Campus Safety and Security

We strive to make Indiana Tech a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for learning and working. The Department of Safety & Security works to promote safe habits, crime prevention, and security awareness through dedication to protecting life and property. We engage in training and preparation throughout the year by conducting drills and seminars across the university community.

Safety & Security provides campus protection including patrols, CPR/ AED/ First Aid, incident response, welfare checks, access control, and emergency management. Security officers are equipped with two-way communication between staff and have the ability to immediately contact emergency services such as police, fire, and EMS. Safety & Security is present 24 hours a day, everyday of the year across campus. Our central office can be found in the Andorfer Commons main hall, office 144. Security officers are also equipped and trained to activate the Blackboard Connect Emergency Notification System to alert students and employees of situations on campus.

Additionally, if an officer is not immediately present, there are yellow poles located across the campus with red emergency buttons (Code Blue Stations). Pressing the red button will put the caller in touch with the central office, which can dispatch officers to the location and begin contacting local emergency services as needed.

The department consists of a dedicated team of security officers, contracted police, and the Director of Safety & Security, Devin Blackford.

Contacting Security

All students, employees, and guests  at the main campus should promptly report criminal incidents, accidents, and other emergencies to  Indiana Tech Safety & Security or the Fort Wayne Police Department. Students, employees, and guests of regional campuses should report concerns to the local staff or 911. All crimes that occur on or near the campus should be reported to Safety & Security.

Indiana Tech Safety & Security

Andorfer Commons, 144

Emergencies

In case of a life-threatening emergency, where time is essential, dial 911. We encourage that the caller notify Safety & Security if 911 is used while on campus.

Non-emergencies

For non-emergency police situations, contact the local police department at the number below:

  • Elkhart: 574.294.7142
  • Evansville: 812.436.7896
  • Fishers: 317.773.1282
  • Fort Wayne: 260.427.1222
  • Greenwood: 317.882.9191
  • Huntington: 260.358.2308
  • Indianapolis: 317.327.6600
  • Jeffersonville: 812.283.6633
  • Kendallville: 260.347.0654
  • Lafayette: 765.807.1000
  • Louisville: 502.574.7111 or 502.574.2111
  • Mishawaka: 574.258.1678
  • Munster: 219.836.6970
  • Northern Kentucky: 859.356.3191
  • Plainfield: 317.838.3562
  • Warsaw: 574.372.9511

Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies

All criminal incidents, accidents, and other emergencies on the Fort Wayne campus should be reported to Indiana Tech Safety & Security or the appropriate law enforcement agency; including when the victim of a crime elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. If a there is a violent crime or life-threatening emergency, it is encouraged that someone dials 911 while another calls Safety & Security.

see Contacting Security above for security phone numbers, or report a crime directly to any officer on patrol or in the Andorfer Commons central office, 144.

Online Incident/ Complaint Reporting

Online Sexual Misconduct Reporting

If a crime is taking place at a regional campus or otherwise away from the Fort Wayne campus, contact local police, especially if there is violence. Reports to the university should be made to the local Assistant Dean, to the Department of Safety & Security, or by using the online forms available above.

Depending on the nature of the report, Safety & Security may either send an officer to the reporters location or ask the reporter to come to the central office to file an incident report, if it has not yet been done. After a report is created, an investigation may be conducted. An incident report may be forwarded to other university officials/ departments, on a need-to-know basis, for potential further action. These officials/ departments include, but are not limited to;

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Affairs
  • Finance and Administration
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Residence Life
  • College of Professional Studies

For more information about reporting, including confidential reporting, click here.

For crime statistics, click here.

Campus Security Authorities

Campus Security Authorities are mandated reporting parties on a campus per the Clery Act. A Campus Security Authority (CSA) is an individual who is an official of Indiana Tech that has significant responsibility for student and campus activities or has responsibility for campus security. The following are considered CSAs: Safety & Security staff, Residence Life staff (including RAs), Title IX Coordinator, Athletics staff, Human Resources staff, academic and student organization advisors, deans, and the Vice President of Student Affairs. Select associate deans, associate directors, directors and associate vice presidents may also be CSAs. Any crime reported to a CSA will be reported to Safety & Security for Clery reporting purposes and may be used to determine if a mass notification is sent out to the campus community.

Professional and Pastoral Counselors, acting in the role of a professional or pastoral counselor, are exempt from reporting as a CSA, except when there is a legal obligation to report a crime.

All employees of Indiana Tech are mandatory reporters for Title IX violations.