PDP 203–03: Reporting Crimes against Persons
To provide guidelines for reporting crimes against persons
Arizona Revised Statutes § 13–2809
Crimes against persons are generally regarded as violent crimes or those with the potential to escalate to violence. Among the most common types of crimes against persons are armed robbery, assault, and sexually-related offenses.
The ASU Police Department responds to calls concerning a crime against a person. If needed, medical assistance can be summoned by the ASU Police Department Dispatch Center.
All types of evidence are critical to a police investigation. To avoid tainting or destroying evidence, no one should disturb, touch, or tamper with anything at the scene of a crime. Victims should not remove, throw away, or wash any item of clothing before the police arrive if they believe they are the victim of a crime where evidence might be found on their clothes. Individuals who suspect they have been sexually assaulted should not shower, bathe, douche, or use the bathroom. Immediate medical attention will be provided at a hospital.
|Note:||Police will ask the victim of a crime to assist in apprehending
the offender. The victim also will be asked to aid in the
prosecution of an apprehended suspect. Assisting in prosecution
requires identifying the suspect and, if necessary, going to trial
and testifying against the suspect.
Additional information regarding sexual assault and acquaintance rape is available from the Crime Prevention Unit or from the department Web site under the “Campus Crime Statistics” heading.
someone aiding the victim
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Cases that cannot be resolved by responding officers will be sent to the ASU Police Department Investigations Bureau for review and/or further investigation.
For information on reporting emergencies, see:
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