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: Robbery

Date: 09/02/2015, Case#: 15-1906, Author ID: G5739

On 09/02/2015, at about 5:07 AM, San Jose Police Officers and University Police Officers responded to the Jack In the Box, located west of SJSU campus, on an attempted robbery incident involving a male with a gun who had fired shots at the scene, striking the victims' vehicle. The victims were not affiliated with SJSU. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20's, short and thin build, wearing a black hooded shirt, possibly wearing a mask with a skull image on it. The suspect fled south from the rear of Jack In the Box towards E. San Salvador Street. The suspect has not be apprehended and SJPD is currently investigating the incident. Anyone who has any information or may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact the University Police Investigations Unit at (408) 924-2234.

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 sjsu@tipnow.org.

Off Campus: Robbery

Date: 08/18/2015, Case#: 15-1744, Author ID: G5739

On 8/17/2015, at about 11:25 PM, University Police and San Jose Police Officers responded to the area of S. 4th Street, across from the SJSU Science Building to investigate a robbery that just occurred. Officers determined that a group of approximately three Hispanic males and one Hispanic female juveniles wearing a plaid shirt attacked the victim and took his cellphone. One of the male suspects struck the victim with what appeared to be a firearm. UPD officers searched the campus and did not locate the suspects. There are no further suspect descriptions available at this time. SJPD is currently investigating the incident. Anyone who has any information or may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact the University Police Investigations Unit at (408)924-2234.