Hey All - I don't know if this helps shed a little light on the general inner workings of how crime is handled at college, but I asked my child who lives away at school how it was handled at their school. I was told all crime is reported immediately by campus email. She just forwarded this to show me. Of course, names have been changed... Subject: Campus Safety Alert Please post Safety Alert The W*** University Department of Public Safety received a report of a burglary which occurred in the B**** Building. On Monday 2/25/08 at approximately 5:00 pm a faculty member entered her office and surprised a suspect attempting to remove the hard drive from her university computer. The suspect then fled the scene leaving behind his bag and the computer parts. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30, with facial hair, 5'10, stocky build wearing dark clothing and carrying a large black bag. An investigation into the suspect's identity is on-going. The campus community is reminded to secure all valuables and to lock office and residence hall doors when not present in the room. University members should contact the Department of Public Safety immediately if they observe suspicious persons or situations. Anyone with information relating to this crime is encouraged to contact the W**** University Public Safety Department at 555-555-5555. Remember: · Always keep your valuables secured and out of sight when possible. · Keep doors and windows locked when not present. · Keep a record of serials numbers of all valuable items. · Be alert to suspicious persons and activities going on around you. · Be aware of your surroundings. · Safety & security are the responsibility of all of us. · Report all crimes and suspicious incidents immediately.