Report A Crime

How to Report a Crime

You may report crime to the Appalachian Police in the following ways:

  • You may call the campus emergency line by dialing 8000 from an on-campus phone. If calling from your cell or home phone, call (828) 262-8000. 
  • You may report crime or suspicious activity by stopping by APD. We are located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck. Our professional and courteous staff is ready to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
  • You may anonymously report a crime or suspicious activity through Watauga County Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers may pay up to $1,000.00 cash for information that leads to the arrest of anyone who commits a crime, that leads to the recovery of stolen property, seizure of drugs, or the location of wanted persons. To anonymously report a crime to Crime Stoppers, call 828-268-6959.

Reports of crimes made to other campus officials, such as the staff of Residence Life, professors and counselors should also be referred to the Appalachian Police. Crimes reported to Appalachian Police will be investigated and the perpetrator(s) will either be prosecuted, referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs for discipline under the Student Code of Conduct, or both.


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