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 the University Police Department at 408-924-2222. Those wishing to remain anonymous can use our TipNow system by calling/texting 408-337-2919 or emailing

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.

On Campus: Strong-arm Robbery

Date: 11/14/2018, Case#: , Author ID: 

On Wednesday, November 14th at approximately 4:27 PM, a strong-arm robbery occurred on the south side of Washburn Hall along San Salvador Street.  A male student was walking on the sidewalk when he was confronted by four to six subjects on electric scooters.  The suspects were described by the victim and witnesses as black male juveniles.  A verbal altercation took place between the victim and the suspects and they began hitting the victim.  One of the suspects took the victim's cellphone and all the suspects fled the scene.  A University Police Officer was in the area, saw the altercation, and was able to apprehend one suspect.  Another suspect was later apprehended after he was identified by witnesses.  The other suspects remain outstanding.  One was described as a black male juvenile, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a black top and red skinny jeans.  The victim sustained minor injuries but declined medical attention.  The victim's cellphone was recovered. 

The University Police Department is actively investigating this incident.  Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call UPD at (408) 924-2222.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can use our TipNow System by calling/texting (408) 337-2919.

Off Campus: Armed Robbery

Date: 09/24/2018, Case#: , Author ID: 

On September 24, 2018 at approximately 12:30 pm an armed robbery occurred on S. 8th Street just south of E. San Salvador Street.  Two suspects approached the victims who were sitting in a parked vehicle.  One suspect displayed a black handgun and took the victim's cell phone. Both suspects fled on foot southbound toward Interstate 280 and have not been apprehended. 

The suspect last seen carrying the handgun is a male with a dark complexion, medium height, thin build, wearing a black hoodie, white t-shirt with black lettering and black pants.  The second suspect is a male with a dark complexion, medium height, thin build, wearing a white hoodie with black, white and red sleeves, faded and ripped blue jeans, and carrying a red and black backpack.  See the attached links for images of the suspects.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information about it is asked to call the University Police Department Investigations Unit at (408) 924-2222.  You can also contact UPD by using TipNow.  Dial (408) 337-2919 for voicemail or text.  Information can be emailed to UPD at