Category: Info

AlertSU messages published for general informational purposes.

Missing Person

The Department of Public Safety has been notified of a missing adult male. He is a visitor on campus and was last seen in the area of the Main Quad and Cantor Arts Center at approx. 1:30pm today.

The missing male, named Danny, is 87 years of age and described as a Chinese male, 5’7" tall and approximately 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white and black checkered shirt, black pants, and carrying a black messenger bag.

If seen, please contact the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.

Prowling/Peeping

Safety Tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and know your location at all times.  
  • Avoid distractions such as talking or texting with a cell phone when on foot.  
  • Walk or run on lighted and paved paths with the blue 911 emergency telephone towers.
  • Refer to the Suggested Routes Map at: https://stanford.app.box.com/v/Suggested-Travel-Routes-Map
  • Walk or run in pairs or groups, especially at night. 
  • Report suspicious activity or behavior immediately by dialing 911, 9-911 from a campus phone, or activating a 911 emergency tower.
  • For a free safety escort (9:00pm to 2:00am), please call (650) 725-SURE (Stanford United for Risk Elimination)

Dish Closure – Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in parts of the Bay Area, particularly at higher elevations, from 10 p.m. Friday, December 15, to 10 a.m. Sunday, December 17, due to a dry weather system moving into the region that is expected to bring gusty winds and low humidity.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast, and it represents the weather service’s highest level of fire alert.

Out of an abundance of caution, and recognizing the devastating wildfires that have occurred in California recently, the Stanford Dish will be closed to public use for the entire day on Saturday, December 16. The Dish will reopen to the public on Sunday, December 17, at 10 a.m.

The Matadero Trail in the Stanford foothills also will be closed during this period.

We appreciate the community’s understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this closure poses. Any updates that are issued over the weekend will be available at police.stanford.edu.

Community Alert, 11/2/17 11:40AM

The following information is an update to the Community Alert sent on 11/2/17 at 2:21am:

On Thursday, 11/2/17 at around 12:49am, Stanford DPS received a report from a female Stanford student that a person unknown to her had approached her from behind and grabbed her by the wrist and waist. The student had been walking on the path around Lake Lagunita and was near the Lakeside Dining Hall when the incident occurred. She was able to pull away from the subject, whom she described as a white male adult, around 20-30 years old, about 6’0 tall with an average build, clean shaven, with dark eyebrows and thin lips. He was wearing dark pants and a hooded blue denim jacket with the hood up over his head. The victim notified the police within a few minutes of the crime. Officers conducted a search for the suspect but were unable to locate him. This incident is being categorized as false imprisonment.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Stanford DPS at (650)723-9633.

Assualt & Battery 11/2/17 12:45am

Stanford PD: There was a reported assault in the area of Lake Lagunita. The suspect is described as white male 20-30 years old, and is unknown to the victim.

Community Alert 10/27/17

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) has received several reports of Caller ID Fraud (aka, “Spoofing”) over the past two days. In at least one instance, the University’s main number was spoofed. In two of the instances, the phone number for SUDPS was spoofed. One caller was told there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest.


As described on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website (www.fcc.gov), “spoofing” is a situation in which “a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.”


Spoofing is illegal when there is an intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongly obtain anything of value.


To avoid becoming a victim, we recommend the following when you receive a call that is suspicious as to what is being said or requested of you:


• Do NOT provide personal information such as credit card or financial institution account numbers, Social Security numbers, Mother’s maiden names, passwords, or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious. The caller may also try to pressure you to provide your information.


• If the caller says he/she represents a company or agency, such as SUDPS, and requests personal information or uses a ruse similar to the first incident above, hang up and dial the phone number on your account statement or listed on the website for the company or agency to verify the authenticity of the call and caller. The phone number and website for SUDPS is:
(650) 723-9633 / police.stanford.edu.


If you receive a call that is suspicious or that you believe to be an attempt to defraud using a spoofed phone number, please do not hesitate to contact the SUDPS.



This crime alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act. 

Sexual Assault

On October 24, 2017, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault (rape). The incident took place on the east side of campus after midnight on October 23, 2017. The victim and suspect know one another.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subject to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act. The remainder of this email provides information about preventing and reporting sexual assault.

Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense.
Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity.
Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one’s ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.
There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity; most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren’t sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. The university’s website containing resource information is: https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu/

Additional information and support can be found through the following resources:

CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING
Stanford Confidential Support Team
https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
650-493-7273

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps
650-723-3785

Faculty Staff Help Center
https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center
650-723-4577

NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING
Title IX Office
https://titleix.stanford.edu
650-497-4955

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
https://sara.stanford.edu
650-725-1056

Stanford Police
https://police.stanford.edu
911 (emergency)
650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Sexual Harassment Policy Office
https://harass.stanford.edu

Stanford Sexual Assault Support and Resources
https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu

Sexual Assault Resources Handout
https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources

This Timely Warning is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Chilled water curtailment ends

All chilled water curtailment has ended. Chilled water storage tank levels and forecasted loads are back to normal. It will take about two hours to restore remaining buildings to normal conditions.

