UNC Police: General Order 03-19R2 - Misuse of State Property

Title

UNC Police: General Order 03-19R2 - Misuse of State Property

Document Information

Document Information Table
Subject Misuse of State Property
Date July 9, 2020
Number 03-19R2
Amends January 31, 2017
Supersedes 03-12R1
Approved by David L. Perry, Chief of Police
CALEA Standard 17.5.1 Inventory and Control

Purpose

The purpose of this general order (G.O) is to ensure that personnel are familiar with the requirements for reporting misuse or suspected misuse of state property.

Policy

It is the policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police Department (UNC-CH Police Department) to ensure that the misuse of state property is properly reported and investigated.

Units Affected

UNC-CH Police Department Sworn and Non-Sworn Personnel.

References/Forms

  • North Carolina General Statue (N.C.G.S.) §143B-919
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Policy on Misuse of University Property or Funds
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Procedure on Reporting Misuse of University Property or Funds

Definitions and Descriptions

NC SBI: North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

Procedures

I. Reporting Requirements

This policy applies to any person employed by the State of North Carolina, its agencies or institutions, who has knowledge of or who is informed of the misuse of state property.

  1. Reporting is required when an employee receives information or evidence of "attempted arson, or arson, damage of, theft from, or theft of, or embezzlement from, or embezzlement of, or misuse of, any state-owned personal property, buildings, or other real property." (N.C.G.S. §143B-919)
  2. The employee must report such information or evidence to his or her immediate supervisor "as soon as possible, but not later than three days from receipt of the information or evidence," and the immediate supervisor must then report it (to the Office of the Chancellor in the case of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). (N.C.G.S. §143B-919)
  3. The Chancellor must report such information or evidence in writing to the Director of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) no later than ten (10) days from its receipt. The SBI must, if appropriate, investigate of the matter and, if such investigation reveals a possible violation of criminal laws must report the results of the investigation to the appropriate Orange County District Attorney.

II. Reporting Limitations

  1. The SBI normally only investigates instances of "flagrant" misuse.
  2. University department heads may use their own discretion in determining whether to report an incident.
  3. Serious consideration should be given to reporting the criminal misuse of state property resulting in direct or consequential loss to the State of at least $50.00 or causing human life to be put in jeopardy.
  4. Misuse or damage to state property resulting from unskilled or uninformed use does not have to be reported.

Details

Article ID: 132112
Created
Thu 4/8/21 9:24 PM
Modified
Thu 7/29/21 5:21 PM
Effective Date
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08/21/2020 11:38 AM
Issuing Officer
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Issuing Officer Title
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Chief of Police
Last Review
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08/21/2020 11:38 AM
Last Revised
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08/21/2020 11:38 AM
Next Review
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08/21/2021 12:00 AM
Origination
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01/31/2017 12:00 AM
Responsible Unit
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UNC Police