If I had something stolen from campus, do I need to contact other Police Departments and report it to them as well?
No. When you call to report an item as being stolen, the officer will obtain a description of the item. If you are able to provide enough information, such as make, model and serial number, we will be able to enter the item in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer database. This database contains records of stolen property from law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and provides officers instant access to these records. Therefore, if other agencies were to recover your property, they can check the NCIC database and obtain the information that might help you get your property back.