Monterey Institute of International Studies

Purpose

To establish a policy and procedures for the Monterey Institute of International Studies lost and found management, to include to whom items will be returned (how and under whose authority), and how item(s) will be maintained, tracked and properly discarded.

Policy

All recovered or found item(s) on Institute property must be returned to Campus Security for safekeeping. Any item(s) found and the records of such item(s) must be kept for a 30 day period prior to discarding. Exceptions include perishable item(s), hazardous materials, credit cards or other items that require special handling.
Procedure

Recovered or Found Item(s)

The Director of Campus Security is the authorized custodian of all lost and found item(s) recovered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The Director of Campus Security will be responsible for the physical inventory of lost and found item(s), and maintain records according to MIIS policy. Security personnel recovering any item(s) should log and tag each item accordingly. Note: every effort should be taken to identify the owner of all recovered property such as sending an email on the First Class conference, placing calls if a number is applicable etc.

Returning property

Prior to returning any items to the alleged owner, Security must ensure proper identification of the recovering party and ensure that the printed name and signature is placed on the log sheet and tag. The releasing officer must also sign on the log sheet and the lost and found tag. Every effort should be considered in ensuring proper identification of the item and the retrieving party. All unclaimed item(s) after 30 days shall be discarded with the approval and under the supervision of Director of Campus Security. Listed below are exceptions:

Type of Item Recovered Procedure
Cash Notify Security Manager
Credit Card(s) Notify company of card within 24 hours
Perishable Products Discard
Hazardous Substances Notify Security Manager
Valuables Over $100 Notify Security Manager