If you witness a crime involving a physical confrontation or violent act, or think a crime has occurred, call 911.
Reporting a Crime
- Call 911
- Help clear bystanders from danger.
- Don't attempt to separate and/or mediate fighting individuals
- Be prepared to report the following:
Number of people involved, including those you may know
Presence of weapons
Physical description of participants including:
-height, weight & build
-race & gender
-tattoos, piercings or scars
-color of clothes
-shoes or hat
- If someone is fleeing the scene, note direction
- If cars are involved, note direction and:
-make and model
-license plate number
-number of passengers
For situations that don't present an immediate threat to individual safety, you can report crimes anonymously to University Police.
Dealing with Threatening Individuals
A threatening individual is any person who you deem to be a threat to yourself or others. This person may have weapons or may just make you feel uncomfortable. Trust your instincts.
- Call 911 regardless of whether you face an immediate threat.
- Be prepared to be able to tell someone what you're seeing.
- Stay safe. If possible, seek protection in a classroom or office that has locks and phone access, or leave the building immediately if safe to do so.
- Err on the side of caution. Only you can decide which course of action is appropriate
A mental health emergency may include:
- Suicidal behavior
- An individual threatening harm to themselves or others
- A psychotic break characterized by sudden loss of contact with reality or bizarre behavior
- An unusual or prolonged reaction to traumatic events
- Any behavior that is unreasonably disturbing to the work environment
What To Do
- Call 911
- Treat all suicidal comments seriously: never assume comments are made only to gain attention
- Try not to act shocked, which may cause further distress to the individual
- Keep your own safety in mind at all times; maintain a safe distance
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