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Reporting a Crime

Quickly reporting a crime to law enforcement is essential to the identification and arrest of criminals. As time passes, the odds of making an arrest decrease. If you are the victim, or a witness, to a crime that has occurred on UMMC’s campus, immediately contact UMMC PD at one of the previously listed phone numbers. If the incident occurred off-campus, call 911 for response by the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction.

Once on the line with a dispatcher, please be sure to tell them exactly where you are located and everything you may remember about the suspect(s), such as clothing, appearance, direction and method of travel (e.g. on foot or in a vehicle). The more information you can give over the phone, the greater chance law enforcement can quickly apprehend the suspect(s).

If safe to do so, please remain at that location so law enforcement can quickly locate you. Should you need to change locations for safety reasons, make sure you update the dispatcher with your new location.

Report Suspicious Behavior Promptly to Campus Police
All UMMC campus members should be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior to UMMC PD as soon as possible. If you see something out of the ordinary, perhaps a vehicle or a person that does not belong, call UMMC PD to report it. Provide the best description of the subject, vehicle and/or behavior to make it easier for law enforcement to follow-up.

Reporting to Other Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
Ideally, all crimes will be reported directly and promptly to UMMC PD, however, we recognize that some may prefer to report incidents to other UMMC offices or individuals. The Clery Act requires UMMC to disclose statistics of certain crimes that occur within UMMC Clery geography and that are reported to designated Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). This term, CSA, is a Clery Act specific term defined as an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.

For example, a CSA is anyone who has campus security responsibility, but is not a member of the UMMC PD; Student Affairs staff members; faculty advisors of student groups; and Deans or Assistant Deans. CSAs can help facilitate notification to UMMC PD on the victim’s behalf, if the victim so desires. Remember prompt and accurate reporting is essential in helping law enforcement to bring justice to the victim.

Per Clery Act guidance, professional counselors and pastoral care personnel, who are hired by UMMC to serve in a counseling role, are not considered a CSA when they are acting is that role. They should attempt to regularly inform those they counsel of the voluntary and confidential reporting options available to them.