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Reporting to Police

Victims should report incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation occurring on Main Campus, Health Sciences Center, Center City, Podiatry and Ambler campuses to Temple Police by dialing 1-1234 (from a campus phone) or 215-204-1234 (from a non-campus phone) or 215-204-2357 (from a teletypewriter phone).

Temple University’s Main Campus, Health Sciences and Ambler campuses have Code Blue Emergency phones. There are more than 90 phones spread throughout these campuses. In case of an emergency, press the red button; this will activate the system causing bright blue strobe flashes and a call will go directly to Temple Police.

Temple Police will work to assist the victim in reporting the incident to the appropriate local law enforcement, should the victim so choose. Should the victim prefer, he or she may report the incident directly to local law enforcement by calling 911.

Sexual assaults, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual exploitation occurring at other campuses, at TASB, or off campus should be reported to local law enforcement at 911 or the local country’s equivalent. In Japan, police can be reached 1-1-0 or 03-3503-8484 (weekdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m.). At Temple University Rome, police can be reached at 1-1-3. At the victim’s discretion, Temple University personnel will assist the victim in notifying local authorities and receiving the necessary medical treatments and tests.

Filing a police report provides the opportunity for the collection of evidence and assures the victim access to confidential counseling through the City of Philadelphia in addition to resources available through the university.

Reporting an incident of sexual assault does not require prosecution of a crime, nor will it subject the victim to judgment or scrutiny. Temple University does not tolerate retaliation against persons reporting sexual assaults, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual exploitation.