A: A hold gets put on a car if it’s a piece of evidence for a crime, supposed to be impounded according to the law, or there’s gonna be a search warrant for it. It can also have a hold put on it if the cop thinks it’s stolen, the result of a crime, or any other reason according to federal law.
B: Holds shouldn’t be put on a car if it’s related to an arrest, but isn’t actually evidence, the vehicle only has evidence that can be taken pretty easily from the car, or federal law doesn’t need it to be seized.
C: Once the car isn’t needed anymore, the hold needs to be taken off.
D: Investigators needs to take the hold off ASAP by calling the auto pound and then sending them the right documents.
E: If a hold isn’t accepted or released after 10 days, the division captain will take responsibility for it. The captain will then give the auto pound instructions so that it actually gets done. If 5 days pass and there still isn’t any progress, the hold will get taken off. If there is a response to the captain’s notice, the auto pound should send the investigators a reminder notice that they’re holding it every 30 days until the investigator releases it.