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Reporting Incidents

The DePauw Public Safety Office, working closely with other local law enforcement agencies, will promptly investigate all reports.

If you are reporting a FIRE, the need for an AMBULANCE,


                              ...CALL 911

  • Give your name, location and telephone number.

  • State the nature of the problem

  • If possible, stay on the line until Officers arrive

All other calls for non-emergency police and security services should be directed to Public Safety, at 765-658-5555, or by utilizing one of the campus convenience phones located throughout the University. Reporting criminal activity will assist the Public Safety Office in providing Timely Warnings/Crime Alerts, issue Emergency Notifications and provides information for inclusion in the University's Annual Report.

Silent Witness is an anonymous email reporting tool. Use this link to send an email to Public Safety to report any suspicious or criminal activity.

Greencastle Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department are also resources for reporting criminal activity.  They can be reached through Putnam County Central  Dispatch at 765-653-5115.

Lower level situations occurring in residence halls:

  • Contact the Resident Assistant (RA) on your floor or the RA on duty.  Public Safety can page the RA on duty for you.

  • Business Hours, contact Campus Living and Community Development at 765-658-4500

Situations Requiring Counseling Services:

  • DePauw Counseling Services      765-658-4268

  • A counselor is on call 24 hours a day. Please call Public Safety at 765-658-5555 and they will page the counselor on call after business hours.

Pastoral counselors and professional counselors are encouraged to inform the persons they are counseling of reporting procedures, including the Silent Witness reporting procedure, when they feel it is appropriate.  Information collected will be included in the Annual Report and disclosure of crime statistics.