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MIPD puts unclaimed, seized items on auction website

The Mercer Island Police Department’s Marine Patrol Unit recently signed on with Property Room.com, an online police auction site that takes seized, forfeited or surplus items from the city’s police department and offers them up for auction to over 1.3 million registered online shoppers.

Now consumers can nurture their desire for bargain hunting while giving back to the community, taking “going local” to a new level.

The site provides an abundance of deals on items ranging from electronics and tools to fine jewelry and watches.

They can also rest assured that their local law enforcement agency is benefitting from the partnership; moving their auctions online frees up department staffing and helps to increase the amount of proceeds returning to the community.


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