It is the policy of the University that community members immediately report crimes to the UMPD, whether they are victims or witnesses. Due to the sensitive nature of certain types of crimes, victims of sexual assault may choose to confidentially report crimes to the Dean of Students, The Center for Women & Community, or to residence life staff.
- Dean of Students Office Code of Student Conduct
- Center for Women & Community
- How to Get Support and How to Report Assaults Involving Students
Police reports are public records under state law, and therefore, the UMPD cannot hold reports of crime in confidence and will investigate all reports. When appropriate, we will refer violations of the law to the Dean of Students Office for review.
When a potentially dangerous threat to the University community arises, we issue timely warnings through email announcements and the post of Crime Alerts in the residence halls.