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Criminal Behavior/Suspicious Person

The University Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day for your assistance and protection. This service is provided seven days a week on a year-round basis.

Quick Response…

In-Progress Incidents

  • Do not attempt to apprehend or interfere with the crime except in case of self-protection.
  • Give your name and location and make sure the dispatcher understands that the incident IS IN PROGRESS.

Reporting Crimes in Progress

Call 6235. Provide the following information: (1) nature of the incident.  Advise that the incident is in progress; (2) location; (3) description of suspect(s); (4) description of weapons; (5) description of property; (6) auto license of vehicle; (7) direction of travel upon escape; and (8) stay on the line with the dispatcher.

Reporting Crimes Which Have Already Occurred

  • All crimes should be reported.
  • Call 6235.  Do not touch anything that may relate to the crime.
  • When the University Police Department responds, provide a description of property and the names/descriptions of any suspects or witnesses.

Crime Prevention

  • Always lock your office, car and room door(s) when you leave (even if it’s just for a few minutes).
  • Avoid walking or jogging alone. Avoid poorly lit areas.
  • Engrave your driver’s license number on all valuables.  Keep records of all credit cards and property serial numbers. University Police will loan you an engraver.
  • When walking at night to a parking lot, have your keys ready so that you can get into your car quickly and without attracting someone’s attention.  Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Do not leave keys in your car or valuables in view.  Lock all valuables, radios, cell phones, sporting equipment, camera, briefcase, luggage, etc), in the trunk.
  • Call 6235 to request a ride from University Police.  This is an “on-campus” service provided free of charge from dark until 1 a.m. during the academic year.
  • Never leave laptop computers, wallets, purses, book bags, etc. unsecured or unattended.
  • Report all threats and suspicious activities or persons.