In order to better serve the community, the Peterborough Police Service’s auction is now being offered online.
“A live auction is weather dependent, necessitates that people attend in person and requires a sufficient number of items to attract many potential buyers in order to have competitive bidding prices,” says Inspector Lynne Buehler, Support Services Division.
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“In an online auction, bidders can be anywhere and can place their bid at any time," Inspector Lynne Buehler adds. "An online auction is less labour intensive for our property and evidence staff, will make it easier for people to purchase items and will generate more revenue for the Peterborough Police Services Board auction fund.” The online auction is being run by Police Auctions Canada. On this site, bidders will find items from 19 different Police Services across Canada and four Universities. The items are not organized by Service but by item.
This year, the Peterborough Police Service has submitted items to Police Auctions Canada, including 93 bicycles, various pieces of jewellery, electronics and high-end designer clothing. All of the revenue from the items submitted by the Service goes back to the Peterborough Police Services Board Auction Fund.
For more information on the online auction, to see what items are available or to place a bid, visit Police Auctions Canada.