Thefts / Suspicious Circumstances
All thefts of personal or College equipment should be reported without delay. In most cases, the quicker the loss is reported the better the chance the equipment will be located. Departments are encouraged not to wait until after staff and faculty have been contacted to make the loss known to Security. Normally all thefts over $1000 (felony theft) and all burglaries are investigated by the City Police Department. The Security staff will call the Police Department if they have not already been contacted.
If room or cabinet has been forcibly entered (i.e. burglarized) DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING OR ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE AREA UP! CALL SECURITY IMMEDIATELY! Otherwise, you may destroy valuable evidence needed to solve the crime. Keep everyone away from the area until Security or the City police arrive.
All missing property should be reported to the Security Office.
To help reduce theft and to promote good inventory practices, each department should establish a property checkout procedure. Off campus use of college equipment should be prohibited.
Departments should also establish a checkout procedure for persons leaving CSI or department employment. The procedure should require a property inventory and proper key control accountability before the person is allowed to obtain a final paycheck.