Is it Possible to Prevent Crime?
University Police is dedicated to helping The University community prevent crime, but without the community's help, more crime will occur. Preventing crime and the damage criminal activity does to our community begins with simple crime prevention techniques.
What is Suspicious?
- Loud noises, explosions, screams or the sound of breaking glass at any time of the day- this can be anything from an accident to something very innocent and easily explained to criminal activity.
- Individuals leaving rooms on your floor when you know the occupant is not home or individuals coming out of buildings that are not open.
- Individuals trying room or car doors to see if they can find one open.
- Individuals in your residence hall who are unescorted and unfamiliar to you.
Can I Call Anonymously?
Callers to the Emergency Communications Center can remain anonymous. Complaints will be investigated regardless of whether an individual is willing to leave their name but the responding officers often need more information and being able to speak with the complainant is often the best option.
The "Silent Witness" form goes to a Police Investigator if the reporting person wishes to remain anonymous. If you choose to remain anonymous, no attempt will be made to contact you. If the reporting person wishes to be contacted, the form allows you to provide your contact information. The Silent Witness communication is not intended for incidents that are in progress or require an immediate response as they are not continuously monitored. The Silent Witness format is designed to provide University Police with information regarding ongoing investigations or issues that are not of immediate concern. In the event of an emergency or for something in progress, a caller can still remain anonymous by calling the University Police emergency number (570) 941-7777 and ask to remain anonymous.
The "Talk to the Chief" form can also be used University community members can report crime. Again, the reporting person can do so anonymously or add contact information. This form will go to the University Police Chief or his designee and forwarded to the Investigator or other individuals within the department for action. All replies will be kept confidential.
Crime Prevention is a shared responsibility between UPD and the University community. By doing your part, all members of the community benefit. If you see a crime or know about a crime, please contact us at (570) 941-7888 or the emergency number (570) 941-7777. We're all in this together!
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Scranton, PA 18510-4699
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