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Report a Crime

If this is an emergency or a crime in progress, please call 911

We appreciate your cooperation in the prevention of crime and apprehension of suspects on the University of Iowa campus. Sending your personal information to us is not mandatory; however, if you would like to be contacted about your concern, please fill in the email box and someone will return your email.

What information should I have ready when calling in a crime or suspicious behavior?

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Brief description of the problem or situation

A police officer will be dispatched to your location to take a report and, in most cases, a witness statement will be taken so we can be as accurate as possible.

Written Statements

If you would like to fill out a written statement before meeting with an officer, please download this form and fill it out.  Do not sign the written statement: all written statements must be signed in the presence of an officer or other state notary.

Can I get a copy of the police report?

Unless it falls under an exception to the open records law, a police report is available to the public at a small cost.

How else can I report suspicious behavior or a crime on campus?

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is not the only channel to use when a problem arises. When criminal charges do not apply or a joint-investigation is necessary, you may be referred to one of the following resources:

  • Division of Student Services
  • Office of Residence Services, Residence Life
  • Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Threat Assessment Team