FREDERICK, Md., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Property Room (www.PropertyRoom.com), the police auction site known for making police auctions available to a nationwide audience in a trusted, fun, online environment, recently announced an agreement with The Ada County Sheriff's Office to conduct online auctions of the law enforcement agency's forfeited, seized, found and surplus property. The Ada County Sheriff's Office Property and Evidence Unit also services the Boise Police Department's property and evidence requirements.
Founded by former police officers, Property Room provides an auction platform for products from over 2,800 police departments and municipalities nationwide. Generally, in the past, police departments and municipalities had offered these unclaimed items in a public auction, but residents had to be present to bid and very few even knew of its existence. Now, with Property Room's online technology, local residents can easily access hundreds of desirable items at bargain basement prices with the convenience and speed of an online auction and from the comfort of their home.
"Property Room looks forward to working with The Ada County Sheriff's Office," said PJ Bellomo, CEO for Property Room. "Their joint service agreement for property and evidence management is a fine example of bringing innovative, cooperative, cost effective solutions to Idaho's two largest law enforcement agencies. We always appreciate working with the thought leaders and innovators in law enforcement."
The auctions that Property Room helps facilitate relieve the municipality from the time and expense of holding their own auctions and generate proceeds that are later returned to the community. To date, these communities across the United States have benefitted with more than $41 million in returned proceeds. Items up for bid cover practically every category of consumer goods, from rugs, watches, jewelry and coins, to laptops, power tools and cars. Unique and offbeat items on the website have included eight-person bikes, coffins, Persian rugs, kayaks and most recently a state-of-the-art, unused X-ray machine.
"We offer tremendous value and streamlined solution to law enforcement and municipal partners, as well as online shoppers looking for great deals," said Bellomo. "It's a win for everyone involved, because Property Room manages the entire process, offers fantastic bargains to consumers, and returns a percentage of proceeds back to the community."
Property Room has also earned the trust of over 1.5 million registered shoppers nationwide, who value the security and savings offered on the site, backed by superior customer service. With a team of trained and experienced inventory experts, Property Room rigorously evaluates all merchandise listed on the site from every police department, and destroys all counterfeit merchandise.
Property Room works with many of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country, including New York, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Los Angeles, among others.
About Property Room
Property Room is an online auction site that provides easy, fun, trusted deals on merchandise collected from police property rooms from across the United States. With most auctions starting at $1 with no reserve, Property Room offers a site consumers can trust and a fun place to find great deals on a variety of eclectic and valuable items, like jewelry, watches, cars, coins, and more. More than 2,800 police departments and municipalities work with Property Room, including the Los Angeles Police Department and New York City Police Department, generating more than $41 million in proceeds that have gone to help support local communities across the United States. For more information and great deals visit www.propertyroom.com.
SOURCE Property Room