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.

Public Safety Alert: Shooting

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

Shooting

On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at approximately 02:37 a.m., at Marshall St and University Ave, witnesses reported a shooting that occurred off campus. The three male victims are not affiliated with the university. They were shot in the area of Marshall Street and University Ave. The three victims were taken to University Hospital for medical treatment. Suspects were last seen leaving the area in a white, SUV, on Marshall Street in an easterly direction of travel.

DPS asks your help in identifying the suspects if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident. For this purpose, the following is the description of the suspects: Three (3) Males, unknown age, armed with an unknown firearm, no further description.

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.

Public Safety Informational Notice: Sexual Offense

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

Sexual Offense
The Department of Public Safety has received information regarding an incident that occurred on February 13, 2017 at about 9:30 p.m., in the 300 block of Marshall Street involving a student being approached from behind, and inappropriately and unwillingly touched by a male. The suspect is 20-35 years old, about 6’0 tall, skinny build, with scruffy facial hair light in color, wearing a zipped – up coat of unknown color and dark pants. The male was last seen headed South on Comstock Ave.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or others, please 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.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is and will always be our top priority. As such, the Department of Public Safety has compiled a list of helpful safety strategies, which can be found here.

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

Keeping Your Property Safe

The predominate type of crime occurring on college campuses is property theft. Syracuse University Department of Public Safety’s annual security report provides tips on how to prevent property theft both on and off-campus:

At Home
1. Equip your front door with a peephole and a dead bolt lock.
2. Be sure all windows have secure frames and locks.
3. Report any maintenance deficiencies that may compromise building security to your resident advisor or landlord.
4. Never hide your door key anywhere outside your residence.
5. Lock your door whenever you leave, even if it is only for a short time.

When Walking
1. Walk in groups of three or more, or contact DPS for a walking escort by calling 315.443.SAFE (7233) or toll-free 1.855.443.7233.
2. Walk only in well-lit areas and avoid shortcuts through poorly lit vacant lots and other deserted places.
3. If you think you are being followed, change direction and head for a well-lit area with other people around.

At All Times
1. Never leave your wallet, purse, or valuables unattended.
2. Immediately report all suspicious persons or activity to DPS.
3. Program DPS’s phone number, 315.443.2224, into your cell phone.
4. Program the DPS Safety Escort phone number, 315.443.SAFE (7233), into your cell phone.
5. If you need to contact DPS in an emergency, but are unable to make a phone call, e-mail or text the Communications Center at 711@syr.edu.

 

Campus Safety Resources

Campus security plays a pivotal role in the daily activities of the entire campus community. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting SAR) Initiative (NSI) offer a cadre of awareness videos and online training’s to assist campus officials in recognizing indicators of terrorism, terrorism-related crime, and suspicious activity and in raising public awareness of potential threats. To review this information, check out the DHS Campus Safety Brochure.