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Records Unit

Sarah Lanier, Records Manager

Records Unit personnel are responsible for receiving, processing, filing/electronic filing, and maintaining all documents pertaining and adhering to the Clery Act, crime log statistics for TIBRS and all policies and standards in order to maintain our accreditation with the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation program (TLEA). The unit is also responsible for processing and maintaining the integrity of evidence and safekeeping of items and found property. Additionally, the VUPD crime log is updated daily and can be accessed here.

Obtaining a Copy of a VUPD Police Report

The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is the official repository for ALL police reports. For a small fee, you may obtain a copy of a police report from the MNPD Records Unit located at 200 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN, 37201. They can be reached by telephone at (615) 862-7631.  Copies of traffic accident reports may be obtained here.

To Claim Property

The Unit’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In order to claim property, you must present a valid driver’s license and/or VU identification. If you are unable to contact the unit during business hours, please call (615) 343-5371 and leave a detailed message.

Note: Found items that are not accepted by the Records Unit include clothing items, perishable food, flammable items, small recreational items (soccer ball, baseball gloves, etc.), personal hygiene or grooming items, office supplies, umbrellas, intentionally abandoned property (inoperable electronic equipment, furniture, appliances, etc.) and unwanted prescription drugs legally possessed by owner.