If you are the victim or a witness of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Chief or a designee of UPD can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity.
The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others.
With such information, the University can:
- keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, employees, and visitors
- determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant
- alert the campus community to potential danger
Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.