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How to Report a Crime

Crime In Progress | Not In Progress | Emergency Telephone System

Reporting Crime in Progress

If the crime is an emergency situation that would require immediate police and/or medical response, dial 911. Protect yourself first, if need be, then call 911 as soon as you are able to do so.

Regardless of where you live, the location of the phone from which the emergency call is made is what determines which police department will respond. All telephones are territorially compatible with the jurisdictional police agency, and you will be immediately connected to the police department in the jurisdiction where the phone is located. If you are on the academic or residential Purdue Campus, the Purdue Police Department will respond immediately; if you are elsewhere in the Tippecanoe County area, the appropriate police department will respond.

Cellular or mobile telephones will automatically connect with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department when you dial 911. The sheriff's department quickly will determine the jurisdictional police agency you need and will notify them for you.

You do not need any coins to dial 911 from a pay telephone. Simply lift the handset and dial 911 from anywhere in Tippecanoe County. If you are on the Purdue Campus, you can use the yellow Emergency Telephone System call boxes.

Provide as much of the following pertinent information as possible, speaking slowing and clearly:

  • Your name.
  • Your address.
  • Your telephone number.
  • A brief synopsis of what occurred. 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.
  • Your exact location at the time of the call (room number or apartment number, campus building, etc.).

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 Crime Not in Progress

If you have been a victim of a crime that is not an emergency or life-threatening situation, telephone the local jurisdictional police department. Regardless of where you live, where the crime occurred is the determining factor of which police department to call in order to file a report that does not require immediate police and/or medical response.

When calling, be prepared to provide the following pertinent information:

  • Your name.
  • Your address.
  • Your telephone number.
  • A brief synopsis of what occurred.
    • Location of the incident.
    • Description of suspects involved.
    • Injuries that have occurred.
    • Description of any weapons involved.
    • Description of property involved.
  • Your exact location at the time of the call (room number or apartment number, campus building, etc.).

Emergency Telephone System

Emergency telephone call boxes are located at almost every street intersection and other strategic locations on the Purdue Campus. The "ETS" (Emergency Telephone System) boxes are painted yellow, have a blue light on top, and are marked "Emergency."

To use the Emergency Telephone System, open the door and push the button. In a matter of a few seconds, Purdue Police Headquarters will answer. Please speak clearly and slowly into the box.