The Tulane University Police Department receives and stores evidentiary, found, and abandoned property. The Property and Evidence personnel are responsible for notifying and returning property to the rightful owners when possible. Any property that has not been picked up in a timely manner or is no longer needed by the courts will be destroyed or donated to a nonprofit organization in accordance with L.R.S. 33:2333. The Tulane University Police Department does not auction property to citizens.
If you are a nonprofit organization interested in receiving property as a donation, please contact the Property and Evidence personnel listed below. The donations will be on a first come, first serve basis. We recommend keeping track of your property by securely storing serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and more with the FREE property inventory system ReportIt.
Property and Evidence personnel will be available by appointment only, Monday thru Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, with the exception of holidays. A valid ID is required for all appointments (Tulane University SPLASH card is acceptable).
We are located on the Tulane University uptown campus, first floor of the Diboll Complex parking garage, near the elevators. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please call: 504-314-2396.
You can also email questions about property release and set up appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference your name, contact information, police department case number and a description of the item(s) in question.
Notice of Unclaimed Property
Tulane University Police Department intends to dispose of a number of items acquired during its regular course of business.
The legal owners of these items are either unknown or have failed to respond to all attempts to contact them.
If you are the rightful owner of an item, please contact the Evidence Unit at (504) 314-2396
Proof of ownership and verification of eligibility to possess the unclaimed property is required prior to the return of any items.
About Unclaimed Property
Property not claimed within 150 days of being held will be destroyed pursuant to L.R.S. 33:2333
Some property, including contraband may be released to the department for official use.
Bicycles may be donated to an non-profit organization.
Unclaimed Property List
Please see link below: