Public Safety Informational Notice: Off-Campus Vandalism and Vehicle Break-Ins

For the protection and safety of Syracuse University students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following informational notice:

Off-Campus Vandalism and Vehicle Break-Ins

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) are actively investigating multiple off-campus vandalism and vehicle break-is that have occurred in recent days in Syracuse neighborhoods located to the east of campus. The alleged suspects have been breaking into vehicles for the purpose of stealing items. In addition, several other vehicles have been vandalized without anything being stolen.

To enhance your safety and protect your personal belongings, we recommend taking the following steps:

  • Park your vehicle in an area you are familiar with and that has proper lighting;
  • Report all suspicious people, activity and behavior immediately; and
  • Store valuable items in secure places where they are out of plain sight.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or others, please contact the SPD at 315.442.5222 or DPS at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

The new academic year is a perfect time to review the full list of our recommended safety strategies.

This information is issued for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.