Missing Student Notification
It is the policy of the University to thoroughly investigate all reports of missing persons and assure that all missing person notifications are made promptly and according to the state laws of Indiana and federal guidelines of the Department of Education. Notification of a missing student can be made to the University Police, Residence Life or the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.
If the Indiana University Southeast Police Department determines that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, IUSP will notify the New Albany Police Department and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated person, IUSP will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after IUSPD has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.
In addition to identifying an emergency contact, any student who resides in an on-campus housing facility may identify a person to be contacted should the student be determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such a person, IUSPD will notify them no later than 24 hours after the student is determined missing. This contact information will not be disclosed outside of a need to further a missing student investigation.
Officers with the University Police Department will obtain as much information as possible to complete the missing person report. They will conduct an investigation to attempt to locate the missing student. A copy of the missing person report will be entered into NCIC within 2 hours of the completion of the report. Copies will also be sent to any police department where the missing student was last seen, any law enforcement agency that requests a copy or any law enforcement agency the reporting party requests the report be sent, if the officer considers the request reasonable.
None of this prevents implementing these procedures in less than 24 hours if circumstances warrant a faster implementation.