University Police

Indiana University East Annual Security Report with Crime Statistics September 30, 2013

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the safety-related requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the IU Police Department (IUPD) on each Indiana University campus provides an Annual Security Report including statements addressing the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. These reports are available online at http://protect.iu.edu/police/cleryreports/iue. You may also request a paper copy from your campus IUPD contact.

Policy Statements

This section of the Annual Security Report discloses the procedures, practices and programs IU uses to keep students and employees safe and its facilities secure.

How Students and Others Should Report Criminal Actions or Other Emergencies Occuring on Campus

Community members, including students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report, accurately and promptly, all criminal or suspicious actions and any emergencies occurring on campus to:

  • 9-1-1 for emergencies
  • IUPD Dispatch at IU East: 765-973-8429
  • Campus IUPD Chief (non-emergency): 765-973-8435
  • Office (non-emergency): 765-973-8357
  • In person at Whitewater Hall, Room 131
  • Cell: 765-960-6803
  • Fax: 765-973-8225
  • Email: iuepd@indiana.edu

Emergency telephones are located throughout all buildings on campus.  These telephones are red and are identified as Emergency Telephones.  You may request emergency assistance and information from one of these phones.  Each parking lot also has an emergency call center identified with a distinctive blue light above it.   Calls from emergency call centers are also directed to the IUPD Dispatch Center.  IU East also has a campus-wide radio system.  Any IU East employee carrying a two-way radio can summon assistance for persons in need through the radio system.
You may reach the IUPD at IU East by U.S. Mail at the following address:

Indiana University Police Department
Whitewater Hall Room 131
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374-1289

Emergencies and criminal and suspicious actions should be reported for the purpose of making timely warning reports to the community, and to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics report. 

Dispatchers are available at the campus IUPD phone number to take your call, and in person at the campus IUPD office.  If a dispatcher is not available, calls will be forwarded to a departmental cell phone the officer carries.  In response to reports, the dispatcher will either dispatch an officer to the caller’s location or ask the caller to come to the IUPD offices to file an incident report.  Incident reports may be forwarded to appropriate university offices for potential action, as appropriate, including:

  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Dean of Students
  • Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

If you are the victim or a witness of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the university system or the criminal justice system, you may still consider making a confidential report.  With your permission, an IUPD officer can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity.  The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others.  With such information, the university can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, employees and visitors; determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and alert the university community to potential dangers.  Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the university.

Pastoral counselors and professional counselors, if and when they deem appropriate, are encouraged to inform persons being counseled of any procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for the inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

Security of and Access to Campus Facilities

Indiana University campuses are open to the public. During business hours, most buildings are open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. However, there may be areas where access is restricted and not permitted without permission from a university representative. On evenings and weekends, certain buildings are open for scheduled classes, events or meetings. Some buildings may have hours which vary at different times of the year. Buildings will be closed according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the building. Emergencies may necessitate changes to any posted schedules. When a building is closed, only faculty, staff, and students with specific authorization are permitted inside.   Indiana University East has no on-campus student housing facilities.

Campus buildings and grounds are patrolled regularly by IUPD police officers or security officers.  Officers patrolling the campus and off-campus locations owned or controlled by the University report shrubs or trees that might create unsafe conditions, as well as, poor lighting, malfunctioning lights, and other possible unsafe conditions to the IU East Physical Plant, or to off-campus program administrators, for correction. Other members of the campus community are encouraged to report safety issues to IUPD at East or to the IU East Physical Plant.

IU East maintains a very strong commitment to campus security and safety through surveys of the following:

  • Exterior lighting — Formal surveys of exterior lighting on campus are conducted on a weekly basis. Members of the campus community are encouraged to report any exterior lighting deficiencies to IUPD at (765) 973-8424.
  • Exterior doors/locks — Door security hardware operating deficiencies are reported on a daily basis. Most exterior doors on campus are locked and secured each evening by University Police personnel or by Physical Plant personnel.  
  • Interior lighting — Interior lighting deficiencies also are checked daily by Physical Plant personnel.  
Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

At Indiana University, emergencies are considered to be one of two types – either related to a crime, or related to a non-criminal hazard. Each type has slightly different processes for response.

For emergencies related to a crime, the Campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee is responsible for issuing a “timely warning” to notify members of the community about a serious crime against people that occurs on campus, when he or she has determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the campus community. 

