Request return of property seized
If you are arrested or a subject of a police investigation, you may have property seized from you which could be relevant to that investigation or any other offence.
Delays processing requests
Due to high levels of demand, there may be a delay in processing your request. We will contact you once your request has been reviewed.
Before we can release your property:
- the officer in charge of the case must authorise it for release
- the case must have been resolved, although in some cases we can keep it after conviction if it relates to the confiscation of any illegal assets, or a possible appeal
- all relevant matters must have been dealt with
- in some cases, you may have to prove ownership
Some property, for example money, drugs, knives or guns will not always be returned and may be destroyed.