Public Safety Update: Suspicious Emails

For the protection and safety of our students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following update:

Suspicious Emails

Due to the vast number of individuals who have contacted the Department of Public Safety regarding the suspicious emails sent to members of the campus community, we ask that you only contact DPS if you have fallen victim to this scam. To contact DPS, dial 315.443.2224 or if you would like to submit an anonymous report, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Please note, due to the number of email and phone calls DPS has received, we may not be able to get back to you unless you have been directly impacted by this scam.

As a reminder, Information Technology Services has prepared a helpful guide for how to avoid falling victim to email scams. Click here to learn more.

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

Public Safety Informational Notice: Suspicious Emails

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

Suspicious Emails

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has received information that several members of the campus community have received suspicious emails offering employment as a personal assistant.

DPS is asking that if you have received this message or if you have been in contact with the individual to please call DPS as soon as possible at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Information Technology Services has prepared a helpful guide for how to avoid falling victim to email scams. Click here to learn more.

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

Second Annual Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services Awards

On Monday night, May 8, memebers of the Department of Public Safety, along with members of other departments within the Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services, were honored for their exceptional achievements throughout the 2016 calednar year.

The award recipients from DPS were:

Meritorious Performance Award
Daniel Lebron, Jr., Training Coordinator, Department of Public Safety

Outstanding Communications Officer Award
Shannon Day, Emergency Communications Coordinator, Department of Public Safety
Shannon Slowik, Communications Specialist, Department of Public Safety

Outstanding Community Services Officer Award
Joseph O’Connor, Community Services Officer (CSO), Department of Public Safety

Outstanding Peace Officer Award
John Bingham, Public Safety Officer, Department of Public Safety
Jeremy Welling, Public Safety Officer, Department of Public Safety

Outstanding Fire and Life Safety Officer Award
Matthew Speach, Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Services, Department of Public Safety

Major Grant Williams Excellence in Service Award
George Wazen, Public Safety Library Operations Coordinator, Department of Public Safety

Excellence in Law Enforcement Award
Edward Babcock, Public Safety Officer, Department of Public Safety
Gregory Scheurer, Public Safety Officer, Department of Public Safety

Outstanding Students for Community Safety Award
Ishan Gupta, Resident Student Advisor, Students for Community Safety

Community Member Recognition Awards
Alexander Lynch, Department of Public Safety Externship
Kevin Storm, U.S. Postal Service

Each award recipient significantly affected the collective efforts of the Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services, and it is due to their efforts that the reputation of division as a service provider has continued to flourish. To learn more about each award, visit the Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services website.

Weber Receives Public Safety Service Award

On Thursday, May 11, Senior Detective Edward Weber was honored with the Public Safety Service Award at the 48th Annual District Attorney’s Advisory Council Awards and Scholarship Luncheon.

The following was shared as the nomination for Weber:

Senior Detective Edward G. Weber has been serving the Central New York community as a law enforcement officer, trainer, supervisor and leader for nearly 45 years. Weber started his career in 1973 with the Clay Police Department as a patrol officer and quickly moved to the rank of police sergeant before transferring to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. In over seventeen years of service with the Sheriff. Weber worked as a patrol officer, accident investigator, research and development officer, accreditation officer, academy instructor and as a labor leader. After retiring from the Sheriff’s Office, Weber joined the ranks of the Oneida Nation Police where he worked as a patrol officer, ultimately achieving the rank of patrol sergeant. Weber then went on to join the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS) in 2001 as a patrol officer, being promoted to corporal, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant and ultimately to the position of Senior Detective, supervising and leading the DPS Investigations and Crime Prevention Section. Ed also continued to work as a municipal police officer part time with the Village of Solvay from 2001-2013. He has received numerous awards and commendations.

His commitment to service, diligence to duty, competence and experience have served each of the unique communities where he has worked incredibly well. As a police instructor, Weber trained an entire generation of law enforcement officers from around Central New York on emergency vehicle operations skills, as well as a number of other patrol and investigative techniques. He received the “Gold badge Award” from Channel 5 in 1982 for excellence in traffic accident investigations. He helped the Sheriffs Office achieve its first recognition through the New York State police accreditation program. At Syracuse University, Weber led the in the enhancement of student security programs, and was recognized for solving several serious on campus and near campus crime, and provided leadership and training to countless officers.

