Report a Crime - Requesting Assistance
The reporting of crimes is vital in achieving the goal of providing a safe learning environment for the campus community. All persons who are victims or witnesses of a crime should promptly report the occurrence to the Fresno State Police Department. Reporting of such offenses by victims or witnesses may be done voluntarily. At times, sensitive situations may arise and police officers cooperate with individuals on a confidential basis. Privileges of confidentiality in criminal matters that are referred for prosecution in a court of law may be subject to exposure. Police officers work closely with prosecutors and investigators with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office in these matters and the welfare of the victim or witness is of primary concern.
Residents in the University Courtyard may also contact the University Police Department for response by an on-duty officer. To report a crime, please call dispatch at 559.278-8400 and for emergencies, call 911 from any campus phone.
The Fresno State Police Department dispatch center is the public safety answering point for 911 emergency calls on university property and all police dispatch lines are recorded. If you are making an emergency call from a cell phone, it is advisable to call 559.278-8400 rather than 911. Emergency 911 calls from cell phones are answered by the California Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol dispatcher must be advised that your call is from the University and your specific location must be provided. The Highway Patrol dispatcher should connect the caller to the Fresno State Police Department. Accessing a yellow or blue emergency phone located throughout campus will directly connect to the police dispatcher. Upon calling, please provide the following:
- Location, telephone number, and name.
- Describe the incident clearly and accurately.
- Do not hang up! Let the dispatcher providing assistance end the call. More information may be requested.