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.



Date: 01/06/2014, Case#: 14-0016, Author ID: R6135

On January 4, 2014 at about 12:20 AM, three armed robberies occurred on Paseo de San Carlos at the West Garage, the Associated Student House, and the Event Center. The two suspects approached the victims and demanded money. Suspect #1 displayed a knife during the three incidents. The victims described Suspect #1 as a Hispanic male in his early 20's, approximately 6' tall, weighing about 180 pounds. He had ear length curly black hair and was wearing a black jacket, dark jeans, and possibly black Adidas running shoes. Suspect #2 was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20's, approximately 5'6" tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with black "buzz-cut" hair, a black goatee, and a lower lip piercing of a metal bar with a silver ball on the end. Suspect #2 was wearing a red hooded jacket, jeans, red Nike tennis shoes, and possibly a black baseball cap with a red bill.

Report Of Man With A Handgun

Date: 10/10/2013, Case#: SG1301253, Author ID: G5739

On October 10, 2013 at 8:54 AM, San Jose State University Police received a call reporting a man in the stairwell of Sweeney Hall with what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband. The suspect was described as a white male adult, in his early 20's, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, with facial hair, wearing all black clothing, black military style boots, and carrying a black backpack. San Jose State University Police, with assistance from San Jose Police, conducted a thorough search of the building. The suspect was not located.

Off-campus Assault With A Deadly Weapon

Date: 08/17/2013, Case#: SJPD, Author ID: 115

The San Jose Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday August 17, 2013 at about 3:00 AM. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Jack in the Box at 148 E. San Carlos St. near S. 4th St. Two victims, who are not affiliated with San Jose State, were reported to have been shot. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.