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Disposal of Personal Property Regulations
(Filed August 20, 2013)
Under the authority of section 56 of the Royal
Disposal of personal property
3. (1) The chief or his or her designate may dispose of stolen, seized, abandoned or found personal property obtained in the course of the performance of the constabulary's policing duties where
(a) the personal property is not required as evidence in a proceeding;
(b) the chief or his or her designate cannot, after reasonable effort, identify the owner of the personal property or the owner has abandoned the personal property;
(c) a court has not made an order in respect of the personal property; and
(d) the personal property has been in the possession of the constabulary for at least 3 months.
(2) Where the conditions in subsection (1) have been met the chief or his or her designate may
(a) keep the personal property for the constabulary's own use;
(b) transfer found personal property to the finder where the chief or his or her designate considers it to be in the interest of the administration of justice;
(c) transfer the personal property to a charitable organization;
(d) transfer the personal property to the Government Purchasing Agency; or
Disposal of perishable personal property
4. Notwithstanding section 3, where the chief or his or her designate is of the opinion that the personal property is perishable the chief or his or her designate may, at any time, cause the personal property to be destroyed.
Title vests in new owner
5. Good and sufficient title to personal property kept or transferred under these regulations vests in the recipient of the personal property as against any other person who claims or might claim against the property.