WELCOME BACK, STUDENTS!
WARNING - PHISHING/INTERNET AND TELEPHONE SCAMS
With the start of a new semester, the TTU Police would like to take this opportunity to warn all students, faculty and staff about scams/phishing attempts. These types of incidents take place in a number of different forms but usually have one underlying purpose: accessing a target’s finances or infiltrating the University’s network.
The University Police Departments warns the campus community that they should constantly be on guard for phishing and scam attempts via personal and University-owned computers. If you receive phone calls or emails asking for personal information such as T numbers, social security numbers, or any other personal financial information, this is likely a scam perpetrated by someone who has hacked into your system.
No government agencies, including law enforcement agencies, will call or email asking for this type of information. If you receive an email or phone call from someone who identifies themselves as a government agent, and this individual directs you to send them money or asks for personal information, do NOT comply or give out any additional personal information. Report these types of incidents to the authorities.
Call University Police at x3234 or the IT Help Desk at x3975.
SEE SOMETHING WRONG? DO SOMETHING RIGHT!
CALL UNIVERSITY POLICE AT (931) 372-3234.
The University Police Department requests that all University administrators, faculty, staff, and students be conscientious and alert to any suspicious or potentially criminal activity. We ask that you notify the police department of any incidents that occur in your presence as well as report any information you have received which might require investigation by the police department.
Much too often, individuals observing suspicious activity, crimes in progress, or individuals exhibiting strange or unusual behavior fail to notify someone. They may assume that someone else will report it, or they simply do not want to be involved. In most cases, alerting the authorities would allow for prompt resolution of a potentially dangerous or hazardous situation before it can cause harm to our campus community or property.
University Police are here on campus 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Please do not hesitate to call to report any behavior that you find out of the ordinary at 372-3234. For crimes in progress and in emergency situations, please call 9-1-1 or utilize one of the emergency phones stationed on campus.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The street address for the Tennessee Tech University Police is 242 East 10th Street (Foundation Hall) in Cookeville, Tennessee. Phone: 931-372-3234. FAX: 931-372-6488.
The University Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality professional law enforcement and public safety services to the campus community. We support the educational mission of the University by maintaining a safe campus environment conducive to learning. Service to Tennessee Tech’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors represents our top priority.
Functions of the University Police include:
- Crime Prevention
- Criminal Investigation
- Safety Training
- Vehicle Assistance Services
- Community Watch Program
- Emergency/9-1-1 Services
- Dedicated Residence Hall Officers
Tennessee Tech University publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities. The Student Handbook includes a comprehensive list of these rights and responsibilities and may be accessed online as referenced in new student orientation. In addition, students may access policies related to their rights and responsibilities through Tennessee Tech University’s Policy Central page.