Campus Emergencies, Warnings and Notifications

Campus Emergencies, Warnings and Notifications

 

Timely Warning: Sept. 8, 2017

It was reported to BU PD at 3:15 pm on Sept. 8 that a sexual assault occurred on upper campus last night. The offender is known to the victim. If you see something, say something. If you have any information about this case immediately report to University Police, 570-389-2211 or Town Police 570-784-6300 or 570-784-6779.

Promote safety and reduce your risk level: It is never a victim's fault when they have become a victim of a crime. Clery timely warnings are to assist and educate individuals with the hope of preventing future crimes. Tips:

  • When you go out, make a plan, inform others of your plan, and check in.
  • Try to take the most direct well-lit route and try to stay within areas where other people are around.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to police immediately. Descriptions of actors and vehicles are very helpful but do not put yourself in harm's way to get them. Instead remove yourself from the situation.
  • If you see a suspicious individual, make mental notes of Race, age, sex, height, weight, hair, eye color, build, clothing, last known direction of travel and anything unusual about the suspect(s) such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms and anything the suspicious person said is helpful to law enforcement.
  • Use the university on campus escort service, call (570) 389-5000.

Timely Warning: Sept. 5, 2017

An indecent assault occurred about 3 a.m. on Sept.4 on lower campus while the victim was visiting a person known to them. It was reported to BU PD about 3 a.m. on Sept. 5. If you have any information about this case immediately report to University Police, 570-389-2211 or Town Police 570-784-6300 or 570-784-6779. Promote safety and reduce your risk level.

It is never a victim's fault when they have become a victim of a crime. Clery timely warnings are to assist and educate individuals with the hope of preventing future crimes. Tips:

  • When you go out, make a plan, inform others of your plan, and check in.
  • Try to take the most direct well-lit route and try to stay within areas where other people are around.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to police immediately. Descriptions of actors and vehicles are very helpful but do not put yourself in harm's way to get them. Instead remove yourself from the situation.
  • If you see a suspicious individual, make mental notes of Race, age, sex, height, weight, hair, eye color, build, clothing, last known direction of travel and anything unusual about the suspect(s) such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms and anything the suspicious person said is helpful to law enforcement.
  • Use the university on campus escort service, call 570-389-5000.

A safe and secure environment is the responsibility of the entire campus community. Providing the community with information to help keep everyone safe is an ongoing effort of the Bloomsburg University Police Department.  Please take a minute to look at the safety information in this email and the attachment, which lists the evacuation assembly areas for emergency events, such as fire alarm activations at each building.

Quick tips

  • Report all crimes and suspicious activity to police.  Bloomsburg University Police can be reached at (570) 389-2211.
  • Walk in well-lit, heavily travelled areas when possible.
  • ·Download Husky Safe, our free safety app.  Look for “911 Shield” in the App Store or Google Play.  It provides access to police, additional emergency procedure information and much more.
  • ·Familiarize yourself with what it means to “shelter in place.”

To Shelter-In-Place:

  • If you are inside, stay where you are.  However, if it is a weather event such as a tornado or high winds, move to the basement of the building- they usually provide the best protection.
  • If you are outside, go to the nearest building and locate an open room.
  • Try to shelter in an interior room away from windows.
  • Shut and lock all windows, close all vents and turn off air conditioners and fans.
  • If available, turn on a radio, television or computer to monitor local news or weather stations.
  • Stay in place until given direction by emergency personnel.

University Police

BU's Police Department employs commissioned police officers enforcing Pennsylvania Crime and Vehicle Codes and University Policies. Security officers monitor parking. Police officers are trained in first aid procedures and CPR, including one specifically as a first responder. Contained within the department is a sexual assault specialist. University and Pennsylvania regulations pertaining to alcohol, drugs and fire safety are strictly enforced by officers.

Workplace Safety

BU's Office of Workplace Safety has university-wide responsibility for developing and maintaining health and safety programs, providing an environment that protects and promotes the health and safety of all students, employees and visitors, ensures compliance will all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. The department also provides training, consultation services and other various health and safety services.