Security personnel and their departments or employers who do not have a thorough and effective lost and found policy that is understood by all will likely have their integrity and credibility questioned when an item that has been found, turns up missing. This can occur due to the

sheer volume of lost and found items (i.e. at an amusement park) under the control of security. Nevertheless, if an employee or visitor learns that their property, while under the physical control of the security department, turns up lost or stolen later, serious damage can occur to the credibility of the security organization. The honesty of every person working in security may be questioned.

Lost and found property should be inventoried on a monthly basis by at least two people (preferably excluding the officer who originally found the items). Lost and found

property should be properly stored and secured at all times and, if possible, under CCTV surveillance.