Timely warnings are usually distributed for the following Uniformed Crime Reporting (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) classifications: arson, criminal homicide, and robbery.  Cases of aggravated assault, sexual assault, and sexual offense are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the facts of the case, when and where the incident occurred, when it was reported, and the information known by the IUPD.  For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may be no on-going threat to other university community members; therefore, a timely warning would not be distributed. Timely warnings may be distributed for other crimes as determined necessary by the Campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee.

IU Notify is used to send timely warnings through email, text and telephone to members of the university community.  The alerts are generally written by the Campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee and issued by the IUPD.  Updates to the campus community about any incident may be distributed via:

  • IU Notify
  • The Campus Public Address System
  • The IU East campus web site at http://www.iue.edu/
  • The campus student newspaper
  • Posters in campus buildings. When posted in campus buildings, they are printed on orange paper and posted in the lobby/entrance area of the affected building(s) for seven days.

For emergencies related to a non-criminal hazard, the Campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee is responsible for issuing a warning to notify members of the community about a significant hazard affecting the campus, when he or she has determined that the hazard may pose a danger to members of the campus community. 

University officials, including the Chancellor; Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Vice Chancellor for Administration; Vice Chancellor for External Relations; Director of Information Technology; Chief of Campus Police; Director of Communication and Marketing; and Director of Operations Physical Plant will consider each individual situation to determine if issuing a warning is warranted, which communications systems will be utilized, who will be notified and who authorizes activation of the system.  The following five criteria will be considered:

  • Hazard Type
    • What is the hazard? (e.g., fire, tornado, hurricane)
    • What is the potential impact to IUPUI? (e.g., minor, major, catastrophic)
    • What is the potential for the situation to worsen?
    • Is the situation under control?
  • Life Safety / Property Protection
    • What is the potential for death?
    • What is the potential for serious and/or minor injury?
    • What is the potential for damage?
    • What is the potential for disruption to normal course of business?
  • Urgency
    • How soon does the message need to go out? (e.g., minutes, hours, days)
    • Has the National Weather Service issued an alert?
    • Is there time for approval?
  • Audience
    • Who needs to be alerted? (e.g., administration, faculty, staff, students, guests)
    • How many people need to be alerted? (e.g., dozens, hundreds, thousands)
    • How many people are on or around campus?
  • Capabilities / Limitations
    • What are the limitations of the system(s)? (e.g., limited audience, lengthy delivery time, mass panic)
    • Which system should be used? (e.g., press conference, bulk text message, outdoor sirens)
    • How quickly can the messages be sent? (e.g., immediately, minutes, hours)

As soon as IU has confirmed that a significant emergency or dangerous situation exists, IU will:

  • take into account the safety of the campus community,
  • determine what information to release about the situation, and
  • begin the notification process.

The only reason IU would not immediately issue a notification for a confirmed emergency or dangerous situation is if doing so, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, will compromise efforts to:

  • assist a victim,
  • contain the emergency,
  • respond to the emergency, or
  • otherwise mitigate the emergency.

IU Notify is used to send timely warnings through email, text and telephone to members of the university community.  The alerts are generally written by the Campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee and issued by the IUPD.  Updates to the campus community about any incident may be distributed via:

  • IU Notify
  • The Campus Public Address System
  • The IU East campus web site at http://www.iue.edu/
  • The campus student newspaper
  • Posters in campus buildings. When posted in campus buildings, they are printed on orange paper and posted in the lobby/entrance area of the affected building(s) for seven days.

Evacuation procedures may be found in the campus Emergency Procedures Handbook, and Emergency Action Plan. These documents may be found on the IUPD at IU East webpage located at http://www.iue.edu/police/emergency-manual.php Evacuation route maps are posted in each room in all campus buildings.

In case of fire, there are fire pull boxes located on each floor of every building.  If you encounter a fire, and the fire alarm is not sounding, pull the nearest alarm box and leave the building. Portable fire extinguishers, which are located in all buildings, are intended for use by trained personnel. If a fire alarm sounds in your building, leave the building immediately. If possible, close all doors when exiting, and use stairs.  Do not use elevators.

Do not enter the building until IUPD or security personnel, or local emergency response personnel notify you that it is safe to do so. Disabled persons should wait at the disabled evacuation points, or in other designated areas, and assistance will be provided if evacuation is required. 

All IUPD officers receive training in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and life saving techniques. On duty officers respond to medical emergencies and notify the Department if other medical assistance is needed. 

