Police Department

Reporting Crime

The Emerson College police need your help to prevent crime. Please report ANY suspicious activity or criminal acts on campus to us. If you have an off-campus emergency, call 911.

When you call to report a crime, remain calm and speak clearly. Stay on the phone until the police dispatcher has all the information needed.

The dispatcher will prompt you for information such as:

  • Your exact location
  • What is happening (i.e., robbery, medical emergency, fire, suspicious person)
  • Your name and callback number (in case additional information is needed; your identity will remain confidential)
  • Whenever possible, a detailed description of the person(s), vehicle(s), or property involved

This includes:


  • Sex, color, age
  • Height and weight
  • Clothing (color and style)
  • Weapons (type)
  • Method and direction of escape


  • Make, model, and color
  • License plate number
  • Condition or outstanding characteristics
  • Direction of travel


  • Type
  • Model number and style
  • Serial or other identifying number(s)
  • Any additional identifying information