• Emergency Response Guide

    Crime Reporting

    The prevention of personal and property crime on campus is everyone’s responsibility. Please secure personal or college property when not in use. Do not allow unauthorized persons access to secure rooms or equipment.

    REPORT CRIMES AS SOON AS THEY ARE DISCOVERED.

    Discovery of a Crime
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    Immediately contact the Triton Police Department at Ext. 3206, 3207, 3208 or at 456-6911 (direct line) or Emergency House Phone, dial 11 or 911.
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    Briefly explain the nature of the incident and remain in the area to speak with the investigating officer.
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    Be sure to give your name and location to the police dispatcher.
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    Note the location of evidence and leave it in place if no immediate threat of additional loss exists.
     
    Crime in Progress
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    Immediately contact the Triton Police Department at Ext. 3206, 3207, 3208 or at 456-6911 (direct line) or Emergency House Phone, dial 11 or 911.
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    Ensure that you indicate the crime is “in progress” and give the location.
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    Remain on the phone or proceed as directed by the dispatcher.
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    Give the dispatcher a complete description of the offender, circumstances and any other requested information.
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    Take whatever precautions are necessary to ensure your own personal safety.

    Note: Often times in our society, citizens are hesitant to report other citizens as “suspicious.” Sometimes, this is due to a fear that one is profiling or, sometimes, one is too trusting of others and they “do not want to get the person in trouble” or “get the police involved”.

    The Triton College Police Department strongly encourages students and staff to report suspicious person(s), behavior, or situations as soon as they are discovered. Often, these simple investigations lead to important information about crimes on campus, the prevention of crimes or even arrest.

    So, if the situation doesn’t feel right, please call to help your police department maintain a safe and secure campus.