About the Log:
All entries in the log contain information about what type of incident or crime occurred, the incident number it has been assigned, the date and time the incident was reported, the date and time the incident occurred (if known), the general location of the incident, and the disposition of the incident. Some common incident dispositions used in the log, and their definitions include:
- Open – The incident is currently under investigation or otherwise still in-process;
- Closed – The incident is not currently under investigation by UVM Police. Note that incidents may be re-opened after being closed under certain circumstances;
- Unfounded – The incident report was determined through investigation to be false or baseless. No offense occurred or was attempted.
- Unsubstantiated / Not Substantiated – UVM Police was unable to substantiate the allegations reported in the incident. The offense may or may not have occurred or been attempted, but UVM Police Services was unable to determine definitively either way.
The disposition will also include information about whether a subject has been arrested or trespassed in a case, if an incident has been referred to another agency or University department or office, or other relevant and appropriate information.
In accordance with federal law, UVM Police may temporarily withhold information from the crime and fire log if:
- The disclosure is prohibited by law;
- The disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim;
- The disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing investigation;
- The disclosure would jeopardize the safety of an individual;
- The disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection; or
- The disclosure would result in the destruction from evidence.
Information withheld from the crime and fire log may only be withheld so long as its disclosure could cause a specifically identified adverse effect (from the list above), and the information will be disclosed once the adverse effect is no longer present.