Lost and Stolen Equipment

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Lost and Stolen Equipment


If you have had our equipment stolen from you, please do the following:

  1. Immediately file a police report with either the UWPD, or in the area in which the equipment was stolen. If you file a report with the Seattle Police Department, please specify that the item belongs to the University of Washington. We will need a copy of this police report as soon as possible. The student will be responsible for the cost of the police report.
  2. Contact our office so that we are aware of the theft. This will allow us to prevent other students from having their reservations impacted.
  3. Write up a statement about what happened from the time of check-out until the theft. Please specify the dates and times in this report. If you are unsure of what to write or include, please contact our office for help.
  4. Come in to our office with your statement and police report, if you already have it. If only part of the equipment was stolen (ie you still have the tripod but the camera was taken), please bring in all remaining parts. We will ask you to fill out paperwork regarding the theft, and we will discuss options with you including replacing the item yourself or going through University insurance. If you have renter's or homeowner's insurance, it would be a good idea to check with them about this type of theft before you make a decision regarding replacing the equipment.

If you have lost our equipment, please do the following:

  1. Please check with the nearest Lost and Found if you misplaced it while on campus. Also check the HUB main desk since most items end up there.
  2. Contact us immediately to let us know what parts of the equipment you have lost. If you at all suspect the loss could be due to theft, please refer to our procedures for stolen equipment.
  3. Write up a statement about the loss, including dates and times. This will be necessary for insurance purposes and our records.
  4. Come into our office to fill out Lost Equipment paperwork. If only part of the equipment was lost, bring in all of the parts that you still have. We will then discuss options with you including replacing the item yourself or going through University insurance. If you have renter's or homeowner's insurance, it would be a good idea to check with them about this type of theft before you make a decision regarding replacing the equipment.