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REPORTING INCIDENTS



Do Your Part:


Crimes often occur in clusters. If you report a crime or the suspicion of a possible crime, you might prevent the next one from taking place.

An activity which you feel is unusual may be a sign of a criminal act. It is crucial that you contact the Department of Public Safety immediately whenever you see or hear something suspicious.

Dickinson's Department of Public Safety will respond to all reports of suspicious activity - whether or not you choose to identify yourself.

Your call could prevent a crime against a friend, neighbor, or yourself.



Signs of a crime:

  • A scream or call for help.
  • A strange car repeatedly driving by.
  • A broken window.
  • A stranger noticed entering your neighbor's room or home or entering an office or lab with no apparent business to transact.
  • A stranger loitering in a parking area or near your home, residence hall, or work area.
  • A stranger in possession of two bicycles
  • Someone trying to "jimmy" a car window.

           reporting a crime:

  • Call the Department of Public Safety at ext. 1111 and report any and all details of the incident.
  • Describe the suspect's appearance, clothing, height, weight, race, scars, tatoos, or other noticeable features.
  • Describe the location of the incident.
  • Decribe the suspect's vehicle, license plate number and direction of escape.




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Telephone Ext.: 1349 | Off Campus: (717) 245-1349