Report A Crime


Reporting a crime that occurs on or around the USD campus


Whether you are a victim of or witness to a crime, you have the responsibility to promptly and accurately report crime. If a crime occurs on or around the USD campus, report it immediately to University Police. Crimes occurring off-campus should be reported to the Vermillion Police Department.

Provide This Information:

  • Describe the incident: what, where and when
  • Injuries you or another have sustained
  • Did the suspect(s) have a weapon
  • When and where was the suspect last seen
  • What did the suspect(s) look like (gender, race, age, height, weight, hair color, clothing, facial hair, tattoos, etc.).

Confidential Reporting of a Crime

If you do not want to pursue action within USD's conduct system or criminal justice system:

  • Submit a Silent Witness Form without revealing your identity.
  • Victim Advocacy Resources: Many resources are available for victims of sexual assault seeking counseling, medical and legal assistance.
  • The University Police Department, Vermillion Police Department and USD Title IX are not confidential reporting resources. If you wish to seek supportive resources and not file an official report, please visit the USD ICare website for confidential resources

Additional Resources

In addition to University Police, you may contact the following to report criminal/suspicious activity:

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