Reporting Crimes

Any victim of a crime, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, either on or off campus, is encouraged to report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

If you are in immediate danger, dial 911 to contact local law enforcement.

For non-emergencies, contact one of the following police departments depending upon your location.


  • To the Erie Police by dialing (814) 870-1125, or in person at Erie Police Headquarters, located at 626 State Street, Erie, PA 16501.
  • To the Millcreek Township Police by dialing (814) 833-7777, or in person at Millcreek Township Police Department, located at 3608 W 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506.
  • To the LECOM Campus Police and Security by dialing (814) 866-8415.
  • Reports can be made in person any LECOM Police and Security Office.

LECOM Bradenton:

  • To the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office by dialing (941) 747-3011, or in person at the Sheriff’s Office, located at 515 11 Street, Bradenton, FL 34205.
  • Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office by dialing (941) 316-1201, or in person at the Sheriff’s Office, located at 2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237.
  • To the LECOM-Bradenton Security Office at (941) 782-5908, or in person at the Security Office, located at the security entrance to the building.

LECOM at Seton Hill:

  • To the Seton Hill Campus Police by dialing Office (724) 830-4999 or officer on duty cell phone (724)244-2192.
  • Greensburg Police Department by dialing (724) 834-3800.
  • Pennsylvania State Police (724) 832-3288.

LECOM at Elmira:

  • Elmira Police Department
    (607) 735-8600
  • Chemung County Sheriff
    (607) 737-2987, ext. 104
  • New York State Police
    (607) 739-8797
  • LECOM Security Office
    Located inside the main entrance
    250 West Clinton Street
    Elmira, NY 14901
    (607) 442-3510

LECOM Police and Security will refer to outside agency or investigate all reports of criminal activity received from any source. Investigations of serious crimes will be referred to the appropriate local law enforcement agency.

As stated earlier, the Erie Bureau of Police or the Millcreek Township Police Department have primary jurisdiction to conduct criminal investigations within the City of Erie. LECOM Police and Security will assist the Erie Police and Millcreek Township Police on investigations involving LECOM, as necessary.

In addition, LECOM Police and Security will investigate any criminal incidents on the LECOM campus that are not investigated by the local police, as a result of being a low priority.

Options for Victims of Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

If you are the victim of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, there are several options available to you. The following are recommended, but not mandated:

  • Contact LECOM Police and Security in Erie or Bradenton, Security at LECOM at Elmira, Seton Hill University Police Department, or any local police department for assistance, and an immediate criminal investigation will be initiated.
    • LECOM personnel will assist a student or employee in notifying these authorities if the student or employee requests this assistance.
  • You may need to get an immediate medical examination and treatment.
  • The examination will determine if you need treatment for injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, or pregnancy.
  • The examination will also result in the collection of evidence that can be used to identify and convict your attacker.
  • You will be offered the services of counselors who specialize in assisting victims and the families of victims of these crimes.
  • You may seek medical attention on your own, instead of in conjunction with a report to the police.
    • The hospital will treat you and collect the necessary evidence.
    • The hospital will notify the police and rape crisis center on your behalf; however, it is your decision to make if you want them involved.
    • Even if you do not think that you want to press charges at the time of the medical examination and treatment, it is important to obtain the evidence in case you change your mind at a later date.
  • Rape crisis counselors can give advice, assistance and accompany you through the process.
  • The Rape Crisis Center provides counseling free of charge and is available 24-hours per day.

Important Points to Remember Concerning Your Actions After a Sexual Assault:

  • Prior to going to the hospital after the assault, do not shower, change your clothes, eat, brush your teeth, smoke, or use the bathroom.
  • Although a criminal investigation and prosecution for the offense is the recommended course of action in cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, the ultimate decision for such action rests with the victim.
  • If the victim should decide against law enforcement involvement, administrative disciplinary process may still be invoked if a student or employee is the alleged offender. In that case, a report of the incident must be made to the LECOM Institutional Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.