How to Report a Crime or Emergency

Reporting Crimes

Bradley University strongly encourages all crimes be reported to ensure that the institution can assess any and all security concerns and inform the community if there is a significant threat to the Bradley University community and to capture the crime for inclusion in the annual crime statistics. Bradley University encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the Bradley University Police Department when the victim of the crime elects to do so, and encourages the community to report when the victim is unable to do so. All relevant BUPD incident reports are reviewed by the Office of Residential Living & Student Conduct for potential action by the Student Judicial System. The BUPD will investigate any reported or alleged criminal acts.

To report an emergency on- or off-campus, call (309) 677-2000 or dial 9-1-1. To report a non-emergency crime or public safety-related matter on- or in the near off-campus area, the BUPD is available at (309) 677-2000.

More than 75 blue light telephones are strategically placed on and off campus. Pushing the red emergency button on the phone will get you to the City of Peoria Enhanced 9-1-1 dispatcher. By dialing “0” your call will be answered by a BUPD dispatcher. The system will display your location to either dispatcher. Dispatchers are on duty to receive calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Voluntary, Confidential Reporting

The Bradley University Police Department maintains an online reporting form to allow people to anonymously and confidentially report non-emergency security and safety related concerns and to provide the BUPD with tips about criminal incidents or behavior on campus.

Additionally, if you are the victim of a crime or want to report a crime you are aware of, but do not want to pursue action within the University or criminal justice system, we ask that you consider filing a voluntary, confidential report with us as an alternative to the online reporting form. Depending on the circumstances of the crime you are reporting, you may be able to file a report while maintaining your confidentiality. A confidential report will keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure victim safety and the safety of others. With such information, the University is able to keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report. In limited circumstances, the Department may not be able to assure confidentiality and will inform you in those cases.