Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II CONSTITUTION AND ADMINISTRATION OF POLICE FORCE

Part III DUTIES AND DISCIPLINE OF POLICE OFFICERS

Division 1 — Duties of police officers

Division 2 — Discipline of police officers

Division 3 — Service offences

Part IV COMMITTEES OF INQUIRY

Part V SERVICE OUTSIDE SINGAPORE

Part VI SERVICE AS AIR MARSHALS ON BOARD SINGAPORE AIRCRAFT

Part VII PUBLIC OFFICERS WITH POLICE POWERS

Part VIII SPECIAL CONSTABULARY

Division 1 — Organisation and duties of Special Constabulary

Division 2 — Discipline in Special Constabulary

Division 3 — Special provision for volunteers

Division 4 — Special provisions for national servicemen

Part IX AUXILIARY POLICE FORCES

Division 1 — Creation and regulation of Auxiliary Police Forces

Division 2 — Auxiliary police officers

Division 3 — Mobilisation of Auxiliary Police Forces

Division 4 — General provisions

Part X POLICE FUND

Part XI UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AND ESTATES OF INTESTATES

Part XII MISCELLANEOUS

THE SCHEDULE Disciplinary Offences

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

Comparative Table

PART XI
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AND ESTATES OF INTESTATES
Disposal of property deposited at police stations
108.
—(1)  Any lost or unclaimed property deposited at a police station in accordance with any written law shall, if claimed within one month after the date of such deposit by any person who establishes his claim to such property to the satisfaction of the Commissioner, be returned to him on payment of any expenses reasonably incurred by the Commissioner in storing the property.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if the lost or unclaimed property is of a perishable nature, it may be sold at once and the proceeds of sale forwarded to the Commissioner pending any claim to such property.
(3)  If at the end of one month after any lost or unclaimed property is deposited at a police station in accordance with subsection (1), no person has established a claim to the property to the satisfaction of the Commissioner, or immediately (even if less than one month) after the owner has given the Commissioner notice in writing that he is not claiming the property, the Commissioner may —
(a)
arrange for the property to be disposed of by public auction or otherwise; and
(b)
apply the proceeds of the sale to meet the expenses incurred by the Commissioner in storing and disposing of the property, and pay the balance, if any, to the Consolidated Fund.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 50]
Power to administer estates of intestates
109.
—(1)  Whenever any person dies leaving movable property in Singapore under $1,000 in value, which property is, in the absence of any person entitled thereto, taken charge of by the police for the purpose of safe custody, the Commissioner may, if he thinks fit, order that property to be delivered, without letters of administration taken out, to any person claiming to be entitled to the whole or any part thereof, if he is satisfied as to the title of the claimant and the value of the property by the oath or affirmation of the claimant, or by such other evidence as he may require.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where any such movable property referred to in that subsection is of a perishable nature and likely to deteriorate in value by being kept, the Commissioner may order the sale thereof, and the proceeds of such sale shall be dealt with in the same manner as the property is by this section to be dealt with.
(3)  The Commissioner may, in his discretion, before making any order under subsection (1) or (2), take such security as he may think proper for the due administration and distribution of such property.
(4)  Nothing in this section shall affect the right of any person to recover such property or any of it from the person to whom it may have been delivered pursuant to such order.
(5)  If at the end of one month after any property (other than cash) taken charge under this section, no person has established a claim to the property to the satisfaction of the Commissioner, or immediately (even if less than one month) after the owner has given the Commissioner notice in writing that he is not claiming the property, the Commissioner may —
(a)
arrange for the property to be disposed of by public auction or otherwise; and
(b)
apply the proceeds of the sale to meet the expenses incurred by the Commissioner in storing and disposing of the property, and pay the balance, if any, to the Consolidated Fund.
(6)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, where the owner of any movable property appears after it has been disposed under subsection (5) and claims the same, restitution shall be made, on the claim being established to the satisfaction of the Commissioner.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 51]
Disposal of valueless unclaimed or intestate property
110.  Notwithstanding sections 108 and 109, where, in the opinion of the Deputy Commissioner, any property referred to in either section is of no appreciable value, or its value is so small as to render impracticable the sale of such property as provided in either section, or as to make its detention in police custody unreasonable in view of the expenses or inconvenience that would thereby be involved, the Deputy Commissioner may order the property to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as he thinks fit.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 52]