Filing a Criminal Complaint

To file a criminal complaint:

  • Contact the Department of Public Safety (911) for assistance in filing a criminal complaint and preserving physical evidence; and/or
  • Contact local law enforcement (911 or 609-921-2100) to file a criminal complaint.

SHARE and the Department of Public Safety are available to explain the process (e.g., the importance of preserving physical evidence) and to assist individuals in filing a criminal complaint.  

The criminal process is separate and distinct from the University’s disciplinary process.  Complainants can invoke one or both processes.  If a complainant has filed a complaint with the University, the University’s disciplinary process will proceed whether or not a criminal complaint is also filed, and without regard to the outcome of the criminal process.  For more information, see Rights, Rules, Responsibilities section 1.3.11.