Reporting a Crime

To report a crime please contact Public Safety immediately at 9-641-6988 from an on-campus phone.

  • Try to note a description of any suspects involved. Important characteristics to note are:
    • Height and weight
    • Method and direction of travel
    • Speech patterns
    • Names used
    • Sex, race, and age
  • Also, try to note a description of any vehicles involved. Important information to note are:
    • Color
    • Make 
    • Model
    • License number
  • Tell the Public Safety Officer your name and location, and the location and nature of the incident.
  • If you are in a safe location, stay there.
  • Do not attempt to interfere with the situation except for self protection.
  • Be aware of the following suspicious signs. Follow the above procedures if any of them
    are observed:
    • A scream or call for help
    • An unfamiliar person doing any of the following:
      • Entering a neighbor’s room or office
      • Loitering on or about the campus
      • Trying to break into a car
      • Repeatedly driving on or about campus
      • A whistle or horn blowing
  • Some tips that can be used to prevent campus crime are:
    • Lock your door whenever you leave your room or office.
    • Keep a record of serial numbers, models, brand names, and a description of all of your valuables.
    • Also keep a record of all of your charge account numbers in a safe place.
    • Lock your windows whenever you leave your room, especially, if you are on the ground floor.
    • Always lock bicycles with high quality locks.
    • Avert temptation. Place your valuables out of sight.
    • Do not leave notes or messages saying you’re out and when you will return.
    • Do not leave valuables unattended anywhere on campus.
    • Keep keys safe at all times. Report any missing keys immediately to Facilities Services at extension 6244 from a campus phone or 642-6244 from a cell phone or an off-campus phone.
    • Take valuables with you when you leave campus.
    • Report all thefts, no matter how small, to Public Safety.
    • Request identification of service people working in your area. If still uncertain, call the Facilities Services office.
       

* * * Refer all media calls to University Communications, extension 6215 from a campus phone or 642-6215 from a cell phone or off-campus phone.