Property lost in a public place
Dyfed-Powys Police only takes reports of certain lost property and will not issue lost property reference numbers.
We only need to be told if the item you are missing is considered hazardous, such as firearms, shotguns, ammunition, explosives, poisons, toxins or chemicals.
Should you lose any items that are considered hazardous - you should report this to Dyfed-Powys Police IMMEDIATELY by calling 101, or in an emergency call 999.
You should call 101 if you have lost items that do not have a serial number but have a high monetary value (over £500) or sentimental items.
All other lost property should be reported online, via Report My Loss. Report My Loss is not a Dyfed-Powys Police system, and you will be charged £4.95 for making this report, but stand a greater chance of being reunited with your property, because the system is linked in the background to the other national property systems.
There is no statutory duty to record lost and found property. You are advised to send the standard "Insurance Notice Letter" to you insurer as confirmation of Dyfed-Powys Police policy in respect of lost property reporting.
Property found in a public place
If you find any of these items, call 101 or visit your nearest police station:
- Mobile phones
- Identifiable cash (within wallets)
- Firearms, shotguns or ammunition and explosives
- Chemicals, toxins or poisons.
- High value jewellery or something you believe to be sentimental .
- Unidentifiable cash in excess of £500
- Drugs and medicines
- Driving licenses
- Bank cards and statements
- Items suspected of being involved in crimes
If you have found any items not listed above, you have a legal responsibility to make reasonable efforts to find the owner - you could make enquiries in nearby amenities or post to social media. If the owner still has not been found after you have made reasonable efforts, you should dispose of the property.
What to do with specific items which you've lost or found
Any other queries
For all other lost/found items or if in any doubt, please telephone us on 101 or visit your local police station.