University Police

Report A Crime

Whether you are a victim of or witness to a crime, you have the responsibility to promptly and accurately report crime.  If a crime occurs on or around the USD campus, report it immediately to University Police.  Crimes occurring off-campus should be reported to the Vermillion Police Department.

Provide This Information:
  • Describe the incident:  what, where and when
  • Injuries you or another have sustained
  • Did the suspect(s) have a weapon
  • When and where was the suspect last seen
  • What did the suspect(s) look like (gender, race, age, height, weight, hair color, clothing, facial hair, tattoos, etc.).
Confidential Reporting of a Crime:

If you do not want to pursue action within USD's conduct system or criminal justice system:

  • Submit a SILENT WITNESS FORM without revealing your identity. This keeps the matter confidential, while taking steps to help ensure your safety and that of others
  • Victim Advocacy Resources: Many resources are available for victims of sexual assault seeking counseling, medical and legal assistance.
Additional Resources:

In addition to University Police, you may contact the following to report criminal/suspicious activity:

  Dean of Students 605-677-5331 E-mail:
  Student Rights & Responsibilities 605-677-6030 E-mail:

Student Counseling Center

605-677-5777 E-mail: