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We all have a role to play in supporting campus safety. If you witness something that is a threat to public safety or an individual on campus, you are strongly encouraged to report it to UI Police as soon as possible.
If it's an emergency, call 911.
Contact information for off-campus law enforcement agencies can be found below. If you're not sure who to call, we can help direct you.
Filing a report
- When you file a report, a UI police officer meets with you, or calls you to collect information about the incident and an investigation begins to determine whether a crime occurred.
- UI Police coordinate with Student Care and Assistance, the Threat Assessment Team, and other campus partners to coordinate support and safety planning as needed.
During an investigation, UI police gather information and collect evidence from victims, witnesses, impacted parties, and the accused (if a suspect has been identified).
UI Police will investigate a potential crime until all leads have been exhausted, so long as the victim wants to pursue charges. UI Police do their best to provide updates to the victim throughout the process.
After an Investigation
If a suspect has been identified police will file criminal charges, or under some circumstances, consult with the Johnson County Attorney/U.S. Attorney’s Office (Southern District of Iowa) who determines whether there is enough evidence to charge the suspect with a state/federal crime.
If a suspect is charged with a crime, it will then move through the applicable criminal justice system. If the suspect goes to trial, victims and witnesses will be asked to participate.
If a suspect is not charged, the matter may be referred to another university office with other applicable policies.
Accountability and Sanctions
All faculty, staff, and students are expected to follow state and federal laws. Violation of these laws may result in criminal charges.
UI Police may issue warnings to individuals upon request of the impacted party, including criminal trespass warnings and harassment warnings. A warning may be issued for a designated amount of time, as a temporary safety measure. Violations of these warnings may result in arrest for applicable charges.
Follow-up disciplinary action would be determined by the Office of Student Accountability for students, Human Resources for staff, and the Office of the Provost for faculty.
Crimes occurring off campus in other communities should be reported to the local police department or law enforcement agency.
In an emergency, always call or text 911.
If you are a Campus Security Authority (CSA), you have a legal obligation to report all criminal incidents occurring on campus or during UI activities to the Office of Clery Compliance.
The Clery Act requires CSAs to report certain types of criminal offenses (Clery Act crimes). If a Clery Act crime has been reported to you and it has not been reported to the University of Iowa Police Department, you are required to report it to the UI Office of Clery Compliance.
If you have any questions about your responsibilities or would like to discuss the specifics of an incident, please feel free to contact the Office of Clery Compliance at: 319-335-5027.
Thank you for assisting the university in complying with federal law.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault, it is important to remember that you are not alone. The University of Iowa Police Department is here to support you and provide you with the resources you need.
You are in control of what happens next, and you can choose to make an initial report to police even if you're not sure if you'd like to move forward with a criminal investigation.
The university offers many resources, including confidential advice and medical assistance, to help you through whatever situation you may be experiencing. To learn more, view this comprehensive list.