Reporting to Law Enforcement
If you are in danger, call 9-1-1.
You have the right to report what happened to you to the police. You also have the right to have an advocate, either from Purdue's Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE) or a community agency, present with you at all meetings with law enforcement. Below are the four police departments in the Greater Lafayette community. You should contact the police department that is responsible for the specific location where the assault occurred. If you are not sure which police department to contact, the Purdue University Police Department is happy to speak with you to assist in determining which is the most appropriate department to contact.
The following information is provided for the West Lafayette Campus and surrounding areas. For a full list of resources available system-wide, please see the Quick Reference Guide.
(includes residence halls, fraternity, sorority, and cooperative houses):
- Contact the Purdue University Police Department at 765.494.8221
West Lafayette (includes the Chauncey, Levee and Salisbury neighborhoods, and Grant Street Station): Contact the West Lafayette Police Department at 765.775.5200
Tippecanoe County (includes Willowbrook West, The Avenue, Copper Beach, Lindberg Village and Baywater): Contact the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department at 765.423.9388
Lafayette: Contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765.807.1200