Reporting a Crime
The UNG Police Department encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, the UNG Police Department cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to other authorities, as identified below. Confidential reports of crime may also be made on line at the Public Safety website using the anonymous report of a crime link.
Confidential Reporting Procedures
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University System or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, a campus official can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity.
The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the University can keep accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
To Report a Crime:
To report a crime, contact the University Police at 706-864-1500 or dial 911. Also, there are blue light emergency call boxes located around campus. Any suspicious activity, or person seen in parking lots loitering around vehicles, inside buildings or other areas should be reported to the police department. Dispatchers are available 24 hours a day to answer your call. In addition to the police department, you may report a crime to the following areas:
- Vice President for Student Development
- Dean of Students
- Vice President of Academic Affairs
- Vice President of Business Affairs
For Off Campus crimes you should dial 911. The UNG Department of Public Safety has a long standing relationship with area law enforcement agencies and has mutual aid agreements with surrounding agencies. Each department augments the other within their jurisdictions cooperating during mutual investigations, arrest, and prosecutions. University police attend local training meetings with local law enforcement to exchange ideas and problems which may be a concern for the university community.