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The Police (Property) Regulations 1997

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7.—(1) After the expiration of the period referred to in regulation 4(2) or 5(2) above, as applicable, if in the opinion of the relevant authority property to which these Regulations apply (other than money) can be used for police purposes, the relevant authority may determine that the property is to be retained by the authority and the property shall vest in them on the making of the determination.

(2) A determination under paragraph (1) above shall be recorded in writing and published in such manner as the authority think fit and that record shall include the date on which the determination is made.

(3) No determination under paragraph (1) above may be made in relation to any property in relation to which an order has been made under section 43A of the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973(1).


Section 43A was inserted by section 107 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33).

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