Today, Ed continues to provide training to all new police supervisors in Syracuse, Onondaga County and Central New York as an instructor for the regional police supervision course held semi-annually, and he continues to lead in managing investigations at SU, coordinating the University’s investigative services with the Syracuse Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies, and developing crime prevention programs for the students. Ed has also served as an elected town councilman in the Town of Geddes for the past several years, and has recently been appointed as the Deputy Town Supervisor. To say that Ed Weber’s service in criminal justice and public safety has been distinguished is an understatement, and therefore the District Attorney’s Advisory Council is pleased to recognize Senior Detective Edward G. Weber with the Public Safety Service award for 2017.

Congratulations, Ed!

Public Safety Update: Suspicious Event

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following update: Suspicious Event

The Department of Public Safety in collaboration with the Syracuse Police Department have made an arrest in the Informational Notice (Suspicious Person) issued on April 6, 2017.

Report suspicious events to the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Keep yourself safe by reviewing these suggested safety strategies.

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

Public Safety Informational Notice: Suspicious Event

For the protection and safety of SU students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the Department of Public Safety releases the following informational notice: Suspicious Event

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has received information that several women on campus have been approached by a male subject and asked a number of unusual questions. The individual has stated that he is conducting a survey and that his survey requires he ask the questions in a number of different settings. The male is described as being approximately 5’8” tall, thin build, with dark hair and dark eyes.

DPS is asking that if you are approached by anyone consistent with the description and mode of operation listed above, do not engage this individual and call DPS as soon as possible. Should you have any information or knowledge regarding any similar incidents, contact the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Keep yourself safe by reviewing these suggested safety strategies.

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

Orange Alert Test to be Conducted Monday, April 10

Syracuse University will conduct a test of the ORANGE ALERT Campus Crisis Alert Notification System on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. It will be a full test of the personal email, text message, cell voice, and campus phone components of the system. The test will also include the ORANGE ALERT outdoor siren system on SU’s North and South Campuses. As a further refinement of the system, the Orange Alert test message will also be sent to the main SU Facebook and Twitter accounts, and will display on the Syracuse University homepage and video monitors located in common areas in several buildings around campus.

Syracuse University has a commitment to regular assessment of the performance of the Orange Alert System and the companies that provide the services that allow these mass communications.

For the purpose of this test, the ORANGE ALERT message will be sent to all SU students, faculty and staff; SUNY-ESF students; and to SUNY-ESF faculty and staff who have signed up. ORANGE ALERT will send a notice to all devices that are registered on the system. To verify which devices you have registered, log into MySlice and click on the “Orange Alert” link; there you can update your contact information. If you have not updated your information lately, we ask that you take a moment to do so. You will not need to respond to the test message. The sirens will be activated for a two-minute blast at 2 p.m. Staff who are assigned two-way portable radios will also receive a test message over the radio at that time.

The subject line of the test email will read “ORANGE ALERT SYSTEM TEST.” The test voice message will come from 844.582.5378. The test text message will appear from number 226787 or from number 67283. You may wish to program these numbers into your wireless device as “SU ORANGE ALERT.” Please note: if you program these numbers into your wireless device, all text messaging from 226787 or from 67283, including weather closings, will appear as “SU ORANGE ALERT.”

For additional information on the ORANGE ALERT system, visit safetydivision.syr.edu/orange-alert/.

Questions? Contact OrangeAlert@syr.edu.

Public Safety Alert: Strong Arm Attempted Robbery

For the protection and safety of su students, faculty, staff and neighbors, the department of public safety releases the following alert:

Strong Arm Attempted Robbery

A student reported that on March 29, 2017, at approximately 4:25 PM, two males knocked on a door of a residence hall room at Ernie Davis Hall and attempted to rob him. They asked the student “where is the sh*t.” The student reports he was unclear what they were referring to. They searched the room and left without taking any items.

The descriptions include suspect #1 – male, six feet tall, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, with white sleeves, white sneakers, and a small mustache. Suspect #2 – male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a dark blue navy hoodie, dark sweat pants with white stripes.

The suspects fled on foot, last seen running westbound on Waverly Avenue. The victim sustained a small laceration to his chin and is complaining of soreness to the throat/neck area.

The DPS is asking for your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please contact the Syracuse Police Department at 315.442.5222 or the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information for DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

Keep yourself safe by reviewing these suggested safety strategies.

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

New Recruits Sworn In, Begin Training with DPS Academy

On Monday morning, eight new recruits were sworn into the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety Academy by Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler. Chief Fowler performed the swearing in of the academy recruits as an official welcome and endorsement of the joint law enforcement efforts in the University area, and to provide University officers with authority to enforce New York State law and local ordinances.

Visit news.syr.edu to read the full story.