How to File a Police Report

If you or someone you know have witnessed or been a victim of a crime, please report it to the police immediately. Emergency contact information for on-campus and off-campus police departments can be found below.

Campus Reporting

It is strongly encouraged to report crime to the police in a prompt and accurate manner.  Crimes occurring on campus should be reported to the Ohio State University Police by calling 9-1-1 (emergency) or 614-292-2121 (non-emergency).

Off-Campus Reporting

Crimes occurring off campus in Wooster should be reported to the City of Wooster Police 9-1-1 (emergency) or 330-287-5720 (non-emergency). Crimes occurring off campus in other communities should be reported to the local police agencies.

Under Ohio law, people who have knowledge of a felony are required to report the crime to the police (Ohio Revised Code §2921.22). Failure to report a crime may itself be a crime.

Information on criminal behavior may be reported to the University Police Division and to the offices of Student Conduct and University Housing. The university strongly encourages crime victims to report all criminal activity to police.