The Southeast Missouri State University is responsible for investigating all crimes and incidents occurring on University property. The University strongly encourages victims to report all incidents to University Police immediately, regardless of their nature. Crimes occurring on the campus may be reported in person at 1401 North Sprigg or by calling University Police at 573-651-2215 any time of day or night 365 days a year.

Emergencies requiring police, fire or medical aid may be reported by calling by 911 or by calling University Police at 573-651-2911 or 911 from a University phone. If calling 911 from a cellular you may reach The Cape Girardeau City Police or the Illinois State Police in Ullin IL depending on your location in the City of Cape Girardeau.

Emergency Phones are located at strategic locations throughout campus and may be activated by simply pushing a button or picking up the receiver. This will connect you with University Police Communications who will provide assistance. University Police will respond in the event you are reporting a crime.

Non-emergency calls for service may be reported by dialing 573-651-2215

When to call

Crimes in progress and crimes which have just occurred should be reported immediately by University Police at 573-651-2911 or 911 from a University phone. If calling 911 from a cellular you may reach The Cape Girardeau City Police or the Illinois State Police in Ullin IL depending on your location in the City of Cape Girardeau.

Whenever possible, please have the actual victim or witness of the crime call directly. First-hand information is always more accurate and complete.  Threatening behavior should be reported to University Police as soon as possible.

What to say when calling

The Communicator may ask a series of questions to share with the officers responding to the incident. Listen carefully to each question and try to answer it as best as you can. Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to do so. Typical information the dispatcher may ask you for includes:

  • Where did the incident occur? Include building and room area.
  • How long ago did the incident occur?
  • Give a brief description of what occurred.
  • If people are involved, be prepared to give a description:
    • Gender
    • Race
    • Age
    • Height and Weight
    • Hair Color and Length
    • Clothing
    • Glasses/Facial Hair
    • Other identifiable characteristics or items?
  • Are any weapons involved?
  • If there was a perpetrator involved, where and when was that person last seen?
    • In which direction did the person travel?
    • Was the person travelling on foot or in a car?
  • If a vehicle was involved, be prepared to describe it:
    • Color
    • Year
    • Make
    • Body style
    • License number; License state
Campus Watch Line

A campus watch line is provided for anyone who may wish to report crime or suspicious activity anonymously or provide confidential information about crime 573-651-2595.

Contact

(573) 651-2215

Office
1401 N. Sprigg Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701