Reporting a Crime
Numerous efforts are made to encourage the university community to report crime. Crimes can be reported in any of the following manners:
- Campus 911 (emergencies only).
- The Department of Public Safety phone number, 660-543-4123. All phone lines are answered 24 hours daily.
- In person at the Public Safety building, located at 306 Broad.
- Text Message to 660-422-2632 (For situations where it is not easy to make a phone call).
- Campus Eye: The Campus Eye app is available for students, faculty and staff to report pertinent information directly to public safety and campus facilities personnel.
The free, downloadable app features the ability to create a note describing the safety or security incident. Users may also take or attach a picture of the incident. The app automatically detects the location of the user and creates a map with a pin drop of the user's exact location. All content sent to respective college departments includes the sender's name and phone number along with the date and time of each report. Other app features let users set personal attributes, like if they are deaf and hard of hearing, visually impaired, or require the use of a wheelchair.
- Tips Information Form
Public Safety offers the option to send a text message to 660-422-2632. This service is not a replacement for calling Public Safety. A text message can be sent if you are in a situation where making a phone call would be difficult.
The Tips Information Form is used to report crimes that are not an immediate threat to the University community in an anonymous manner, if you choose, for follow up investigation. If you are reporting a serious crime that may cause an ongoing threat to the University community then immediately contact the Department of Public Safety by telephone at 660-543-4123 to discuss the matter further.
Reporting a Crime Statistic for Clery Act Compliance
The Department of Public Safety offers additional online report forms that are not intended as a tool to report crimes for criminal investigation. These forms are used in compliance with the federal requirements of the Clery Act to ensure crimes are included in our annual crime statistics. These forms do not need to be used if a police report has been filed concerning the crime.
- Voluntary Confidential Report Form
This form is for use by people that wish to voluntarily and, if they choose, confidentially report a crime. This will allow the crime to be included in our annual crimes statistics in fulfillment of the federal requirements of the Clery Act. Please remember this form is not used to report crimes for criminal investigation.
- Campus Security Authority Report Form
This form is for use by persons identified as Campus Security Authorities or CSAs. The form is used by a CSA to report crimes for inclusion in our annual crimes statistics in fulfillment of the federal requirements of the Clery Act. This form is not intended as a tool to report crimes for criminal investigation. Individuals identified as a CSA are required to complete annual online training.