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Changes to Lost Property

Cambridgeshire Police have joined police forces nationwide by ceasing to take reports of lost property and accepting only certain types of found item.
 
The changes took effect nationally from 1 February after the Chief Constables’ Council agreed it as a way of reducing non-essential demand and the associated costs and bureaucracy generated for call centres and front counters.
 
The police service has traditionally accepted the responsibility of recording lost and found property, despite there being no statutory duty to maintain a system of recording non-evidential property. 
 
Found items dealt with by police have reduced and a consistent approach adopted across the country. This will help reduce call volumes and remove an unnecessary burden on policing.  
 
If you have lost or found an item, visit the force website for guidance on what to do.