Please notify your building manager of any continuing space temperature issues in your location. Thank you for your patience and support during the curtailment.

Cooling curtailment returns to Stage 1

Due to improved chilled water tank storage levels, the Stage 3 chilled water curtailment on the Stanford campus was lifted at 5:30 a.m. today and Stage 2 is being lifted starting immediately.

The campus will remain at Stage 1 curtailment until conditions are reassessed later this morning. A Stage 1 curtailment means that, in order to preserve sufficient cooling capacity for medical, research, data processing and other facilities, comfort cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus.

Further updates will be provided on emergency.stanford.edu. Thank you for your continued patience.

Building cooling update – Stage 3

The Chilled Water Curtailment affecting the Stanford campus this afternoon has been raised to Stage 3. This means that temperatures in teaching, research or commercial spaces may exceed campus guidelines of 80-85 degrees for a more extended period of time, perhaps 24 hours or more.

Building managers responsible for equipment that may be sensitive to heat should take steps to prepare for heightened interior temperatures.

Campus facilities managers are working actively to address the situation, which appears to be predominantly caused by the extraordinary heat wave along with high humidity levels and high overnight temperatures that have added to the load on the campus cooling system.

The duration of the curtailment is still unknown. There will be an update on Wednesday morning, and earlier if needed, at emergency.stanford.edu. The university appreciates the community’s continuing patience with the higher-than-normal interior temperatures.

Managers should continue to encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

Building cooling update

Due to worsening chilled water load and storage tank levels, a Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment is being implemented on the Stanford campus this afternoon.

This means that in addition to reducing comfort cooling in some buildings under Stage 1, the curtailment may result in temporary disruption of teaching, research and commercial operations. Temperatures in teaching, research or commercial spaces may exceed campus guidelines of 80-85 degrees for a limited period of time.

Managers should encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

The university continues to appreciate the campus community’s patience with this curtailment and will provide further updates at emergency.stanford.edu.

Building Cooling Alert

A Stage 1 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building comfort cooling in many campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the Stanford campus this afternoon (Tuesday, September 5).

Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the record-high weekend temperatures, along with continued high humidity and high overnight temperatures, the Central Energy Facility (CEF) chilled water storage level is lower than normal. A chilled water curtailment is required to reduce load and restore chilled water storage to normal levels. CEF chilled water production capacity is still less than normal, awaiting the replacement of two chillers in October.

A Stage 1 curtailment means that, in order to preserve sufficient cooling capacity for medical, research, data processing and other facilities, comfort cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus.

The duration of the curtailment is unclear at this time. Updates will be posted on emergency.stanford.edu on Wednesday morning and whenever there is further information.

Suspicious Circumstances, 5/7/17, 8:15pm

STANFORD PD: (MM/DD/YY), Reported Prowler/Peeping at (Location), (Time). Be alert & protect yourself. Updates will be posted on this page when available.

Indecent Exposure

STANFORD PD: On 04/30/17 at 1:55 AM, three victims who were traveling together reported to Stanford DPS that a male had exposed himself to them from outside of his parked vehicle on the east side of campus. The vehicle was described as a newer white sedan. Suspect left in his vehicle in an unknown direction and was not located. The suspect is described as a male between 30-50 years old, about 6 feet tall, heavyset, short dark hair, short beard and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing a dark polo shirt with a dark tracksuit jacket. Be alert & report any suspicious persons or activity. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

Community Alert — Scam Warning

Scam Warning


SUDPS has received several reports about individuals who are attempting to scam victims out of money by fraudulently claiming to be working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some of our community members have been victims of this scam in which the caller demands payment for back or missed taxes.
In one scam, the IRS impersonator has threatened the victim with arrest and the holding of their diploma if payment is not made. The scammer has been instructing victims to purchase hundreds of dollars in gift cards, most recently Apple Gift Cards. Once purchased, the victim is told to transfer the card numbers to the scammer.
The Internal Revenue Service website, https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-urges-public-to-stay-alert-for-scam-phone-calls, adds that some scammers will threaten individuals with deportation.
The IRS will not:
• Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
• Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
• Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
• Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
• Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:
• Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
• Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.
• Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.

If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
• Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you.

