Report a Stolen Computer


If your computer, mobile phone, or other computing device has been stolen ITS can provide assistance by monitoring the UC San Diego wireless networks for your stolen device.  Follow the steps below to report the theft and request network monitoring services.

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

1. Report to Police

  1. Call UCSD Police at (858) 534-4357 
    • Note: If theft occurred off-campus, call local San Diego police
  2. Obtain the case number for your report

2. Report to ITS Security

If you would like Security to monitor the wireless network for your stolen device:

  1. Send an email to with the following information:
    • Police Case Number 
    • First and Last name
    • UCSD Username
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • Description of device
    • Wireless MAC Address (if you have it)
  2. Security will notify the Police if your stolen device is detected on the wireless campus networks

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at