Report a Crime

Reporting Options

You are strongly encouraged to report suspicious activity or campus crime in a timely manner to Duke Police at 9-1-1 or (919) 684-2444 or by using our online reporting option. Timely reporting of information assists in keeping Duke University & Health System safe and secure. You may also report non-emergency matters anonymously through CrimeStoppersSilent Witness or the investigations unit.

When reporting a crime, please be ready to provide information such as:

  • A brief description of what occurred
  • Where the incident occurred
  • When the incident occurred
  • Whether the suspect(s) had a weapon
  • Where and when the suspect(s) were last seen
  • What the suspect(s) looked like
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color/length
  • Clothing including shoes worn
  • Facial Hair
  • Tattoos, scars

Need a copy of a criminal report?  Visit or contact our Records Department at 502 Oregon Street,or call (919) 684-4602.

To report non-emergency reports online, including thefts, vandalism and concerning behaviors (such as suspicious activity or inappropriate behaviors), visit Online Reporting, but remember --- if a crime is in progress, or you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Durham CrimeStoppers is a program that involves the public and police in the fight against crime. It offers anonymity and cash rewards to people who furnish information leading to the arrest and indictment of felony crime offenders.

Duke’s Silent Witness program provides the Duke community with a way to anonymously report criminal and suspicious activity to Duke police through the website. Silent Witness reports are anonymous and routed to the investigations unit.

As part of its comprehensive law enforcement approach, Duke has established an effective investigations team to solve and track crimes and prevent repeat offenses.

Need a copy of a Duke police report for a traffic accident or criminal incident on campus, including the Medical Center?  Visit the Records Division at the Duke University Police Department, 502 Oregon Street, Durham, NC 27708, or call in advance, (919) 684-4602.

The Duke University Police Department treats all crime victims with dignity, compassion and respect. We work to make sure all crime victims get the assistance and information they need, and we are committed to doing our best to help you. Get information about what to expect, recovering from a crime, and how Duke handles reports of harassment.