Section 11 Police
Policy 11-1 DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TO LAWTON CRIMESTOPPERS
DISTRIBUTION: Mayor and City Council
SUBJECT: Disposition of Proceeds from the Sale of Unclaimed Property to Lawton
PURPOSE: To establish a procedure for the Mayor and Council Members to
disposition of proceeds from the sale of unclaimed property as a result of a Crimestoppers
Program to Lawton Crimestoppers following a City auction.
BACKGROUND: The Police Department routinely has a significant amount of
property. Much of the property is on inventory as a result of the Crimestoppers Program. A
policy is needed to authorize the Crimestoppers Program to retain proceeds from the sale of
unclaimed property acquired as a result of the program.
PROCEDURES: 1. The Police Chief or his designate
shall be responsible for maintaining an
accurate list of all unclaimed property sold at the auction for record purposes. The Police Chief
or his designee will insure that all property received as a result of a Crimestoppers Program is
clearly identified, tagged and recorded. The property and copies of any necessary
be forwarded to Purchasing upon receipt of notice of a scheduled City auction. The property will
be sold by auction and a separate accounting shall be kept of items tagged as Crimestoppers
2. At the end of each City auction and on or before the Tuesday preceeding a
meeting, Lawton Crimestoppers shall submit a claim to the Finance Director for proceeds from
the sale of unclaimed property along with an agenda item and resolution prepared for the next
Council meeting. If the City Council allocates funds from the proceeds of the sale of unclaimed
property as a result of a Crimestoppers Program to Lawton Crimestoppers, a resolution so stating
must be adopted by the City Council. If the resolution is not adopted, all proceeds from the sale
shall remain in the Citys general fund.
RESCISSION: This policy became effective October 28,1986. This version
format and assigns a new number to Council Policy No. 42.
JOHN T. MARLEY
November 17, 1995