REPORT A CRIME

How to report a crime at Rockford University
RU Department of Police and Public Safety is located in the Burpee Student Center – first floor (Student Life Suite).

  • RU Department of Police and 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 Police and Public Safety is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.

If you need assistance, the safety or welfare of any university community member or visitor is at risk, an incident occurs where university property is damaged; RU RU Department of Police and Public Safety should be notified immediately. The RU RU Department of Police and Public Safety has a long-standing relationship with the City of Rockford Police Department and the City of Rockford Fire Department that includes the cities Emergency Medical and Ambulance services.

Dialing 911 
911 can be dialed from any campus phone. When 911 is dialed from any campus phone the dispatcher monitors the call’s extension and location. A Police or Public Safety Officer will be dispatched to the location to assist with the emergency. If 911 is called from a cell phone the dispatcher CANNOT monitor the call. IF A CELL PHONE IS USED TO DIAL 911 TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY, A CALL MUST TO BE MADE TO THE DISPATCHER AT 815-226-4060.

Accident and Injury procedures
When someone has an accident or is injured on campus, RU RU Department of Police and Public Safety must be notified at 815-226-4060. It is imperative that an ACCIDENT/INJURY REPORT 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 available 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, including security vehicles and equipment designated for such purpose; or other emergency devices is prohibited. The maximum sanctions available 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 Police and Public Safety
5050 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4060
Tim Trevier, Chief of Police
Jeff Boatwright, Deputy Chief of Police
Mike Maggio, Lead Public Safety Officer
PublicSafety@rockford.edu