Procedures and Protocol
The American University Police Department is a resource for persons that have misplaced valuable and crucial items on the American University campus. We will accept and store items of value for ninety (90) days and attempt to contact the owner directly if the lost item has identification. 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.
Returned Property held by University Police is available for pick-up at Police Headquarters Building, Monday through Friday, 9:00am until 5:00pm. The owner must present a photograph identification card. University Police retains the right to refuse return if proof of ownership cannot be determined.