The University encourages everyone on campus to immediately report crimes and other emergencies to the University Police by calling (254) 710-2222. We have also established a number of other ways for campus community members and visitors to report crimes, serious incidents, and other emergencies to appropriate University officials. Regardless of how and where you decide to report these incidents, it is critical for the safety of the entire University community that you immediately report all incidents to the Baylor Police Department at (254) 710-2222 to ensure an effective investigation and appropriate follow-up actions.Your report could be the determining factor in establishing cause for the Baylor Police Department to issue a Timely Warning or Emergency Notification to ensure the safety of the entire Baylor Community.
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. Depending upon the circumstances of the crime you are reporting, you may be able file a report while maintaining your confidentiality. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep your personally identifying information confidential, while taking steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others. The confidential reports allow the University to compile accurate records on the number and types of incidents occurring on campus. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. In limited circumstances, the Department may not be able to assure confidentiality and will inform you in those cases.
In certain instances, a crime victim may be reluctant to file a report fearing the "process" and/or loss of his/her anonymity. In such circumstances, crime victims are still encouraged to make a confidential report to one of the designated campus authorities. At minimum, crime victims will receive important counseling and referral information. Confidential reports are important because they provide valuable information that can enhance the safety of the community-at-large and such reports will (at least) provide a more accurate portrait of actual campus crime. (Remember, help is available, all you need to do is ask.)
To report a crime, contact the Baylor Police Department at (254) 710-2222, use the on-line Baylor University Anonymous Tip Report or by using the Emergency Call Box telephones, located on the campus and in the parking garages. In addition, you may report a crime to the following areas:
Anyone may call the Baylor Police Department at (254) 710-2222 to report concerning information. Callers may remain anonymous. It is important to have a culture where people feel safe reporting wrongful conduct. For more information or to file a complaint, you may also access Baylor’s Whistleblower Policy or the EthicsPoint Webpage.
We encourage all members of the University community to report all crimes and other emergencies to the Baylor Police Department in a timely manner. University Police have a dispatch center that is available by phone at (254) 710-2222 or in person 24 hours/day at the Speight Plaza Parking Facility, 1st Floor, at South Fourth Street and Speight Avenue. Though there are many resources available, Baylor Police should be notified of any crime, whether or not an investigation continues, to assure the University can assess any and all security concerns and inform the community if there is a threat to the University community.
The Clery Act recognizes certain University officials and offices as “Campus Security Authorities (CSA).” The Act defines these individuals as an “official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings”. An official is defined as “any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.” While the University prefers that community members promptly report all crimes and other emergencies directly to the Baylor Police Department at (254) 710-2222 or 911, we also recognize that some may prefer to report to other individuals or University offices.
According to the Clery Act, pastoral and professional counselors who are appropriately credentialed and hired by Baylor University to serve in a counseling role are not considered Campus Security Authorities when they are acting in the counseling role. As a matter of policy, the University encourages pastoral and professional counselors to notify those whom they are counseling of the voluntary, confidential reporting options available to them.