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Missing Student Notification Procedure

To report a missing person, contact the Fresno State Police Department, 559.278.8400 or 911 (from any campus phone). Fresno State Police will generate a missing-person report and initiate an investigation.  The missing person will be entered into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS), which will also generate and send a “Be on the Lookout” broadcast to all California law enforcement agencies. If a student has been determined to have been missing for 24 hours, then the University will initiate the specifically designated notification procedure described below within 24 hours after receiving the report. Nearby law enforcement agencies will also be notified within 24 hours of receiving the report. 

Missing Students in University Courtyard

For purposes of this policy, a resident may be considered a "missing person" if the resident's absence is suspiciously different to his/her usual pattern of behavior and/or unusual circumstances may have caused the absence.

Each student living on-campus has the option to register a confidential contact person (on the Emergency Contact card) to be notified in the event that the student is determined to be missing. Any missing persons under the age of 18 that are not emancipated will have their parent or guardian notified as well. Only authorized campus officials and law enforcement persons in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information.

In the event of a missing student/resident, contact the University Courtyard at 559.278.2677. They will conduct a health and safety check of the resident's room, attempt to contact the student via cell phone, email or other means, and identify other students who may be aware of the missing person's whereabouts (i.e. roommate, friends, classmates, other residents, etc.). If University Courtyard is unable to make contact with the missing student they will contact Fresno State Police Department at 559-278-8400 and the Dean of Students. University Courtyard officials will assist FSPD and the University in the investigation of any missing student.