Syracuse Police Department

December 23, 2015 - 1:03pm
Civilian Training Day, which introduces locals to the job of police, puts trained officers in the roles of everyday citizens resisting arrest.

The Syracuse Police Department introduced a new way to discuss the divide between police officers and the general public: They gathered together members of local community groups, handed them a pair of handcuffs and a prop gun and asked, "Now what would you do?"

November 1, 2013 - 5:02pm
Comstock Avenue shut down Friday afternoon after emergency crews were called to the scene.

A corrosive chemical spilled in a third floor chemistry lab at Life Sciences Complex Friday, sending one student to the hospital and shutting down the building for most of the afternoon. 

The female student, whose name has not been released, was putting away a corrosive liquid when the container broke and spilled on the floor of the lab, Deputy Syracuse Police Chief Mark Zoanetti said in a statement to the press. 

"She recieved a laceration to her hand," Zoanetti said. "And she did receive some exposure to the liquid."

February 4, 2013 - 1:37am
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.

April 12, 2012 - 6:03pm
An ambulance took a male student to the hospital after a car hit him on Waverly Ave. and S. Crouse Ave.

It smelled like burning rubber and beer. It sounded like a tire screech. The street looked wet and something had shattered a few feet from the curb of Waverly Ave. and S. Crouse. 

Around 4 p.m., a male student was hit by a car while crossing the street. He was responsive after the accident and sat on the curb while medics spoke to him and put a neck brace on him. The student's identity is unknown at this time.

March 8, 2012 - 2:11pm
Syracuse University public safety officials say being more aware is the best way to curb traffic accidents on campus.

With almost 50 traffic accidents on campus so far this school year, public safety officials at the university and in the city are looking for ways to ensure driver and pedestrian safety in the Syracuse University area. 

February 20, 2011 - 10:34pm
While the 76-acre park adjacent to SU's campus has a reputation for criminal activity, actual incidents since 2008 suggest the popular spot may not be as dangerous as many believe.

What comes to mind when you hear the words Thornden Park?

Picnics, fresh air, long walks and gardens?

Or rather, is it rape, robbery, assault and murder?

If you’re a Syracuse University student, there’s a good chance Thornden’s sinister reputation as a place where criminals lurk behind every rose bush trumps nearly anything you’ve heard about the park’s assets.

October 19, 2010 - 9:29pm
Covering a fairly routine sidewalk protest near SU turns contentious.
Editor's Note: Photojournalist Keith Edelman was assigned to cover a protest near campus for The NewsHouse. The following is his account of a dispute with two Syracuse police officers.

Two hundred yards from Newhouse 3 — a building with the First Amendment plastered across its glass façade — I was nearly arrested by the Syracuse Police Department while covering a story.