The University of Iowa

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-15

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that....

On November 13, 2016, University of Iowa Police received a report from a resident of a west side residence hall. The report stated that, at about 12:20 a.m. on November 13, 2016, the resident awoke after hearing a person enter the room. The resident believes the door was locked, but later checked the door to find it was not. The resident noticed some property was taken from the room and called police. Upon investigation, the police officer did not find any signs of forced entry into the room.

UI Police strongly encourage all residence hall occupants to lock their doors at all times and to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1. Security of rooms in residence halls is a joint effort between residents, roommates, staff, and University Police.

If you have any information, please contact UI Police at (319) 335-5022, or submit an anonymous crime tip by using the Hawk Watch app. For more information on personal safety tools offered by the UI Police Department, visit

You are receiving this information in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees. Read the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety's 2016 Campus Safety and Security Report at

Scott Beckner
Assistant Vice President and
Director of Public Safety
The University of Iowa Police Division
The Department of Public Safety