REPORT A CRIME
How to report a crime at Rockford University
Please call 911 before contacting the Department of Public Safety if the safety and welfare of any University community member or visitor are at risk. Please notify the Department of Public Safety immediately if you need assistance or an incident occurs where University property is damaged. The department has a long-standing relationship with the Rockford Police Department, the Rockford Fire Department, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, including the city’s emergency medical and ambulance services.
RU Department of Public Safety is in the Burpee Student Center – second floor (Student Life Suite).
- RU Department of Public Safety can be reached by dialing “4060” from an on-campus landline or 815-226-4060 from any non-campus phone.
- RU Department of Public Safety is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.
Accident and Injury procedures
When someone has an accident or is injured on campus, Public Safety must be notified at 815-226-4060. An ACCIDENT/INJURY REPORT must be completed immediately and forwarded to Lang Health Center and the Rockford University Chief Financial Officer. The form should be completed even if no medical attention is sought.
Reporting of false emergencies
The intentional false report of a bomb, fire, or other emergency condition in any University facility or on property controlled by the University is prohibited. The maximum sanctions under this policy shall be considered in disciplinary action against violators.
Alteration or misuse of emergency/safety equipment
The alteration or misuse of any fire fighting equipment; safety equipment; protective devices, security vehicles and equipment designated for such purpose; or other emergency devices is prohibited. The maximum sanctions under this policy shall be considered in disciplinary action against violators. Knowingly transmitting a false fire alarm to the fire department is a class 4 felony.
Department of Public Safety
5050 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Tim Trevier, Director of Public Safety | Burpee Student Center | (815) 226-4107 | TTrevier@rockford.edu
Jason Mallo, Deputy Director of Public Safety | Burpee Student Center | (815) 226-4116 | JMallo@rockford.edu
Tom Henn, Senior Public Safety Officer | Burpee Student Center | (815) 226-4114 | THenn@rockford.edu
Joab Irwin, Public Safety Officer | Burpee Student Center | (815) 226-4110 JIrwin@rockford.edu