During the school year, the University of Delaware Department of Public Safety recovers thousands of dollars worth of property. Much of the property cannot be returned as the rightful owner cannot be identified.
The Crime Prevention Unit is using Operation Identification to help solve this problem. The property owner completes a Operation Identification registration form with specific information about the property and forwards it to Public Safety where the information is kept on file. If the property is reported stolen the police will have the needed information to enter it into a nationwide computerized network. When the property is recovered, the recovering police agency will be able to access the owner's information via computer.
When engraving an item - DO NOT use your social security number or other personal information. Think of something that will have meaning only to you. If you do not have access to an engraver, the Department of Public Safety will loan you one.
The University Police recommend that you register all valuable equipment (computers, stereos, televisions, etc.). Bicycles should also be registered, however, please see the separate Bicycle registration form.
There is no fee for this service.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email Public Safety.
Lost and Found
Looking for your backpack, can't find your car keys, found someone's eyeglasses? If so, please contact the Department of Public Safety's Lost and Found unit. Lost and Found can be contacted at 831-2222 at any time. If you have found someone's property please forward it to 413 Academy Street where it will be logged and kept between thirty days and six months, depending on the value of the item. After that time has elapsed items are discarded, given to charitable organizations or sold by the Department (depending on their value). If you are looking for something you have lost please call the Lost and Found Unit and they can determine if your property has been turned in; you can then make arrangements to identify it and pick it up.
Operation Identification Valuable Property Form
Click here to submit a valuable property form
Bicycle Identification Form
Click here to fill out a bicycle identification form