The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures to be followed if a missing person complaint is made to the Carlow University Police Department.
Each student living in a campus residence hall has the opportunity to list an emergency contact by completing an Emergency Contact form available at the Office of Residence Life.
If a complaint is made to the Carlow University Police Department, the following steps will be taken:
If the above actions are unsuccessful in locating the person or it is apparent from the beginning that the person is actually missing (i.e. a call from parents, guardians), the investigation will be turned over to the appropriate local law enforcement agency. That agency then becomes the authority in charge and the Carlow Police Department will assist them as needed.
The Dean of Student Affairs or her/his designee will be responsible for communicating with the family or relatives of the missing person. The emergency contact will be notified within 24 hours to verify if the person is missing or has voluntarily left her residence. If the student is less than 18 years of age, and not emancipated, their parent or guardian will be notified.