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Timely Warnings

Timely Warnings are designed to provide notification regarding certain crimes which present a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. The occurrence of Clery reportable crimes on-campus or on non-campus property immediately adjacent to or accessible from campus may trigger a Timely Warning. Such crimes include:

  • Criminal Homicide (Murder, Non-negligent Manslaughter, or Manslaughter by Negligence)
  • Sexual Assault (including Rape, Fondling, Incest, and Statutory Rape)
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Hate Crimes (as defined by the FBI UCR handbook)

In order to trigger a Timely Warning, the crime in question must present a serious and continuing threat to the campus community. University Police will examine the facts surrounding each eligible crime to determine, on a case-by-case basis, if such a threat exists. Factors to be examined include, but are not limited to:

  • The nature of the crime;
  • The continuing danger to the community; and
  • The risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. 

If deemed appropriate, a Timely Warning will be issued to allow community members to take steps to protect themselves. Timely Warnings may also seek information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the offender. 

Emergency Notifications

The University Police will notify the campus community immediately upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus.


Contact the Police

Phone: (859) 572-5500

Anonymous Tip Line
(24 hrs.):
  (888) 352-3040


Current Timely Warnings