Reporting Crimes

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Help us keep you safe

All criminal activity or emergencies on campus should be reported immediately to the Public Safety Office. Find out more about the locations and use of the Chemeketa Salem and Yamhill Valley emergency phone system or emergency response numbers for all Chemeketa locations.

Salem Campus
From campus public assist phones: Lift receiver
From campus telephone: 5023
From off-campus phones: 503.399.5023

Yamhill Valley Campus
From campus public assist phones: Lift receiver
From campus telephone: 3201
From off-campus phones: 503.316.3201

If a situation is believed to be life threatening including fire or medical emergencies – call 911.

Public Safety employees respond to all calls for service, but prioritize response according to the immediacy of the situation.

Types of emergencies which should be reported to the Public Safety Office —

  • Matters involving personal safety or violence
  • Property crimes
  • General requests for service

When making a report, please include the following information if possible —

  • The location of the incident
  • Is the crime/incident occurring now? Or when did it occur?
  • Description of the involved vehicles including: make, model, year, color, license plate number and state
  • Descriptions of any suspects: sex, race, height, weight, age, hair color, eye color, clothing
  • Details of the incident: Any weapons? Direction of travel of fleeing suspects? Any injuries sustained?

If the incident involves a medical emergency, routine questions might include —

  • What is the current status of the patient?
  • Is the patient conscious?
  • Is the patient breathing?
  • What is the age of the patient?
  • Any medications involved?
  • Previously known medical history or problems?

The Public Safety office will respond by taking the following action(s) as necessary —

  • Dispatch an Officer(s) to the scene of the reported incident.
  • Investigate the incident
  • Take appropriate action(s) to identify, apprehend, and seek prosecution of the person(s) responsible
  • Notify or request the assistance of other law enforcement and/or other agencies when necessary
  • Take action(s) and/or make appropriate notifications

Witness reports are kept confidential to the extent lawfully possible. Although theft on college property is relatively infrequent, employees, students and visitors are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal property by not leaving items of value unattended, either in college buildings or parked vehicles. Stolen items identified by serial number are entered in a nationwide law enforcement database to assist in potential recovery.