Lost & Found

Each year, GWPD receives thousands of lost and found items.

Lost and found items recovered by community members or GWPD officers are stored at the Office of Safety and Security in the Academic Center. When turned in, they are logged in a record book and stored by GWPD for thirty days. 

Claiming Items

Inquiries can be made into lost items on weekdays between the hours of 8:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm by calling 202-994-6948 or by stopping by Rome Hall, Suite 101. Email inquiries can be made at lostandfound@gwu.edu. Response to emails will usually be returned within 24hrs Mon-Fri. Eye glasses and non-GW keys are available 24/7. In order to claim your lost items, you must bring a photo ID card.

Claiming Items for a Friend

To pick up a lost item for someone other than yourself, the item's owner must submit to the department a signed letter stating that they give their permission to the recipient to pick up their lost item. The letter should include a copy of the owner's ID, telephone number, full name, and signature. The letter also must include the full name of the recipient. These requests can be mailed to the department or faxed to us at 202-994-6115 "Attn: Lost and Found".

Unclaimed Items

After a thirty day period, the items are donated to a local charity.

If your lost item is not in the lost and found when you check the first time, you should wait a few days and check back again.