Community Alert

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Sexual Battery 4/26/17 5:25 PM

STANFORD PD: On April 27, 2017, at 5:25 PM, Stanford deputies were dispatched to a call of a sexual battery on the second floor of the Mitchell Earth Sciences building. A female staff member reported that a man came up behind her while she was at a water fountain and grabbed her buttocks.

Deputies identified and contacted the suspect, a 24-year-old Caucasian male who has no university affiliation, last seen wearing a red Stanford sweatshirt and black jeans. The victim declined to press charges in this misdemeanor crime not committed in the presence of police, so the police escorted the suspect off campus. This person does not match the description of the suspect who groped two women on April 7, 2017.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act. The remainder of this email provides information about preventing and reporting sexual assault.

  • Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense.
  • Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity.
  • Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one’s ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.
  • There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity; most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.

    If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren’t sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. For more information contact:

    CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING:
    Stanford Confidential Support Team
    https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
    650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

    YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
    650-493-7273

    CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
    650-723-3785
    https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps

    Faculty Staff Help Center
    650-723-4577
    https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center

    NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING:
    Title IX Office
    https://titleix.stanford.edu
    650-497-4955

    Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
    https://sara.stanford.edu

    Police
    911 (emergency)
    650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
    650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)
    https://police.stanford.edu

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Sexual Harassment Policy Office
    https://harass.stanford.edu

    Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources (Not Alone website)
    https://notalone.stanford.edu
    https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources (handout)

Suspicious Person/Indecent Exposure

STANFORD PD: On 04/18/17 at 11:57 PM a female reported to Stanford DPS that a male followed her into her student residence located on the west side of campus. While in a common area inside the residence hall the male exposed himself then left in an unknown direction and was not located. The male is described as a dark skinned male in his early 30’s, about 5’10", heavy set with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and holding a white towel. Be alert & report any suspicious persons or activity. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

Community Alert – Prowler Incidents

On Monday 4/3/2017 Palo Alto Police sent out a News Release regarding two prowler incidents in the College Terrace neighborhood. The incidents occurred Sunday 4/2/2017. Due to the proximity to campus and the nature of the incidents, Stanford Department of Public Safety is notifying the Stanford Community about the incidents. The complete News Release with a description of the suspicious person(s) can also be found at the Stanford Department of Public Safety website at police.stanford.edu.

The Stanford police encourage individuals to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible. 

If you have a problem with the links above copy and paste the link below into your web browser to see the Palo Alto news release.

http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=1&Entry=1534

Suspicious Person, 1/30/17

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm, Stanford DPS was notified of an individual behaving suspiciously, possibly using binoculars to look into a student residence on Santa Teresa Street. The officers located the individual in the Searsville parking lot on campus a short time later. The individual gave the deputies permission to search his vehicle, a white Mercedes Sprinter van with the words "Furniture – Build Repair Refinish Redesign Reface Recane" printed on the driver’s side and rear vehicle doors. Deputies found replica guns, stun guns, knives, ammunition, metal knuckles, handcuffs, and binoculars in the vehicle. The individual, a 56 year old male, was arrested for possession of weapons on campus and for peeping by instrumentality (binoculars). He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

This incident exemplifies the importance of immediately reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1.

Stanford police are investigating whether there is a connection between this incident and the report of a man with a possible gun sitting in a van in the Maples parking lot on January 20, 2017.

Hate Crime Vandalisms on Campus

Since 12/30/16, 17 incidents of vandalism of a similar nature have been committed at various locations on the Stanford campus. Symbols resembling swastikas, only with the arms inverted, have been drawn using a black substance, possibly a grease pencil on university property. The most recent incident occurred between January 20-22, 2017 in the Escondido Village housing area. Although the symbols were drawn facing the opposite direction from the Nazi swastika, it is believed the drawings are intended to connote anti-Semitism. The symbols appear similar to those that were discovered at various locations throughout Palo Alto earlier this month. The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) is investigating the matter. No suspects have been identified.

SUDPS has also received reports of an offensive flyer that has been received in several office printers around campus. The flyers, which contain inflammatory hate speech and images of swastikas, appear to point to an overseas hacker who has taken advantage of a vulnerability in networked printers around the United States to send out these documents to multiple universities around the country. The FBI and Stanford University IT have been notified of the flyers and measures are being implemented to secure the network and prevent these flyers from being printed on campus. At this time, the flyers do not appear to be related to the swastika graffiti discovered on campus, but part of a broader effort impacting multiple universities.

Anyone who may have information about either the swastika graffiti or the flyers is urged to contact SUDPS at (650) 329-2413 (24/7).

Individuals may also report acts of intolerance to the university through the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Additional information about reporting options and support resources can be found at: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/policies/acts-intolerance-protocol

The university’s Information Security Office (ISO) is proactively auditing university printers and will notify departments if vulnerable printers are identified. Additionally, ISO can assist with ensuring university devices are protected from unauthorized internet access. For more information, visit https://uit.stanford.edu/organization/iso

DPS RSS Test

The Stanford campus is open and operational. There is no emergency at this time.

