Safety Alerts

Emergency Services

  • 9-1-1 campus phones
  • Bluelight or Elevator phones
  • 408-924-2222 cell phones

Non-Emergency Services

Anonymous Reporting

Anyone who may have witnessed any of the following incidents or may have any information regarding these cases is asked to contact UPD.

UPD reminds members of the campus community to avoid walking alone at night and to report all suspicious activity to the police. Community members can request an Evening Guide Escort by calling UPD at 408-924-2222 or by using a campus Bluelight phone.

For more safety tips, see Emergency Preparedness & Crime Prevention.

Off Campus: Strong-armed Robbery

Date: 09/29/2015, Case#: , Author ID: 

On 09/29/2015, at about 1:00 PM, a strong-armed robbery occurred on the roof of the City of San Jose parking garage located at S. 4th and E. San Fernando Streets. Three suspects stole the victim’s wallet and backpack before fleeing across E. San Fernando Street onto the San Jose State University campus. 
The first suspect is described as a black male adult in his mid 20’s, heavy build, about 5’8” tall, wearing a black jacket with red sleeves, black sweat pants, and white shoes. The second suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his mid 20’s, thin build, about 5’11” tall, wearing a black baseball cap  with a red bill, white t-shirt, black pants, riding on a skateboard and carrying a black backpack. The third suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his 20’s, wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans, and Converse shoes. 
The suspects have not been apprehended and City of San Jose Police is currently investigating the incident. Anyone who has any information or may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact the City of San Jose Police.

Off Campus: Shooting Incident

Date: 09/27/2015, Case#: , Author ID: 

On Sunday, September 27th, a victim, not affiliated with SJSU, sought treatment at a local hospital for non-life threatening gunshot wounds. According to the victim, the incident occurred in the cafe parking lot located across the street from the SJSU West Garage, on 4th Street, south of San Carlos Street. The suspect was described as a black male 26-27 years of age, wearing a red shirt and was armed with a black handgun. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. City of San Jose Police responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation. We encourage anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information about the incident to contact the City of San Jose Police.

On Campus: Robbery

Date: 08/29/2015, Case#: 15-1857, Author ID: 

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, at approximately 1:10 AM, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery on the second floor of the South Garage.  Officers contacted two victims, one student and one non-student.  The victims were sitting in their vehicle when two suspects approached them and brandished a handgun and a knife.  The suspects demanded property from the victims and they complied.  The suspects fled the garage, possibly towards East San San Salvador Street. The suspects were described as two black males wearing dark clothing, one wearing something to cover his face.

Officers from UPD and SJPD arrived and checked the garage as well as the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspects.  The victims were not injured.  UPD is currently investigating this case.  Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact UPD at (408) 924-2222.  Those who wish to remain anonymous can send a text message to (408) 337-2919 or email to