Any emergency situation or knowledge of a crime should be immediately reported to Campus Security by calling 2500 or by going to the Security Office. You may also dial 911 to reach police, ambulance, or fire department in any emergency. When calling either number, the caller should stay on the line until the police dispatcher or Campus Security person terminates the call. Be able to provide your exact location and the status of the situation you are reporting.
Emergency Blue Light Phones are located in Lots B, D, G, E, F, H, and L. Residence hall exterior emergency phones are also located at the main entrances.
Please keep the following in mind when involved in or witnessing a crime:
- Make every effort to ensure that physical evidence is maintained and protected. Immediate reporting will aid in preserving evidence.
- Obtain a description of the offender(s) including sex, age, race, hair, clothing and other distinguishable features. Attempt to obtain a description and license number of any vehicles involved and the direction of travel of those vehicles.
- Preserve the crime scene. Do not touch any items involved, nor allow anyone into the area until Campus Security or Storm Lake Police Department personnel arrive.
Additional Reporting Information
Individuals reporting information to Campus Security and wishing to file a complaint with the Storm Lake Police Department will be provided assistance by Campus Security if requested.
All faculty, staff, students or visitors who become aware of a crime should report the violation to Campus Security. All employees (excluding counselors, clergy, and health professionals who are performing that function) have an obligation to report any crime to Campus Security.
Confidential Reporting Form
If a person is the victim of a crime and does not want to pursue action within the university judicial system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. You may submit a report anonymously by going to the Campus Security website and using the form provided. Reports filed in this manner are counted and information on patterns of crime are used to alert the campus community of potential danger. You may report an incident to any Campus Security Officer confidentially or you may submit a report using this form: