Found property is held for
six (6) months depending on the item. If the item is not claimed we will
contact the person who found the item to see if they want it. If the
finder does not want the item then it will be disposed of. Some items,
such items of no value will be disposed of prior to the six (6) months.
Note: Items found by police officers are not returned to that officer.
The items are turned over to the State of Connecticut or destroyed.
The owner of any property seized in connection with a
criminal case must go through the Bridgeport Court to recover the items.
Depending on the type of case and the items we do have the option to
photograph the item and then return it to the owner. Direct any
questions to records personnel.