As with any college campus, bicycle theft is a constant problem. There are ways to substantially reduce the chances of your bicycle being stolen.
- Record the make, model, and serial number of your bicycle and store it in a safe place.
- Save all receipts involving the purchase of your bicycle and equipment.
- Registering your bicycle is easy and free. You will receive a free IUPUI Bike Permit and the option to park in the indoor Hine Hall Bike Storage facility at no additional cost. Register now with Parking Operations (317-274-4232). Any unregistered vehicle on IU property is subject to ticketing and impoundment by IU Parking Enforcement.
- Always lock your bicycle. An unlocked bicycle is a much easier target than one that is properly secured.
- Lock your bicycle using a cable and lock as well as a casehardened U-lock.
- Lock your bicycle in a well-lit area on a bicycle rack.
- Never leave your bicycle totally unlocked, even for a minute.
- Report suspicious persons hanging around bicycle racks, call IUPD 317-274-7911.
If your bicycle is stolen, report it immediately. The sooner we are aware of the theft, the greater the chances are that we will be able to recover the bicycle. If anyone ever tries to take your bicycle, do not fight with them. Be the best witness that you can and call the IU Police Department immediately, 317-274-7911 (911 for emergencies).The IU Police Department does provide this service and it is provided free of charge to those affiliated with Indiana University.
If you need to be fingerprinted you can come to police headquarters located in Ball Annex, 1232 W. Michigan. You will need to bring fingerprint cards from the organization requiring you to be fingerprinted.
The hours of this service are our normal business hours; Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm, excluding holidays.
Possession of a firearm on Indiana University property is prohibited. The prohibition applies regardless of any permit to carry a firearm. The prohibition does not apply to law enforcement officers authorized to possess a firearm, either on or off duty, by the employing law enforcement agency. In rare cases, an exception to this policy may be granted for academic or research purposes. Such exception must be made by prior written authorization from the Superintendent of Public Safety and the campus police chief and the campus chancellor or provost. Possession of a dangerous article or substance as a potential weapon is also prohibited. For additional information consult IU Human Resources or the Code of Student, Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.Some of the common reasons that people are stopped by police include:
- You may have committed a traffic offense.
- You may fit the description of someone whom the police are seeking.
- The officer may think you are in trouble and in need of help.
- You may have witnessed a crime and the police may seek your assistance in identifying a person involved.
If you are stopped by the police, you should make every effort to be cooperative, and you can expect the officer to be courteous in return.
Our officers know that most people do not want to be stopped by the police, and they understand that you may feel some degree of anxiety if you are stopped. Keep in mind however, the officer who stops you may be feeling a high level of anxiety too. Because even seemingly “routine” traffic stops can be dangerous situations for officers, the police are trained to approach them with extreme caution.Suspicious packages, bomb threats and other unusual activities are not unusual or uncommon events on college campuses across the United States. These incidents have occurred all too frequently during demonstrations and times of civil unrest.
If for any reason a person feels uncomfortable in evaluating suspicious packages or letters they should contact their local police who will make a risk assessment. During these times of increased awareness our actions should be driven by common sense and rational thinking, not by paranoia and hysteria.