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Reporting a CrimeReport a crime online and confidentially by filling out the Crime Report Form.
Emergency and Officer on Patrol Phone NumbersFor emergencies, dial 911 from any phone for the police, fire department or medical assistance. You may use one of the emergency call boxes that are located on the outside of most of the buildings.
For non-emergencies, dial 7777 from a University phone or 503-7777 from a cellular phone or non-University telephone.
Emergency Call BoxesUniversity Public Safety monitors a network of emergency call boxes throughout the campus. Call boxes are phones that are located outside of the buildings and are activated by picking up the receiver. The call automatically reaches A 911 dispatcher. The caller should stay on the line when the dispatcher answers so officers can get all of the information needed.
Click here for a complete list of call box locations.
Report Crimes PromptlyThe University encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to University Public Safety and/or local authorities. Any time a crime is reported to someone other than the police department, the information should be passed on to one of the appropriate campus officials who in turn will report it to the proper authorities. The campus officials are as follows:
These people are responsible for making timely warnings to university police for the annual crime statistics.
USC Upstate has two voluntary confidential reporting systems available. One system is accessible from any computer lab or computer that has Internet access. This online information form is on the university police webpage under "Provide Online Assistance for Investigations." The form is anonymous when submitted and reviewed by the chief of police.
The second system available is a small wooden box located outside of the University Villas Housing office with the word "Tips" on it. Anyone is free to provide information confidentially about a crime.
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"I Didn't Know It Was Rape" Video
Campus Beat Newsletter: Spring 2014
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Clery Report: Campus Security Policies, Statistics, & Fire Safety
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