Public Safety Informational Notice: Bicycle Larcenies

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

Bicycle Larcenies

DPS has had several reported bicycle larcenies on campus over the last few weeks. Each of the stolen bicycles had been secured to a bicycle rack with a cable lock, which can be cut easily and discreetly.

Arrests have been made by DPS regarding these thefts, but the problem can persist if we are not diligent. DPS recommends using a U-bolt type of lock to better secure your bicycle and deter theft. These locks are available at the Syracuse University Bookstore in the Schine Student Center, as well as at most local retail stores and bicycle shops.

In addition, please consider registering your bicycle with DPS. To do that, complete this form and set up an appointment with an officer. A registration number will be affixed to your bicycle, and that information will be kept on record.

As always, we ask our community to remain vigilant to help keep our campus safe. To report a crime, contact DPS at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.

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