All the police houses were sold off years ago, police stations have been sold off for many years, this has speeded up over the last two as more and more police stations close. Police duties are being sold off to G4S.
Now the lowest blow, Edinburgh Police are selling off 22 police boxes which are dotted around the fair city.
Successful buyers will need to remove the boxes from their current positions around the city, or get council permission to leave them there, but if they do, they must be painted a different colour to the standard police blue.
I expect there will be aÂ clamorÂ from Dr Who fans around the world (although I think they are a different size and shape to the old English police boxes.
I wonder what they could be used for?