The Augsburg University Department of Public Safety seeks to issue timely alerts and advisories as required by federal law in order to provide the Augsburg community with information to increase the safety of people and property. These timely notices provide information available to Public Safety at the time the alert or advisory is issued which may include limited suspect description or other information. Crime Alerts and Advisories are distributed for incidents that occurred on, or in areas immediately adjacent to, University property. Alerts may be distributed to all students, staff, and faculty, or they may be distributed to a localized area of the University if it is determined that the threat is specific to that particular area. Alerts may be posted in 8×11″ frames near campus building entrances, sent by e-mail, posted in A-Mail, and posted in the News & Announcements section of our Home page.
Crime alerts are printed on red paper and describe situations or incidents of the greatest magnitude that may directly impact the Augsburg community. Alerts can include incidents such as robberies, multiple thefts on campus, or assaults as well as arson, burglary, homicide, motor vehicle theft, and sex offenses.
Crime advisories are printed on yellow paper, and describe crimes on or off-campus that are important to the University community. While not as critical as the incidents described in the red security alerts, advisories pose significant concerns for the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff, and are provided to increase campus awareness and encourage extra precaution to be taken in regards to safety and security issues.
Augsburg University has an emergency notification system with phone, text, and e-mail alerts available to students, staff, and faculty. We strongly encourage Augsburg community members to sign-up for Emergency Notifications. To learn more, please visit the Emergency Preparedness page of our site.
For tips on crime prevention, please visit the Crime Prevention and Education page on our website.
The Crime and Fire Log is a weekly record of incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety.
City of Minneapolis Crime Statistics and Reports
The City of Minneapolis Police Department makes city wide crime statistics and reports available on-line. This information is not developed or maintained by Augsburg University.
Minnesota Sex Offender Registry Information
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension provides an offender search for offenders who do not comply with registration requirements. In addition, the Minnesota Department of Corrections offers an offender locator for offenders that have the highest risk for re-offense.
Security and Crime Information
Annual Security Report
In accordance with federal law, Augsburg University produces an Annual Security Report also known as the Clery Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Augsburg; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717. You can view the report on-line by following the link below:
Campus Security Authority Reporting
Certain crimes (e.g. “Clery Reportable Crimes”) reported to “Campus Security Authorities” (CSAs) must be disclosed as statistical data in the University’s Annual Security Report (Clery Report). The Department of Education defines CSAs as (1) Campus police department or security department (e.g. Augsburg Department of Public Safety); (2) Individuals with responsibility for campus security but who are not a campus police or security department under (1), for example, people monitoring doors (e.g. Door Monitors at the Kennedy/Melby Entrance or Residence Life workers monitoring access to dormitory buildings); (3) Individuals and/or organizations to which students and employees should report criminal offenses (e.g. Augsburg Department of Public Safety, off-site coordinators); (4) “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. If such an official is a pastoral or professional counselor as defined below, the official is not considered a campus security authority when acting as a pastoral or professional counselor.
Augsburg maintains a list of CSAs and notifies them by e-mail of their requirement to report. In addition, reporting forms can be found on the links below:
The forms are fillable Word Documents. At this time, you may experience issues if opening on a Mac and may need to print out the form. You may also need to click “Enable Editing” to fill the form. Please complete the form and print/save the form as a PDF and provide it to the Director of Public Safety.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education Sexual Assault Data Reporting
Minn. Stat. § 135A.15, subd. 6 requires post-secondary institutions to annually report on sexual assault to the Office of Higher Education. The Office of Higher Education is responsible for calculating state totals and republishing institutional reports in a manner consistent with state and federal laws on student and data privacy.
Minn. Stat. §13.322 (privacy of sexual data) and 626.891 (law enforcement cooperation) were also amended by the 2015 legislation on Campus Sexual Assault.
An electronic version of the data reporting manual can be retrieved from:
The Office of Higher Education’s policy for complying with federal and state laws governing access to student records is to suppress student data (other than directory information) in cells for which there are fewer than 10 students.