You can obtain a report involving a vehicle accident by visiting BuyCrash.com.
Fill out our form for all other Police report requests.As with any college campus, bicycle theft is a constant problem. There are ways to substantially reduce the chances of your bicycle being stolen.
- Record the make, model, and serial number of your bicycle and store it in a safe place.
- Save all receipts involving the purchase of your bicycle and equipment.
- Register your bicycle with Parking Operations (855-9848). There is a yearly fee of $5 to register your bicycle. Any unregistered vehicle on IU property is subject to ticketing and impoundment by IU Parking Enforcement.
- Always lock your bicycle. An unlocked bicycle is a much easier target than one that is properly secured.
- Lock your bicycle using a cable and lock as well as a casehardened U-lock.
- Lock your bicycle in a well-lit area on a bicycle rack.
- Never leave your bicycle totally unlocked, even for a minute.
- Report suspicious persons hanging around bicycle racks, call IUPD 855-4111.
If your bicycle is stolen, report it immediately. The sooner we are aware of the theft, the greater the chances are that we will be able to recover the bicycle. If anyone ever tries to take your bicycle, do not fight with them. Be the best witness that you can and call the IU Police Department immediately, 855-4111 (911 for emergencies).The IU Police Department does provide this service and it is provided free of charge to those affiliated with Indiana University.
During the Fall and Spring school session you can be fingerprinted on Fridays between 9AM-5PM.
In the Summer, hours will be Fridays from 10 AM to 2 PMAnnoying or harassing phone calls, as well as electronic mail messages, are a common problem on college campuses. They are many times viewed as mere pranks. State law and the Indiana University Police Department consider it to be Harassment by Communication, a Class B Misdemeanor offense.
The Indiana Criminal Code considers the following to be Harassment by Communication:
- A person who, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, but with no intent of legitimate communication:
- Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues;
- Communicates with a person anonymously or otherwise;
- Transmits a false or obscene message.
Harassment by Communication is punishable by imprisonment of up to 180 days, and a fine of up to $1,000.
The following suggestions and notes are given for dealing with harassing calls:
- Never engage the caller in conversation.
- Never answer personal questions or give out information to an unknown caller.
- Unplug your phone if necessary.
- The caller often knows the victim.
- Callers occasionally contact victims randomly.
What should you do?
If you receive an annoying, harassing, threatening or obscene communication on the IU Campus, you should contact the Indiana University Police Department immediately. The following steps will then be taken if the communication is by phone:
- An officer will meet with you to discuss the situation and to determine the best course of action to be taken.
- If the calls are threatening, action will be taken immediately to determine the origin of the threatening calls. You will also be asked to keep a log of your calls which should include information such as the time of each call, description of the caller's voice, background noises, etc.
- If the calls are annoying, harassing, or obscene, you may be asked to keep a log of your calls for several days.
- Depending on the situation, you will have these options:
- If it is determined that no further action can be taken by the IU Police, and you still want to have your phone number changed, IU Police will contact Communication Services and they will change your number at no charge.
- If additional action is required by the IU Police, an officer will ask you to assist in the prosecution of any person(s) determined to have made the calls.
If you do not wish to report the incident to the IU Police, but still want your phone number changed, contact IU Communication Services and a $25 fee will be assessed to change your telephone number.
Harassing telephone calls to your off-campus telephone
To change your information in the off-campus telephone directory, dial (812) 856-3510 for service. To have a non-listed number (your number is not in the directory, but is available from Information) you will be charged $1.50 a month. To have a non-published number (your number is not available in the directory or from Information) you will be charged $2.85 a month. To initiate a free, two week number change there is no charge. To make that number change permanent the charge is $27. No police report is needed for either number change service. You are advised to not publish your number if you change it. For $9.50 a month you can get Caller ID installed on your phone. This allows you to identify the telephone number of the person who is calling you before answering. It will also log the number, and the frequency and time of day the call was made.
Personal information withheld from Campus Telephone Listing
- All registered students are listed in the Indiana University (Bloomington) Student Telephone Directory. All registered campus residents are also listed with the Bloomington campus Call Center (the campus operator). If you would like your name, number, or address withheld from the Student Telephone Directory, you must complete and submit a Student Directory Exclusion Form available at the Office of the Registrar.
- If you would like your name, number, or address withheld from the Bloomington Campus Call Center, you must submit an Unlisted Telephone Number Request to Residential Programs & Services.
- UITS-Telecommunications assumes no responsibility for insuring that your name or number is withheld from the Student Telephone Directory or the campus switchboard. To obtain both forms, or for answers to any questions you might have about unlisted numbers, dial "0" and a campus operator will assist you.
Information presented above taken from the IUPD Harassing Communication & Log.Contact Lt. Craig Munroe the Department's Public Information Officer. Lt. Munroe is responsible for releasing all information to the media concerning Departmental affairs. He can be contacted at (812) 855-6706.
There is a Duty Shift Commander working at all times and they can also release blotter/summary information on incidents which the IUPD has responded. Call (812)-855-4111.Some of the common reasons that people are stopped by police include:
- You may have committed a traffic offense.
- You may fit the description of someone whom the police are seeking.
- The officer may think you are in trouble and in need of help.
- You may have witnessed a crime and the police may seek your assistance in identifying a person involved.
If you are stopped by the police, you should make every effort to be cooperative, and you can expect the officer to be courteous in return.
Our officers know that most people do not want to be stopped by the police, and they understand that you may feel some degree of anxiety if you are stopped. Keep in mind however, the officer who stops you may be feeling a high level of anxiety too. Because even seemingly “routine” traffic stops can be dangerous situations for officers, the police are trained to approach them with extreme caution.Suspicious packages, bomb threats and other unusual activities are not unusual or uncommon events on college campuses across the United States. These incidents have occurred all too frequently during demonstrations and times of civil unrest.
If for any reason a person feels uncomfortable in evaluating suspicious packages or letters they should contact their local police who will make a risk assessment. During these times of increased awareness our actions should be driven by common sense and rational thinking, not by paranoia and hysteria.