The American University Police Department (AUPD) is a resource for
persons that have misplaced valuable and crucial items on the American
University Campus. Valuable items are defined as items having a value of
over $50. We will accept and store items of value for ninety (90) days
and attempt to contact the owner directly if the lost item has
Report Lost Property
Individuals needing assistance locating lost property should complete an online Lost Property Report or call 202-885-2527. Lost, stolen or damaged Metro U-Passes should be reported online.
Report Found Property
that find unattended property on campus should contact AUPD
immediately by calling 202-885-2527. A police officer will be
dispatched to your location to collect the property.
Valuable items are defined as items having a value of over $50.
AUPD considers items with personal or secure information (i.e.
prescriptions, wallets, purses, keys, cell phones, currency, etc)
crucial items that will require AUPD to attempt to notify the owner of
AUPD employees will attempt to contact the owner directly on valuable or
crucial items, with any identifying information. Property will be logged
into the database, with the owner’s information (i.e. first and last
name and phone number).
Found Property Retention
persons finding lost or misplaced property will turn these items into AUPD. Valuable or crucial items will be entered into the database and
retained for ninety (90) days. Items not meeting the above criteria will
be held for one (1) business day and discarded or donated. Items that
are perishable, soiled or hazardous will be immediately discarded.
held by AUPD is available for pick-up at the Public Safety Building,
Monday through Friday, 9:00am until 5:00pm. The owner must present a
photograph identification card. AUPD retains the right to refuse return
if proof of ownership cannot be determined.
Information for Campus Buildings
where items are frequently left, including the Mary Graydon Center,
Jacobs Fitness Center, Residential Halls, Bender Library, among others,
may decide to retain property pursuant to their individual practices and
uses. This could include lost and found procedures designed for their
unique uses, experiences and customer expectations.