Crime Reporting

Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies

The LHU Police encourages anyone who is a victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Because police crime reporting are public records under state law, the LHU police cannot hold reports of a crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to other LHU campus security authorities, as identified below.

  • Associate Provost, Student Affairs: 570-484-2022 - Sullivan Hall 311
  • Director, Associate Vice President, Human Resources: 570-484-2014 – East Campus J204
  • Director, Human and Cultural Diversity: 570-484-2598 - Sullivan Hall 102
  • Director, Student Health Service: 570-484-2276 - Glennon Infirmary
  • Director, Associate Director, Human Resources and Social Equity: 570-484-2838 - East Campus J202
  • Director, Athletic: 570-484-2093 - Thomas Field House 213
  • Director, Student Activities: 570-484-2125 - Parson's Union Building
  • Athletic Team Coaches

 

LHU Emergency Response Guide

You are strongly encourage to report a crime by contacting University Police at 484-2278 or by using the emergency phone located at Residence Halls, Parking lots and by some buildings. Any suspicious activity or person seen in the parking lots or loitering around vehicles, inside buildings or around the Residence Halls should be reported to LHU police. In addition you may report a crime to any LHU campus security authorities, as identified above.

Confidential Crime 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.  If you are a witness of a crime and want to remain anonymous, you should consider making a confidential report.  With your permission, the Director of Public Safety can file a report of 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 an accurate record 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 crime statistics for the institution.

Monitoring and recording criminal activity off-campus

The University relies on its close working relationships with local law enforcement agencies to receive information about incidents involving students on campus. The Department of Public Safety will actively investigate any crime information it receives concerning or involving a member of the campus community. If the University is notified of a situation in which a campus community member is the victim of a crime, the Department may issue a Campus Safety Alert, detailing the incident and providing tips so that other community members may avoid similar incidents. The Department of Public Safety is notified of crime or other serious incidents occurring in the City of Lock Haven. We will forward for disciplinary action any information regarding student misconduct in the City of Lock Haven.

Crime Prevention Programs

The Department of Public Safety offers a wide variety of crime prevention and safety awareness programs to the university community. The Department of Public Safety participates in student and parent orientation, new employee orientations, student organizations and community functions in which we explain available services and educational/training programs that is provided. The theme of most crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own safety and the security of others.

The Department of Public Safety in cooperation with other university organization and departments, present crime prevention awareness sessions and educational strategies and tips on sexual assault prevention, underage drinking and illegal drug use, theft prevention, identity theft, residence hall safety tips, vehicle safety tips, avoid becoming a crime victim, protecting your credit, reduce risk of book theft, prevent bicycle theft.

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