IU East schedules unannounced evacuation drills annually. These drills are coordinated and conducted by IUPD. The drills include evaluations of the evacuation, recommendations for improvements in procedures and methods.  Each test is documented in writing by the IUPD to include a description of the test, the date held, the time started and ended, and whether announced or unannounced.  A test of the IU Notify emergency notification system is conducted at least once per calendar year.  IU East also schedules periodic tornado drills.  Procedures are publicized each spring in conjunction with severe weather awareness week.

Missing Student Notification

IU East has no on-campus housing.  If a student who resides in off-campus housing is believed to be missing, it should be reported immediately to the local Police Department.  IUPD will assist the local Police Department in an investigation.

Crime Prevention

IUPD and many other departments at IU utilize a variety of media in order to provide information about crime prevention, campus security procedures and practices, and to encourage community members to be responsible for their own security and for the security of others.

Campus security and fire safety procedures are discussed during new student orientation. New employee orientation includes the distribution of crime prevention and fire safety materials to all new employees. The IU Police Department (IUPD), the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), and the Office of Emergency Management and Continuity (EMAC) participate in forums, town hall meetings, and by request to address students and employees and explain university security, public safety, and fire safety measures and procedures. Members of IUPD conduct crime prevention and general security and safety awareness presentations when requested by various community groups, including students and employees of the University. Information typically provided includes: crime prevention tips; statistics on crime at IU; fire safety information; information about campus security procedures and practices; and encouragement to all community members to be responsible for their own security and for the security of others.

The IUPD at IU East provides safety escorts during normal campus business hours.  Escorts are available by calling 765-973-8429.

Indiana University East is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment that supports the academic mission of the University. According to the IU East Firearms and Weapons Policy, members of the IU East community, including faculty, staff, and students, as well as visitors to any IU East campus location, are prohibited from possessing firearms, explosives, weapons, or any item that may be construed as such, on the premises of the University or in any building under University control. This prohibition applies regardless of whether a federal or state license to possess the same has been issued to the possessor.
There are some limited exceptions to this Policy; for example certified and licensed law enforcement personnel who are authorized to carry a firearm are permitted to do so on IU East property.

Campus Law Enforcement/Security

The IUPD employs sworn police officers who are certified by the State of Indiana and meet state mandated training requirements. These officers have full police powers as granted by the State of Indiana (IC 21-39-4), and have access to national and state law enforcement computer networks. IUPD officers have jurisdiction on any real property owned or occupied by the university, including the streets passing through and adjacent to such property.  In addition, these officers have the power to assist university officials in the enforcement of the rules and regulations of IU.

IUPD maintains a close working relationship with relevant law enforcement agencies and elements of the criminal justice system in order to investigate alleged criminal offenses. Written agreements that grant IUPD powers in other jurisdictions are in place with:

  • Richmond Police Department
  • Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

IUPD also works cooperatively with:

  • Indiana State Police
  • Connersville Police Department
  • New Castle Police Department
  • Fayette County Sheriff’s Department
  • Henry County Sheriff’s Department

IUPD officers normally investigate all criminal offenses that occur in our jurisdiction, and work with the staff of cooperating agencies when incidents arise that require joint investigative efforts, resources, crime related reports, and exchanges of information. The officers of IUPD and cooperating agencies communicate regularly at the scene of incidents that occur in and around the campus area. Meetings are held between IUPD and cooperating agencies for purposes of sharing information, on both a formal and informal basis. Local and state police agencies provide back-up assistance for any emergency that might require extensive police services. Any law enforcement officer may come onto campus at any time; and, just as an IUPD officers have powers to arrest, city and state police can arrest students and visitors on campus for violations of law within their agencies’ jurisdictions. However, campus facilities — like private facilities — cannot be entered by an outside agency without the occupant’s permission or a properly executed, legal search warrant. In addition, the university has the responsibility of advising the appropriate authorities of violations of civil or criminal law committed by anyone on campus when a request is made by those authorities for specific information, or when there is a danger to life or property.

If IU students are implicated in criminal activity occurring off-campus, including off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by IU (with or without housing facilities), the police agency with jurisdiction may notify IUPD.  However, there is no official policy requiring such notification. Students in these cases may be subject both to arrest by jurisdictional police, and also to university judicial proceedings through the Dean of Students.

Indiana University East does not have any officially recognized student organizations that have housing facilities “off-campus”.

IU will, upon written request, disclose to alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by IU against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of this policy.

