Public Safety Alerts

Criminal Trespass in the West Tower

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating the report of a criminal trespass that occurred on the 7th floor of the West Tower between 4:20pm and 4:50pm on Friday, September 27, 2013.  The caller reported that an unknown person started to enter the room and upon being observed left the area.  The perpetrator is described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, having dark wavy hair and carrying a black backpack and black computer case.  There were no signs of forced entry into the area.  At this time it is unknown if this incident is related to any of the previously recently reported burglaries.

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management at 607-274-3333, or to leave an anonymous voice mail message at 607-274-1060.

Members of the campus community are reminded to always lock their offices, rooms and apartments and immediately report any suspicious activity to the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092 (f)], otherwise known as the “Clery Act,” the College is required to provide the campus community timely warning of certain crimes and other conditions that pose a serious or ongoing threat to life and safety. The College meets this notification requirement through the issuance of a “Public Safety Alert” intended to aid in the prevention of similar crimes and provide cautionary measures for the campus community. Clery crimes are as follows: aggravated assault, arson, burglary, murder and non-negligent homicide, robbery, sexual offenses (forcible and non-forcible), motor vehicle theft, and hate crimes (in accordance with Clery reporting categories for prejudice).

For additional information concerning timely warnings, crime disclosure and crime reporting, visit /sacl/safety/docs/AnnualSecRep/ to view the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. You may request a hard copy of this publication by calling 274-3353 or in person at the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services on Farm Pond Road. The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is staffed 24/7 year round.