DPS

October 20, 2017 - 12:34pm
A group of landlords, alumni and student organizations teamed up to fundraise $94,000 to monitor the University Neighborhood in hopes of deterring and solving more crime.

Syracuse University’s eastern off-campus neighborhood will soon have security cameras.

The $11,000 security cameras will be scattered around Euclid Avenue between Comstock Avenue and Westcott Street.

“National Grid finished putting up all the mounts like a week or two ago and the final step is this private company that is going to go install the cameras,” said Ben Tupper, a local landlord involved in the effort, adding that the cameras should be up by mid-November at the latest.

April 27, 2017 - 8:54pm
Now that Hungry Chuck's closed and Orange Crate Brewing Co. is moving, students and the greater community are feeling the effects of the Marshall Street area's changing nightlife scene.

Three male students strolled slowly down the Syracuse University promenade, backpacks on as they headed home from campus after a long Tuesday of classes. An orange April sunset cast a long shadow ahead of them as they talked, laughed and discussed their plans for the evening.

“You going out tonight, bro?” one student asked another.

“I definitely want to. I mean, how many nights do we have left?” the second responded.

“I mean, but where are we going to go?”

February 13, 2017 - 1:26pm
Eight cameras will be installed by the end of spring 2017 as part of an effort to make the popular neighborhood safer.

Alexander Lynch had just returned home from grocery shopping when the front door of his apartment complex was kicked in. 

It was about 9:45 p.m. on a summer night in 2014 and Lynch had just finished unloading his groceries and carrying them to the third floor of his apartment complex, located on the 500 block of Euclid Avenue. Minutes after closing the door behind him, Lynch, who was the building’s only tenant at the time, heard someone breaking down the vacant first floor’s front door. By the time police responded, the person was gone.

April 21, 2014 - 1:28pm
Robert McNeill, who drives both the Shuttle 44 and the Shuttle U Home, talks about his different experiences transporting people late at night.

Robert McNeill is a former Syracuse University student and army veteran who is currently employed as a driver for Shuttle 44 under the Department of Public Safety. He also drives the Shuttle U Home for Students for Community Safety, a branch of DPS.

February 12, 2014 - 9:19am
Field supervisor Billy Fletcher arrived just in the nick of time to rescue Officer Stan Prue, who was struck by lightning.

The night began like any other for Billy Fletcher. The field supervisor was hanging out in the Syracuse University Ambulance quarters talking with the other responders when the call bell went off.

Fletcher arrived on the scene at south campus to see officer Ed Weber pounding on the chest of his partner Stan Prue. With each thrust, a puff of smoke protruded out of Prue’s motionless body.

April 3, 2013 - 8:57am
The competitive, contact sport of dodgeball brings spirit to Syracuse University’s Flanagan Gym

With forest green paint streaked across their faces and hot pink and neon green socks pulled up to their knees, student teams filing into Flanagan Gym’s dodgeball tournament looked nothing short of The Average Joes.

February 4, 2013 - 12:37am
A brawl during a dance party at the Schine Student Center early Sunday morning resulted in a variety of charges, including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Nine individuals, at least eight of them Syracuse University students, were arrested in connection with a fight that broke out just before 2 a.m. Sunday at a dance party in the Schine Student Center.

October 16, 2012 - 11:09am
Cpl. Joe Shanley is known among students for his friendly disposition and genuine concern for their well-being.

He’s physically imposing and powerfully built at well over six feet tall. Add to that the uniform and gun, and Cpl. Joe Shanley of Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety can come across as an intimidating figure.

Until he opens his mouth, that is.

October 28, 2011 - 3:07pm
While Syracuse has had its share of warm weather this fall, that is not the only reason for increased bikes on campus.

Twenty years ago, Syracuse University had around 30 bike racks. Today, bikers in the university community can choose to park at one of 238 locations throughout the main and south campuses, according to James Thompson, manager of crime prevention for the SU Department of Public Safety. On busy days, bikers have also helped themselves to various railings, sign posts and fences to lock up to.

April 19, 2010 - 2:28pm
Syracuse police monitor Euclid Avenue despite student attendance at SU Showcase events on campus.

It was just another Monday on Euclid Avenue in Syracuse on April 19. Syracuse University students walked to and from class — some dragging their legs — while others quickly darted between slow walkers to avoid being late.