crime reports and number of crimints the team has created, it seems a crude measure of a teams performance

Note to myself - Always include the Cris number on the property bag. It makes life a lot easer.


Argos_Employee said...

How big are your store rooms to keep all the items that you sieze?

thinblueline said...

argos_employee -
I have only been to one property store in south london n/r Elephant and castle - it was huge a huge warehouse with loads of stuff on pallets and shrinkwrapped. In the station it self the store room isnt all that big.

Due to it costing money and time to keep these items the service likes to keep the number of those items down !

I know some items are auctioned off you can follow the link here

Argos_Employee said...

Interesting. But what happens to the money that is made when you sell the items?
Does it go back into the force? Extra cash always comes in handy i say.

thinblueline said...

I have no Idea

Investigations - 183 | Crimes Solved- 85 | No Crime - 47
% Detection rate - 46.4 % (Counting year April 08 )

Investigations - 129 | Crimes Solved- 53 | No Crime - 36
% Detection rate - 49.3 % (Counting year April 07 )