Alcohol and Drugs

The University prohibits the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or being under the influence of controlled substances or alcohol on university property or in the course of university activities. For further information, the IU East Class Schedule can be consulted for the Drug-free Campus Policy for Students or Human Resources Administration can be contacted for information on the Indiana University Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Policy for employees. IUPD enforces all state and federal laws pertaining to alcohol and illegal drugs including the state underage drinking laws. The University provides training in both the recognition of people in need of assistance, and basic assistance for these individuals to selected employees. It also sponsors programs and facilitates placement in community assistance programs for university community members seeking assistance.  Further information about alcohol policies regarding students can be found in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. 

Sex Offenses

If you are the victim of a sexual assault get help as soon as possible.  Persons who are the victim of a sex offense on campus may report the incident to the IUPD at IU East, or to the local Police Department. IUPD personnel can also assist you in contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency for crimes not occurring on university property.  It is the victim's choice whether or not to talk to police.  A victim may choose to report the crime to any other community official or agency. The Dean of Students is usually informed of any serious incident involving an IU East student.

If you are physically injured, seek medical treatment immediately.  It is important to preserve any evidence of the crime to assist with the investigation. You should not wash or change clothes if possible before being examined at a medical facility.  Even if the crime did not occur on university property, the IUPD can assist you in contacting the law enforcement agency where the crime occurred. 

If an offense involves another student, in addition to criminal prosecution, disciplinary action may be initiated within the university.  The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding. The outcome of the proceedings will be provided to both the accuser and the accused.  Sanctions may include counseling, suspension or expulsion. Student victims may also request changes in university classroom and/or living arrangements, and those requests will be granted when such changes are reasonably available. Additional information regarding university procedures is contained in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. If you would like to talk to someone about what happened support services are available to you.  Assistance and counseling for victims of sexual assault is available on campus at the Center for Health Promotion.

If you feel you are being sexually harassed, contact the IU East Affirmative Action Office. The Affirmative Action Office responds to every complaint, providing proper remediation when harassment is determined.  Information on sexual harassment can be found in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, the Employee Handbook, or directly from the Affirmative Action Office. 

Obtaining Registered Sex Offender Information

Law enforcement agency information provided by the State concerning registered sex offenders may be found at the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website located at http://www.indianasheriffs.org.

Crime Statistics

This section of the Annual Security Report discloses general crime statistics, hate crime statistics, and arrest and disciplinary referral statistics as required and defined by the Clery Act.
Included are general crime statistics, hate crime statistics, and arrest and disciplinary referral statistics reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

The IUPD at IU East records all reports of criminal activity on campus, at the Danielson Center, and on property owned or controlled by the university.  Reports of crimes and attempted crimes are listed according to the calendar year in which the crime was reported as required by the Clery Act, as are arrests and referrals for illegal alcohol, drug and weapons violations.

Crime statistics for the previous three years may be found in the tables listed in this report as required by the Clery Act.  Incidents of Larceny-Theft not associated with hate crimes, although not required by the Clery Act, are also listed for each year.

The campus IUPD prepares an annual disclosure of crime statistics and publishes it within this Annual Security Report. It is based on campus IUPD records and statistics gathered from cooperating local law enforcement agencies, as well as, statistics and information on educational efforts and programs gathered from appropriate campus security authorities, including:

  • Campus Police Department: Chief
  • University Police Department: Chief
  • Richmond City Police Department
  • Connersville City Police Department
  • New Castle City Police Department
  • Lawrenceburg City Police Department
  • Madison City Police Department
  • Dayton, OH Police Department
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Security Department
  • Wayne County Sheriff’s Department
  • Fayette County Sheriff’s Department
  • Henry County Sheriff’s Department
  • Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department
  • Indiana State Police
  • IU East Dean of Students
  • IU East School Deans
  • Intercollegiate Athletics: Athletic Director
  • IU East Campus Security Authorities

A written request for statistics and information on educational efforts and programs to include in this report is made on an annual basis to these local law enforcement agencies and campus security authorities.

Statistical information which contains no personal identifying information is also requested from the IU East Center for Health Promotion even though they are not required by law to provide statistics for this report.

Each year, enrolled students, faculty, and staff are notified via e-mail when the new report is made available, generally at the end of September. In addition, prospective students and prospective employees are notified of the report during application processes.

Crime Statistics Table

Hate Crime Statistics Table
Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Fire Safety Report discloses the fire safety procedures, practices and programs related to on-campus student housing and discloses statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. IU East has no on-campus student housing.