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The VUPS Records Unit is responsible for receiving, processing, filing, and maintaining all documents in accordance with TIBRS, Clery Act, CALEA, IACLEA, TLEA and other federal and state regulations. The unit is also responsible for processing and maintaining the integrity of evidence and the safekeeping of items and found property.


Obtaining a Copy of a VUPS Police Report

Criminal Reports

The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is the official repository for all police reports in Davidson County, including Vanderbilt University. To request a copy of a police report, contact the MNPD Central Records Division online or by calling (615) 862-7631.

Traffic Crash Reports

All traffic crash reports in the State of Tennessee are stored and maintained by the Tenneessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security. To request a copy of a traffic crash report, please contact the State of Tennessee.

All Other Requests

Please contact the Records Unit for any other requests.


Lost & Found Property

Lost Items: If you have lost or misplaced your property, you can contact the Records Unit to see if your property was turned in to VUPS.

NOTE: In order to claim property, you must present a valid driver’s license and/or Vanderbilt identification. If you are unable to contact the unit during business hours, please call (615) 343-5371 and leave a detailed message.

Found Items: If you found someone's property, you can contact the Vanderbilt University Police Department and an officer will come to your location to retrieve the item. Unclaimed items are stored for six months.

Examples of accepted Items

  • Cell Phones
  • Laptops
  • MP3 players/iPods
  • Wallets/Purses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Backpacks
  • Keys
  • Jewelry
  • Textbooks
  • Items having ownership information

Examples of items  not  accepted

  • Clothing items
  • Perishable items / Food
  • Flammable Items (lighters, etc)
  • Small recreational items (soccer balls, frisbees, baseballs, etc)
  • Personal grooming items (combs, brushes, bows, ribbons, scrunchies, etc)
  • Intentionally abandoned property (electronic equipment that obviously does not work, damaged furniture, items placed by trash containers for disposal, etc)
  • Office supplies (individual notebooks, pens, etc)
  • Umbrellas

Daily Crime Log

The VUPS daily crime log can be found here.


Records Staff

Manager Sarah Lanier

Program Coordinator Valarie Brust

Program Coordinator Brittney Lee