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Reporting a Crime

REPORTING A CRIME MIGHT BE AS EASY AS DIALING 911.

To report an EMERGENCY, DIAL 911 immediately (crime in progress, bomb threat, medical emergency, suspicious persons or unusual behavior, need help anywhere on or off campus, etc.).

To report a crime that is not an emergency and is not in progress, please DIAL 612-624-COPS (2677) or see below section on "Online Police Reports."

Crime alerts are posted and distributed for your information and safety. Most alerts are sent via e-mail to all Twin Cities Campus students, faculty and staff. However, in some cases they are e-mailed to smaller segments of the campus, such as students living in residence halls when a crime is specific to a residence hall(s). By notifying you quickly about a crime trend that may affect you or your community, you will have a better opportunity to take measures to protect yourself. If you have any information about any of the crime alerts listed below please follow the instructions given for reporting information.

ONLINE POLICE REPORTS

If you have been the victim of certain crimes or have lost property on the Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota you have the option of completing an online police report. Once completed, the report will be made available to University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) personnel and it will be handled like any other police report.

Although we encourage our community to interact with us on a personal basis by calling 612-624-COPS (2677) if they have been the victim of a crime on University of Minnesota owned property, we realize it may be more convenient for some people to complete a report online. If you contact us directly, a police officer will most likely meet with you and obtain detailed information from you. In addition, the officer will be able to provide you with further information on issues such as identity theft and he/she will be able to provide crime prevention tips for the future.

At this time the police reports which can be submitted online are:

  • Theft
  • Theft from Motor Vehicle
  • Lost Property
  • Damage to Property
  • Damage to Motor Vehicle

Only incidents which occurred on either the East or West Bank of the Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota are able to be reported online. Incidents which occurred on the St. Paul Campus are not able to be reported online at this time and you will need to call 612-624-COPS (2677) to file a police report.

If you are not sure if the incident occurred on East Bank, West Bank or St. Paul please click on the link for the campus maps.

Please note that the following link will take you to the Minneapolis Police Department's website. This is because the UMPD utilizes the Minneapolis Police Department's police report records management system. If the crime you are reporting occurred in a University building make sure you select the Landmark or Building option when you reach the page titled “Select Location of Incident.” This will ensure that your report is routed to the University Police.

Click here to proceed with filing an online police report and/or for more information on online police reports/e-reports.

   
UReports

CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING:NON-CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS

Reporting incidents of misconduct (such as misuse of University
property or equipment, violation of safety rules; NCAA violations, misuse of the University's network of computers, etc.) by a University employee, co-worker, colleague, etc. can be much more difficult for employees.

To learn more about reporting misconduct by a University employee, or to file a confidential and anonymous report of misconduct on a secured Web site please click on the Confidential Reporting link above.

 

 

should I call the police if I misplace or lose my cell phone?

No. You should only make a police report when you think your cell phone has been stolen. The UMPD does not currently operate a University-wide "lost and found" service. If your phone is not stolen, your best course of action is to contact your cellular phone service provider to notify them of the situation.

Note: "Lost" and "Stolen" are two very different words in this context. As a general rule, if you believe an item has been lost as opposed to stolen, there is no need for a police report because it is not reasonable to think that a crime has occurred.

 
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