September 2021 Updates From DPS


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I hope this email finds you all well and that you are enjoying the fall semester on campus. I have several brief items that I would like to share with you this month:

  • National Coffee with a Cop Day
  • South Campus Community Center
  • Lock Your Doors and Windows
  • Monthly Bias Update

National Coffee with a Cop Day

Next Wednesday, Oct. 6, is National Coffee with a Cop Day. Look for our officers out in front of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) offices in Sims Hall from 9 a.m. to noon giving out free coffee coupons and sweet treats. We invite you to stop by and share any feedback you have with us!

South Campus Community Center

On Friday, Oct. 29, we will have the grand opening of our South Campus Community Center, located at 121 Small Road, Apt. 8. The idea for the space stems from the Loretta Lynch recommendations as a place where students can drop in and share their questions and concerns with members of DPS. Keep an eye on our Instagram account @SyracuseDPS for more information and opening day details!

Lock Your Doors and Windows

As you may have noticed from our recent public safety notices, there has been an increase in burglary activity on South Campus and in the east neighborhood. I cannot stress to you all enough the importance of locking your doors and windows, even when you are in your residence, as all of these incidents have happened because of an unlocked door or window. Additionally, please do not leave the keys or fob for your car in your vehicle. These criminals are looking for easy opportunities to take advantage of our community. Please do your part to take away those opportunities and be vigilant with securing your residences and property.

Monthly Bias Update

Aug. 25: Crude graffiti on a whiteboard in Shaw Hall

Update: Our team completed multiple canvasses of the area and performed an extensive review of the available camera footage, but no additional leads were found.

To report a bias incident, please contact DPS directly at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool or submit anonymous tips via the Rave Guardian app. Any bias-motivated incident reported to DPS will be posted on our public site, so that our campus community can remain informed. You can also report a bias incident and receive support through the STOP Bias website.

Sign up to subscribe to the bias incident reports.

I hope you find this information useful and valuable.

  • Sincerely,
    Chief Bobby Maldonado