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Campus Crime Reporting

  • All criminal activity occurring on campus should be reported immediately to the Campus Police Department in the BSC Student Union Building and/or Bismarck Police Department.
  • All allegations will be investigated. If the Bismarck Police Department "concludes that the allegations reported are not substantiated by the facts or the law, no campus crime need be disclosed as a statistic." (Federal Register, April 29, 1994.)
  • Reports will be classified by the Campus Police Department and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs in conjunction with the appropriate police agency according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report definitions.
  • Reports may be made to the Campus Police Department and/or the Bismarck Police Department either by telephone or in person.
  • College officials will accept third-party reports (in cases of sexual assault) in order to protect a survivor's identity.
If you are a victim of a crime or witness a crime you should do the following:
  • On-campus call the Campus Police Department at 701-224-2700 and/or the Bismarck Police at 701-223-1212 immediately for any emergency, including medical assistance, fires, suspicious people or activities, crime reports, traffic accidents, and other law violations.
  • Attempt to obtain a description of the offender(s), including sex, age, race, hair, clothing, and distinguishable features. Attempt to obtain a description and license number of any vehicle involved. Note the direction taken by offenders or vehicles and report these to the police.
  • Preserve the crime scene. Do not touch any items involved in the incident. Close off the area of the incident and do not allow anyone in the crime area until the Bismarck Police arrive.
  • Victims of a crime, or witness to a crime may report the crime anonymously and confidentially to any of the staff or officers previously listed in this report. Reports may be made by telephone or by e-mail since all staff have private phones and e-mail accounts. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are readily available in the college catalog and student planners and on the BSC web page. Victims and witnesses of crimes are encouraged to report the crime as soon as possible so that timely warnings to the campus can be made if the situation warrants it.