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Report a Crime

Doing your part to keep the Monarch community safe

Crime prevention is a community effort and you are our most important crime fighting resource. Whether you are a victim of or witness to a crime on campus, you have the responsibility to promptly and accurately make a report. Here are a few ways you can report crime to University Police.


By Phone

If you are the victim of a crime, or have possibly witnessed a crime occurring on campus, you may report it by calling 757-683-4000 from any phone, or 3-4000 from a campus phone. In a life threatening emergency, always dial 9-1-1.

When reporting a crime by phone, you always have the option to report anonymously.



In Person

Reports can also be made in person at the Public Safety Building located at 4516 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23529. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are ready and able to assist you. We are located on Monarch Way behind the University Book Store. Please let the officer at the front desk know that you are there to report a crime.



Live Safe App

The ODU Live Safe App is the easiest and best way to manage your personal safety at ODU. This FREE app allows you to:

  • Report tips and crimes anonymously
  • Receive safety alerts
  • Report facilities or other safety related maintenance concerns
  • Partner with friends to stay safe

*Always contact Police in an emergency through 9-1-1 or 757-683-4000



Behavioral Concerns

If you have been noticing disturbing behavior in someone at the University, sharing your concerns to the right people can help. Whether they've been excessively missing classes, seem to be going through a hard time, or have been saying things that cause unease, you can show you care by reporting your concerns to T.E.A.M.- the Threat Education Assessment & Management team at ODU.


Making a Report

When making a report, you may be asked to provide the following information:

  1. Describe the who, what, where, and when

  2. Injuries you or others have sustained

  3. Did the suspect(s) have a weapon

  4. When and where was the suspect(s) last seen and direction of travel

  5. What did the suspect(s) look like (gender, race, age, height, weight, hair color, clothing, facial hair, tattoos, etc.)


Unsure of what to do?

Contact the ODU Police Department for help