The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office’s auctions will now be accessible to a nationwide audience, as they have signed on with PropertyRoom.com to auction their seized, found or surplus items. They join the more than 2,800 other police departments and municipalities nationwide that have adopted the services of Property Room to streamline the auction process and give proceeds back to the local community.
Founded by former New York police officer and detective Tom Lane, Property Room catalogs the unclaimed property, refurbishes it if needed, performs the authentication process, auctions it and delivers it to the successful bidder. Items up for bid cover every category of consumer goods, from watches, jewelry and coins, to laptops, power tools and even cars. This relieves the city from the time and expense of holding their own auctions and provides a much larger platform for sales.
"We offer tremendous value and a streamlined solution to law enforcement and municipal partners across the country, as well as online shoppers looking for great and often, unique deals," said PJ Bellomo, Chief Executive Officer for Property Room.com. "With this new partnership, we are delighted to be working with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office."
Property Room also returns a portion of the proceeds where it can benefit a host of local community programs and initiatives. To date, more than $50 million in proceeds have been returned to communities nationwide.