UC IRVINE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Physical Environment and Properties
Sec. 905-10: Police - General Procedures
Responsible Office: Police Department
Revised: May 2011
References / Resources
- Section 92600 of the California Education Code
- Section 2080.8(a) of the California Civil Code
- University Policy on Found and Unclaimed Property, July 2, 1973
Contact: Chief of Police at (949) 824-7797
A. Public Safety Program
University of California Police provide public safety services at the campus, Medical Center, and those properties owned, controlled, or occupied by the University of California. Regular activities include preventive patrols on foot and by vehicle; answering calls related to crimes, collisions, injuries, illnesses, fires, intrusion or burglary alarms, and complaints; protection of property; conducting investigations; making arrests and related court appearances; custody and disposal of lost and found property; and generally providing for the peace, safety, and security of persons and facilities on University property. The University Police are responsible also for the control of disturbances and for the maintenance of security and crowd control at public ceremonies and similar events.
B. Reporting of Crimes and Safety/Security Hazards
Any crime or safety/security hazard must be reported immediately via telephone or in person to the Police Department. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 824-5223. The Police Department is located at 150 Public Services Building.
C. Other Reporting
University Police are trained and equipped to render first aid and have direct communications with paramedic units.
Any other public safety/security incident should be reported as soon as possible via telephone or in person to the Police Department. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 824-5223. The Police Department is located at 150 Public Services Building.
D. Information and Emergencies
For information, call 824-5223.
For emergencies, call 911.
E. Lost and Found
Lost and found service is provided by the Police Department. Found and unclaimed properties turned in to any campus office shall be forwarded immediately to the Police Department. Such properties will be disposed of in accordance with University Policy and Section 2080.8(a) of the Civil Code relating to care and disposition of found and unclaimed property in the possession of The Regents of the University of California, as follows:
- Property shall be held for at least three months by the University of California Police Department.
- Thereafter all property, except cash or negotiable property, shall be offered for sale at public auction to the highest bidder.
- Notice of such sale shall be published at least once, five days in advance of the sale, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property is held.
- Property neither bid for at a sale nor offered for sale, and the proceeds from any sale, shall be disposed of through established University channels.
- Unclaimed cash and negotiable property may be returned to the finder after the expiration of the three-month period unless the property has been found by a University employee in the course of the employee's employment.
F. Missing Items
Any missing item must be reported immediately via telephone to the Police Department at 824-5223.