Official Reporting

Federal law requires that for every university which "maintains a police or security department of any kind, shall make, keep, and maintain, a daily log, written in a form that can easily be understood, recording all crimes reported to such police or security department" including the nature, date, time and general location of each crime and the disposition of the complaint, if known. The law requires that this initial information be open for public inspection within two business days of the report of the crime unless the release of the information would jeopardize an ongoing investigation, cause a suspect to flee, or result in the destruction of evidence. It also requires new information about the entries be made available within two business days.

All crimes reported to the FHSU Police Department are included in this log. The crime log may be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Center of Public Safety, Custer Hall Room 112. Every attempt will be made to have the log updated by 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

In the event that a crime is reported to University Police or a local law enforcement agency that is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to members of the University community, a campus-wide "timely warning" will be issued.

This warning will generally be issued via the University email system, but in the event of an immediate threat to the University community, a notice may be posted on this page. In addition, a timely warning may be issued using the Emergency Notification System referenced in the University Crisis Management Plan, although the Emergency Notification System may be used for providing alerts that do not constitute timely warnings.

Any timely warning will be issued as soon as pertinent information becomes available which leads the University to believe that a crime that was reported constitutes a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. The decision of whether to issue a timely warning will be made by the Director of University Relations, in consultation with the Chief of University Police, the University General Counsel and other appropriate University officials.

Anyone with information of any crime should report it to the University Police Department at (785) 628-5304, the City of Hays Police Department at (785) 628-1011 or by dialing 911.

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