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Silent Witness Program and BIT

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Silent Witness Program

The Silent Witness Program at McNeese serves as a way from individuals to anonymously report information about on-campus crimes, incidences, suspicious behavior, or security threats to the McNeese Police or another law enforcement agency. This program is not intended for reporting emergencies or currently in-progress crimes, but helps the McNeese Police gain knowledge in a timely manner regarding security or safety matters that could impact the campus community.

No personal information is collected with the Silent Witness Program unless it is voluntarily provided by the reporting party. If you would like follow-up contact by the University Police you may include your name, address, phone/cell information and/or email address, but this information is not required. If you provide no contact information, then the police department will not be able to respond to your communication.

Crimes reported through this program are reviewed and investigated by the University Police Officers and Investigators. All information submitted through this program is confidential, as outlined in state law and/or university policy. The Silent Witness site is not monitored 24 hours-a-day, but is routinely reviewed by police staff.

If you need immediate police assistance or are reporting an in-progress crime or need an police officer to immediately respond then call the McNeese Police at 337-562-4911, dial 9-1-1 from any McNeese phone extension, or call 9-1-1 from your cell phone and tell the call taker that you need the McNeese State University Police.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

To facilitate this program, McNeese has also established a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to conduct threat assessments, to review, investigate and respond to all information received under program confidentiality procedures.

McNeese State University expects and encourages students to demonstrate a reasonable concern for their own welfare. This is particularly true in the areas of self-harm and harm to others. Reports that are submitted regarding student or staff behavior or other concerns will be reviewed by a panel of interdisciplinary campus professionals. The panel will make assessments and determine appropriate actions depending on the scope of the information or nature of an incident.

This program is not designed to report emergencies, or a crime in-progress. You may report your information online anonymously by clicking the link below.

Silent Witness Form

MSUPD 2015.04.09 Silent Witness Training Program.pdf