HOW TO REPORT A CRIME:
If the crime is an emergency that requires immediate police and/or medical response, dial "911."
- You do NOT need any coins to dial 911 from a pay telephone. Simply lift the handset and dial "911."
- Dialing 911 from a cell phone may connect you to the Tippecanoe County 911 Center. Tell them you are on the Purdue University campus. They have a direct line to Purdue Police Department.
- If the crime is not an emergency, contact the Purdue Police Department at 494-8221 to report the crime.
REPORTING CRIMES IN PROGRESS:
If you are a victim or a witness to any in-progress criminal offense, report the incident as soon as possible by dialing 911. You should attempt to provide as much of the following information as possible:
- Nature of the incident. MAKE SURE the dispatcher understands that the incident is in progress!
- Location of the incident
- Description of suspects involved
- Injuries that have occurred
- Description of any weapons involved
- Description of property involved
- Stay on the line with the dispatcher until help arrives. Keep the dispatcher updated on any changes so responding units can be updated. Even if you cannot communicate, keep the line open. The dispatcher may be able to learn more about what is happening.
REPORTING CRIMES NOT IN PROGRESS:
|West Lafayette Police||765-775-5200|
|Tippecanoe County Sheriff||765-423-9321|
If you have become a victim of a crime and it is not an emergency or life-threatening situation, telephone the local jurisdictional Police Department; be prepared to provide at least the following information:
- Your name
- Your address
- Your telephone number
- A brief synopsis of what occurred
- Your exact location at the time of the call (room #, apartment #, campus building, etc.)
|BE AWARE! STAY ALERT!|
|IF YOU SEE SOMETHING,|
|Report Suspicious Activity|
|IN CASE OF EMERGENCY|