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FAQs

 

QUESTION: How safe is Utah State University?
ANSWER:
Although crime does occur on our campus, when compared to similar institutions, Utah State University has a very low crime rate.You may view the USU Police Department's Annual Reports online. You can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a crime by following the our Crime Prevention Tips.


QUESTION:
What should I do if I become a crime victim?
ANSWER: If is in an emergency or an in-progress crime, call 9-1-1. For all non-emergency calls, call the USU Police Department at (435) 797-1939 to make a report. Make the call as soon as possible after discovering the crime.


QUESTION:
I am studying late, is there anyway I can get an escort to my car or apartment on campus?
ANSWER: YES! We offer a free safety escort service to and from parkinglots and buildings on campus. The escort is available to anyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (435) 797-1939 for more information.


QUESTION:
What authority does the Utah State University Police have?
ANSWER: Utah State University police officers are given peace officer authority by state statute. They attend the same academy and have the same authority as any police officer in the state.


QUESTION:
I lost some personal property on campus, where do I go?
ANSWER: The USU Police Department receives lost and found items on a regular basis. You can come in or call anytime at (435) 797-1939 to check if your property has been turned in. Not all found items are turned in to us. Each building will generally have its own lost and found. We suggest checking with staff and custodial services in the building where you may have lost your property. If you believe you left something on an Aggie Shuttle bus check with the USU Police Department.


QUESTION:
I need a background check, what do I do?
ANSWER: Go to this link - Fingerprinting


QUESTION:
I need to be let in to a building or room after hours, who do I call?
ANSWER: During regular weekday business hours (Mon.-Fri., 8-4:00 p.m.), call Facilities Customer Service at (435) 797-3535. After hours, on weekends, or holidays you can call (435) 797-1939. USU Police CANNOT give authorization to be in or remain in a building or classroom after hours. You must get prior authorization from the appropriate department head who must fax a memo to (435) 797-3756. Picture ID is required at the time of the let-in.


QUESTION:
I locked my keys in my car, what should I do?
ANSWER: USU Police offers a free service to get you into your car if you have locked your keys inside: call (435) 797-1939. We also provide jump starts when your car battery dies. Lock-outs and jump starts can only be done on campus property.


QUESTION:
I need to pick up keys, where do I go?
ANSWER: The Key Office is located at the Facilities building (USU campus map). Call (435) 797-3535 for more information.