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.

South Garage: Purse Snatch

Date: 01/16/2017, Case#: , Author ID:  

On January 16, 2017, at approximately 10:40 AM, a male suspect approached a student on the South side of the South Garage, forcibly took the student's bag, and ran away. The suspect dropped the bag when he realized there were no valuables inside. Police officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.  UPD continues to investigate this incident. The suspect was last seen running Westbound on E. San Salvador Street. The suspect was described as a male in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, wearing a black beanie, black hooded sweatshirt, and bright yellow pants.

On Campus: Vehicle Burglaries

Date: 01/06/2017, Case#: , Author ID:  

The University Police Department is currently investigating a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the South Garage on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  The burglaries occurred between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM.  All the vehicles involved were 1990's model Hondas.  We urge the campus community to secure their vehicles when parking in garages and make sure valuables are moved out of sight.  Activate your vehicle alarms, if equipped, and report any suspicious persons or vehicles you see in garages immediately.

On Campus: Sexual Battery

Date: 12/07/2016, Case#: , Author ID:  

On December 7, 2016, at approximately 1:10 PM, a male suspect sexually battered a female victim on the second floor landing of the northeast stairwell of Duncan Hall. The suspect was last seen running up the stairs after the assault.  He is described as a male in his 20's with black "spikey" hair, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a navy blue backpack.