The University Police Department provides a full range of police services, including, but not limited to:
- Investigating all crimes committed in its jurisdiction
- Making arrests
- Providing safety services programs
- Enforcing traffic laws
- Assisting students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University campus.
In addition, the police department works closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to implement and coordinate law enforcement operations. A safe and secure campus can only be accomplished with the cooperation and assistance of the community. The department provides many services that can be used in times of emergency including Florida Poly Alerts and tips on safety and security. The department also provides medical assistance, alarm response, and will even help someone whose car will not start.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is located at 4545A Polytechnic Circle, next to the Campus Control Center. Inquire about lost or misplaced articles in person, email the department, or call 863-874-8472 for more information. A missing item report also should be filled out at the police department. A person wishing to report a found item may drop the item off or call and someone from the department will retrieve the item. Anyone claiming property must show a Student ID or driver’s license.
Found items are held for a minimum 30 days, as dictated by Florida Statute. After 30 days, the items become the property of Florida Polytechnic University. Items may then be auctioned or sold, and proceeds used to fund scholarships for Florida Poly students. Any remaining items are disposed of or donated to charitable organizations.
Opening Locked Doors
Officers can open or unlock any building and classroom for Florida Poly employees.
If a vehicle will not start, the battery may be dead. Officers are happy to try to jumpstart any vehicle. If the vehicle still will not start, officers can provide a ride to the University Police Department where the owner of the vehicle may use the courtesy telephone to call for help.
Operation Identification is a nationally recognized property identification program that was established to help recover stolen valuables and property. This free service engraves valuables with a unique number to make recovery and identification easier if items are stolen. Engraving also discourages theft.
Operation identification can be used to protect bicycles, cameras, laptops, cell phones, lab equipment, and any other item with a hard surface. You can identify your property by either locating the serial number on the item or, if it doesn’t have one, engraving your Florida Poly ID number, or driver license number on it and keeping a record of each of your items. Be sure to include the serial numbers of the items marked and description.
Do not mark valuables with your social security number. Federal regulations governing the identity of social security registrants make the numbers next to impossible to trace. Also, displaying your social security number can put you at risk for identity theft.
After locating the serial number, fill out the online form to officially register your items with the University Police Department.
Valuables that cannot be marked should be color photographed with a complete description of the article on the back of the photograph. These photographs and your log sheet should be kept in a safe place and used for identification purposes in the event of theft.