Thefts / Suspicious Circumstances
All thefts of personal or college equipment should be reported without delay. In most cases, the quicker the loss is reported the better the chance the equipment will be located. Departments are encouraged not to wait until after staff and faculty have been contacted to make the loss known to security. Normally all thefts over $1000 (felony theft) and all burglaries are investigated by Twin Falls Police Department. Security will call the police department if they have not already been contacted.
If a room or cabinet has been forcibly entered (i.e. burglarized) do not touch anything or attempt to clean the area up. Security needs to be notified immediately, otherwise you may destroy valuable evidence needed to solve the crime. Keep everyone away from the area until security or the police have arrived.
All missing property should be reported to the Security Office.
To help reduce theft or loss of property, each department should have an inventory of their items and should consider having a checkout procedure. The checkout procedure should be put in place if the department is loaning out equipment to another department, or if an employee is taking equipment off campus.