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.

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

Off Campus: Armed Robbery

Date: 08/22/2018, Case#: , Author ID: 

The University Police Department is currently assisting the San Jose Police Department in investigating a reported kidnapping and robbery.  The victim is a student and was not physically injured.  The victim was kidnapped from the 7-11 store at 6th and San Salvador Street and forced to withdraw money from different locations.  The victim was later released and contacted police.  The suspect is described as a dark complected male in his 20s, with yellow hair, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and armed with a black handgun.  The investigation is on-going.  Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the San Jose Police Department or the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222. 

Campus Safety

Date: 03/19/2018, Case#: 18-0405, Author ID: Charlie Faas 

We are writing this morning to provide information about an overnight incident.

First, we would like to clearly state that the University Police Department has fully investigated the situation described below. There is no on-going threat. Classes are in session and it is business as usual this morning at San Jose State.

Regarding the incident, concerned friends contacted police yesterday to report a student who seemed to be experiencing a mental health crisis. We applaud the initiative this individual’s friends took to contact UPD to seek assistance. UPD officers interviewed the individual and eventually consulted with family members who came to campus to pick him up and seek appropriate care for him.

We would like to stress that this individual never made any threatening statements in any form and never expressed the intent to harm anyone. Comments on social media about the Peanuts restaurant on San Fernando Street were taken out of context.

Both the San Jose Police Department and UPD will be conducting patrol checks in the area of Peanuts as a precaution, but again, we do not believe there is a credible threat to the community.

If any community member receives information regarding a potential threat to the campus community, or if you have questions about such a situation, we ask that you make UPD your first point of contact so UPD can assess the threat and take appropriate action.

The University Police Department is available 24-7 at (408) 924-2222. We want to hear from you, and we are here to help.

On Campus: Attempted Strong Arm Robbery

Date: 02/20/2018, Case#: 18-0259, Author ID: D. Li 

On Tuesday, February 20, at approximately 09:35 AM, a non-affiliate male was jogging by the North Garage exit when he was approached by the suspect who demanded the victim's cell phone. The victim refused to hand over his phone. The suspect punched the victim several times and the victim fought back defending himself. The suspect fled without the phone northbound on S. 9th Street toward E. Santa Clara Street. The victim received a minor injury. The suspect is described as a male, in his mid 20's, with a medium brown complexion, 5'1)" tall, 150 lbs., short brown hair, brown eyes, possibly with a thin goatee or mustache. There is a correction to the original clothing description sent out by text. The suspect was wearing a black or dark blue hooded jacket, light colored gray or tan pants, possibly skinny jeans with a brown label on the right rear side and light colored Vans type shoes with a white stripe and white soles.

Future updates including images of the suspect will be posted on UPD's website(, Facebook page( and Twitter(

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Attempted Strong Arm Robbery