The Lee’s Summit Police Department Teams With propertyroom.com
March 9, 2013
The Lee’s Summit Police Department’s auctions will now be accessible to a nationwide audience, as they have signed on with www.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 of Steals for propertyroom.com. “With this new partnership, we are delighted to be working with the Lee’s Summit Police Department.”
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.
At online auction site www.PropertyRoom.com, close to 4,000 unique items are up for bid at any given time from a network of 2,800 police departments and municipalities nationwide. With hundreds of new auctions added daily, from buffalo horns to swords to jewelry and electronics most of these forfeited, seized or found items have a starting bid at just one dollar.
With the merchandise collected from police property rooms across the United States, including the Los Angeles Police Department and the New York City Police Department, the auctions have generated more than $50 million in proceeds given back to the local communities.