As 9/11 nears, SU Department of Public Safety on high alert

The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety is asking for students' assistance in reporting any suspicious activity as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 marks not only remembrance, but cause for a little extra vigilance in reporting anything out of the norm.

The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety is asking for students' assistance in reporting suspicious activity. Anything that does not seem to be right should be communicated. Examples of activity that should be reported are as follows:

  • Vehicles parked in unusual locations
  • Trucks and other large vehicles parked immediately adjacent to buildings in no-parking zones
  • Vehicles containing unusual or large containers or weapons
  • Suspicious unattended packages

Examples of suspicious activity listed were:

  • Waiting in front of a building for long periods of time, particularly suspicious if building operators are absent–or the building is closed. (Possible burglary, theft, or trespass in progress).
  • Persons who don't live at the residence going into back or side yard of the apartment. (Suspicious under almost any circumstances, possible burglary or trespass in progress).
  • Running or carrying something of value (possibly fleeing scene of crime).
  • Exhibiting unusual mental or physical symptoms. (Possibly injured, or under the influence of drugs, or otherwise needing medical or psychiatric assistance).
  • Carrying property, depending upon the circumstance. For example, if at an unusual hour, or in an unusual place, and if the property is not wrapped, as if it had not just been purchased. (Possible subject leaving the scene of a robbery or theft).
  • Engaging in behavior that would appear to be surveillance.
  • Discussing plans for terrorist or criminal acts.

For Public Safety call: 315.443.2224, #78 from a cell phone, or 711 from a campus phone.

For Syracuse Police call: 911

Be careful out there and keep your eyes peeled this weekend.

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