Crimes in Progress

What to do

If you are the victim of a crime, or witness a crime in progress call the University Police Department at either 9-1-1 from a campus phone or (209) 667-3114. Use 9-1-1 to report any crime in progress or other emergency, such as incidents of civil disturbance or violence on campus. When calling the police be ready to tell the dispatcher

  • What happened
  • Who was involved
  • Any injuries
  • Description of the suspect
  • Were any weapons involved
  • Last known direction of travel of the suspect
  • Where the victim is
  • Stay on the line until the dispatcher lets you go, there may be more information they want after dispatching police units.

Untrained and unequipped persons should NOT attempt to apprehend or interfere with a criminal except in the case of self-protection. Rather than try to apprehend the suspect try to get the best description possible. Note the suspect's height, weight, sex, race, age, clothing, method and direction of travel. If the suspect is in a motor vehicle try to note the license plate, make, model, and color.