Department of Public Safety
1319 Cramer Cir, Big Rapids, MI 49307
If an emergency call 911
Campus Crime Anonymous REPORTING:
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities report campus crime data. To help provide transparency around campus crime and statistics we have complied a list of different crime categories and their definitions.
Drug Abuse Violations - The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
Liquor Law Violations - The violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
Weapons Law Violations - The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons. This classification encompasses weapons offenses that are regulatory in nature.
Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Criminal Homicide -
Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle, including joyriding or other unauthorized use.
Robbery - The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Sexual Assault -
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property - Willfully or maliciously destroy, deface, or otherwise damage public or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
Intimidation - To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
Larceny-Theft - The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
Simple Assault - An unlawful physical attack that do not use the use a weapon and the victim did not sustain severe or aggravated injury.
Dating Violence - Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
Domestic Violence - Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed.
Stalking - A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress.