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Crime Reporting Policies

The Department of Public Safety, 651.846.1322, located on the 1st floor, is the office to which all criminal reports should be made. Everyone on campus is encouraged to report immediately all potential criminal activity to the Saint Paul Police Department, 651.291.1111. Individuals reporting to the College, who also wish to file a complaint with the Saint Paul Police Department, will be provided with assistance from Saint Paul College upon request.

Saint Paul College normally requires a written complaint from someone to begin the investigation process. The College usually needs the assistance of the complainant in any disciplinary process against the accused. The College will make exceptions when necessary, including cases presenting clear danger to the victim and/or the College community.

The College will issue an annual report of criminal reports made to Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies for crimes occurring on College property or adjunct facilities. The annual report includes reported crimes alleged to have occurred on the campus and facilities owned or rented by Saint Paul College and/or recognized student organizations. It includes the following reports of crime:

  • Murder
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Sex offenses
  • Murders evidencing hate crime
  • Robbery
  • Forcible rape evidencing hate crime
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated assault evidencing hate crime
  • Burglary

This report also includes arrests for the following:

  • Liquor law violations
  • Drug abuse violations
  • Weapons possession

The Public Safety Officer serves as the primary liaison for Campus Security with all law enforcement agencies. When reports are made to the Public Safety Officer, or other Public Safety personnel, they will decide if a threat continues to exist on the campus community. If a threat continues to exist, a warning will be sent out informing the campus community.

Crime Reporting Procedures

All criminal activity occurring on campus should be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety at 651.846.1322 and/or Saint Paul City Police, 651.291.1111. Public Safety will assist the complainant in completing criminal reports. These reports will also be forwarded to the Saint Paul City Police. In appropriate cases, Campus Security will assist the Saint Paul City Police with investigations.

Every effort should be made to ensure that physical evidence is maintained and protected. Immediate reports will assist in preserving evidence.