Crime Reporting Procedures
All students, employees and visitors of the University should promptly report criminal incidents, accidents and other emergencies to DPS by dialing 911 from a campus phone, or (609) 258-3333 from a non campus phone. (Individuals dialing 911 from a cell phone or non campus phone may be put in contact with the Princeton Borough Police Department or the Princeton Township Police Department.) Individuals also may report incidents in person at the Department of Public Safety’s headquarters at 200 Elm Drive.
The University has installed emergency two-way call boxes (blue light phones) throughout campus. By pressing the emergency button on the blue light phones, users can communicate directly with the DPS Communications Center. The location of each station is digitally displayed to the communications officer.
Blue light communication towers also have been installed throughout the campus. By pressing the emergency button on the towers, users can communicate directly with the DPS Communications Center. The location of each station is digitally displayed to the communications officer. The towers will broadcast emergency alerts when applicable.
Confidential reporting of crime and other serious incidents
Princeton University has several methods for individuals to report crimes and other serious incidents, including the ability to report on a confidential basis:
- Tips phone line. Individuals can provide information confidentially by contacting an investigator at (609) 258-3705.
- Campus Security Authority. To insure that campus crime is not underreported, the Clery Act requires that certain university administrators, called Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), report campus crimes to a designated University office. As a CSA, you have responsibility to report allegations of crimes in good faith to the Department of Public Safety by using Campus Security Authority form
- The Anonymous Crime Tip Line. The Department of Public Safety’s online form can be submitted confidentially by using the Anonymous tip line form
- Confidential email. Individuals can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Report of Sexual Assault form. A form available online through the Title IX office can be returned via a drop box or in campus mail.
Note: We do not have policies or procedures that encourage pastoral individuals, professional counselors or other confidential counselors to report crimes to DPS.