If you are the victim or a witness of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University system or the criminal justice system, you may still choose to make a report and request that it remain confidential. The purpose of such a report is to comply with your wish to keep your identity confidential, while also providing information to help ensure the future safety of yourself and others. An IUPD officer can file a confidential report detailing the incident without revealing your identity, to the extent allowed by law. Using the information provided in the confidential police report, the university can keep an accurate record of: the number of incidents involving students, employees, and visitors; determine whether there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and alert the university community to potential dangers. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the university.
Pastoral and Professional Counselors
Any campus 'pastoral counselors' and campus 'professional counselors,' when acting in those roles, are not considered to be a campus security authority (CSA) and therefore are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. However, pastoral or professional counselors, if and when they deem appropriate, may inform persons being counseled of our procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.