NMU's Policy and Resource Database

18.00 Property, Lost, Found, or Abandoned

Date approved: 8-3-2001
Last update: 8-3-2001
Approved by: Board of Trustees
Oversight unit: PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE SERVICES
Level: Ordinance
Purpose

It is the responsibility of the Director of Public Safety and Police Services or designee to maintain, account for, and dispose of all lost, found, or abandoned property in accordance with these ordinances and the policies and procedures of the Public Safety and Police Services Department.

Applicability

All Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors

Description

18.00  PROPERTY: LOST, FOUND, OR ABANDONED

 

18.01      Lost, Found, or Abandoned Property:  It is the responsibility of the Director of Public Safety and Police Services or designee to maintain, account for, and dispose of all lost, found, or abandoned property in accordance with these ordinances and the policies and procedures of the Public Safety and Police Services Department.

 

 

18.02      The Public Safety and Police Services Department is designated as the central repository for all lost, found, and abandoned property recovered on property owned or controlled by the University.

 

18.03      It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Safety and Police Services or designee on receiving satisfactory proof of ownership, to release such property to the owner thereof on payment of any necessary and reasonable expenses which may have been incurred in the recovery and preservation of such property.

 

18.04      It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Safety and Police Services or designee to dispose of all unclaimed lost, found and abandoned property in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Department of Public Safety and Police Services.

a.       Lost and found property will be held for 90 days prior to disposal.

b.       Abandoned property will be held for 30 days prior to disposal.  Unclaimed property which is still of use will be donated to local recognized charities.                                          

c.       Unclaimed bicycles will be sold at local auction and the proceeds will be placed in the General Fund of the University.

d.       Unclaimed cash will be placed in the General Fund of the University.


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