Public Safety is responsible for keys and card access additions/revocations for personnel, adjusting electronic door schedules, monitoring alarmed areas, and assisting the university in its access control needs.
Lost and Found
Public Safety maintains UNMC's lost and found system. Our team will make every reasonable effort to identify and contact the owner of items turned in and return items to the owner
Motorist AssistancePublic Safety provides assistance to motorists 24 hours a day. We can jump-start your vehicle, open a locked vehicle, assist with a tire change, or vehicles out of gas. Motorist Assistance is available to vehicles on-campus only.
Personal EscortsOfficers are available to escort individuals to/from campus buildings 24 hours a day.
Personal Safety ChecksIndividuals who work alone at night or outside standard business hours are able to contact Public Safety to request an officer to periodically check in while you are working.
How to Report
How to Report an Emergency
Emergencies requiring police, fire, or medical aid should be reported by calling Public Safety at 402.559.5555.
When to Call
Crimes in progress and crimes that have just occurred should be reported immediately by dialing 402.559.5555 or 911.
Whenever possible, please have the actual victim or witness of the crime call directly. First-hand information is always more accurate and complete.
What to Say When You Call
The dispatcher will ask a series of questions and have officers respond to the appropriate area. 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 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.
Did the suspect(s) have any weapons?
Where and when was the suspect last seen?
Which direction was the suspect headed?
Was the suspect on foot or in a car?
What did the suspect look like (Gender, Race, Age, Height and Weight, Hair Color and Length, Clothing, Glasses/Facial Hair)?
Was the suspect carrying anything?
Vehicle description, color, make, model and license plate
How to Report a Non-Emergency
Non-emergency calls may be reported by calling Public Safety’s front desk at 402.554.5111.
Use U-Tip to report suspicious activity or concerns.
Threatening behavior should be reported to Public Safety as soon as possible.
How to Use U-Tip
You can use the service to report suspicious activities seen on campus, such as theft, vandalism, drugs, domestic disputes, disorderly sports fans, and more.
U-Tip can also be used to help prevent crimes on campus by reporting incidents before they escalate and by helping Public Safety spot suspicious individuals. U-Tip is not anonymous.
How to use U-Tip
- Enter 79516
- In the text message type UNO9111 (your message here)." An example of the text content might be: UNO9111 possible car break in west of DSCC"
- UNO9111" is UNO/UNMC's campus identifier. It is essential that you provide a space between UNO9111 and your text message for the message to get routed to UNO/UNMC Public Safety.
This message is sent directly to Public Safety and appropriate action will be taken immediately.
Campus Security Authority (CSA)
The Clery Act
The Clery Act establishes CSAs comprised of faculty and staff members who are unaffiliated with the Public Safety with significant responsibilities for student and campus activities. Students who have experienced or witnessed a crime and wish to talk to someone can contact at CSAA.
Someone is Here to Listen
The intent of including non‐law enforcement personnel in the role of a CSA is to acknowledge that some campus community members, students in particular, may be hesitant about reporting a crime to the Public Safety, but may be more inclined to confide with other campus‐affiliated individuals.
CSAs can provide you with information regarding resources and help you understand your options regarding the reporting of a crime.
Action may not become part of the outcome when you contact a CSA. Therefore, if your issue is an emergency in nature please refer to the How to Report section instead.
CSAs serve an important role on campus. They are here to assist students and staff. If someone reports a crime to you, you become a first responder. Victims who have placed their trust in you should be provided with information regarding resources and understand their options regarding reporting a crime.
CSAs are responsible to assist people with their reporting options. Public Safety is available to assist CSAs, staff, students, and visitors regarding any safety-related matter.
CSAs Have a Responsibility to Report Statistical DataCSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that they witness or that they have been confided with. The outcome of their report becomes part of the aggregate statistical information in the university's Annual UNMC Security & Fire Safety Report.