Police Investigate Stalking

From University Marketing and Communications

UTC Police are investigating a report of stalking received this afternoon, Friday, September 6 involving repeated incidents of unwanted contact by phone, electronically and in person over the past week. The incidents involve a person who is known to the victim.

If you have any information about this incident, call campus police at 423-425-4357 or report confidentially using the Confidential Crime Reporting Form (also known as Silent Witness form) online at http://www.utc.edu/police/forms/silent-witness.php

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This Timely Warning is being sent by the UTC Police Department in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S. Code § 1092; 34 CFR 668.46e).  The University takes its duty to inform the community seriously, with the hope that information provided will help you make educated decisions about your own personal safety and how to access resources on and off campus.  

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Stalking (Stranger and Non-Stranger) and Domestic Violence Safety Tips

  • Treat all threats, direct and indirect, as legitimate and inform law enforcement immediately to ensure documentation of the incident.
  • If you are concerned about your safety, contact UTCPD or request a Safety Escort through the Safe Ride program. 
  • Collect and save any evidence such as text messages, voicemail messages, Facebook communications and emails. 
  • Consider obtaining an order of protection against the stalker; contact UTC’s Survivor Advocacy Services at 423-425-5648 for help.
  • Trust your instincts.  If you feel unsafe, ask for help. 
  • Safety planning is available through Survivor Advocacy Services, or go to loveisrespect.org for online resources. Safety plans can include safety at home, work and school. 
  • In case of an emergency, call UTCPD. 

Report crimes or suspicious activity to UTC Police at 423-425-4357 or dial 911. 

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