Daily Crime Log

Disposition Definitions

The University of Notre Dame Security/Police Department uses the following dispositions in closing out case reports and investigations.

  • Arrest: When a person is arrested; charged with the commission of the offense; and turned over to the court for prosecution.
  • Exceptional: When a suspect is identified as having committed a crime and the case has been forwarded to the prosecutor for review and consideration for charges.  A suspect has been identified, but the victim does not wish to prosecute, or the state declines to prosecute.
  • Unfounded: A complaint which is determined through investigation to be false or baseless.

Case reports may also be closed out by:

  • Pending or Not Assigned: A complaint which has been investigated, but currently lacks sufficient information to determine who committed the crime.
  • Administrative: A complaint which is reviewed and determined to be non-criminal in nature.

Note:  Incidents for which the victim did not file a police report with NDSP, but which were reported to NDSP by university officials or outside third parties, may contain dispositions reflecting that the matter is being reviewed by an office or agency other than NDSP.  These dispositions may include, but are not limited to, OCS-Review (i.e., review being conducted by the Office of Community Standards), Title IX Review (i.e., review by Title IX Services staff), OIE Review (i.e., review by Office of Institutional Equity), and SBPD or SJCPD Review (i.e., review by South Bend Police Department or St. Joseph County Police Department). 

The Daily Crime Log can be viewed online (by publish date) or by visiting NDSP's Records Division in Hammes Mowbray Hall during normal business hours.