Gas Leak

12/15, There is a gas line leak at 1035 Campus Dr. Evacuation in process and road closure on Campus Dr. East between Mayfield and Gerona Rd. Avoid area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu

SIREN MALFUNCTION UPDATE

Stanford DPS has been working with the vendors to identify the cause of Tuesday morning?s unintentional activation of the university?s outdoor warning system. Although not the conclusive cause of the activation, it appears there was a system malfunction after a software update that took place at 3am, which resulted in a system reboot. DPS is working with the vendor to ensure the situation will not repeat before we reactivate the siren system. Moving forward, we intend to set controls so that software updates will take place during typical waking hours. Additionally, the vendor will be examining the tower located on Stanford Ave to determine if there is anything about this specific tower that caused it to continue to activate even after the alarms had been cleared in the system.

Numerous persons have inquired about the delay in notifying the community about the nature of the alert. Because we were so focused on silencing the sirens and identifying the reason for the unintentional activation, we failed to notify the community about the non-emergency in a timely manner. Had there been an actual emergency, a text and email would have been sent concurrent with the activation of the siren. We immediately updated our protocols to minimize the chances of this type of delay occurring in the future.

Another observation provided by the community was that the verbal message was unintelligible in some areas. We were aware of this deficiency as a result of the annual test performed the previous week and are taking steps to address it.

After the annual system test, DPS received feedback that some people were unable to hear the siren from inside buildings. The system is designed to be an outdoor warning system and is not intended to be the sole means of notifying people of an emergency. A serious emergency that warrants the intentional activation of the outdoor warning system would most likely be accompanied by a text, email and possibly even a phone call. In the future, the university will also be able to utilize VOIP phones to send emergency messages.

Lastly, many asked what they should do in the event of an emergency in response to the activation of the siren system. Each situation will dictate what actions to take to best protect yourself and others. Absent further instructions or additional information, sheltering in place would be the recommended course of action. Additional information about how to react to an emergency notification as well as what steps to take in different types of situations can be found in the Annual Safety and Security report available on the police website at https://police.stanford.edu and in the Emergency Response Guide available on the EH&S website at http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/

Members of the Palo Alto, Menlo Park and surrounding communities have inquired about how they would receive information in the event there were an emergency at Stanford. Stanford posts information about emergencies on its publicly viewable websites including emergency.stanford.edu and police.stanford.edu. Additionally, the dispatch centers serving these cities and jurisdictions routinely communicate with one another and share information. In an actual emergency, these jurisdictions would communicate with one another and their respective communities. There is a certain level of uncertainty associated with emergencies. Information changes, sometimes quickly, so it will take some time to coordinate responses. Incidents like last night?s malfunction provide opportunities for emergency response personnel to address these types of issues and seek ways to improve existing protocols.

Stanford DPS wants to apologize yet again for the disruption. We appreciate the feedback provided by members of the Stanford and surrounding communities as well as the general graciousness of the community in response to the malfunction. We are taking steps to improve our response so that we can better serve the community.

Community Alert – Siren Activation

Dear Stanford Community Member,

This morning, Stanford’s outdoor emergency warning system malfunctioned, resulting in an activation of the entire siren system around 3:10am. We were able to deactivate the system; however, the tower on Stanford Ave continued to malfunction. We immediately began working with technicians to remedy the problem. Unfortunately, it has taken several hours to diagnose and resolve the malfunction.

I want to extend my sincere apologies for the inconvenience. We are investigating what caused the malfunction and will take steps to avoid future disruptions.

Updates will be posted on this website when available.

If you have questions, you may contact the Stanford Department of Public Safety at publicsafety@lists.stanford.edu or 650-723-9633.


Respectfully,


Laura Wilson
Chief of Police, Stanford

Annual AlertSU test on October 13 at noon

Dear Stanford Faculty & Staff,

On Thursday, October 13, between noon-12:30 pm, Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. Alert messages will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community.

Also being tested is a new enhancement to the AlertSU system via Cisco VoIP speaker phones. VoIP speaker phones are found in many of the academic and office buildings throughout campus. If you have a Cisco phone in your area, the AlertSU message will broadcast from the speaker phone and a banner message will appear in the display.

The test will also include activation of the outdoor warning system, which will sound an audible tone for approximately 60 seconds followed by a verbal message from each of the 7 sirens at various campus locations. The sirens will be audible throughout the campus and may also be heard in parts of the surrounding communities including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos.

There will be a link to a short survey as part of the test email message. Please take a few moments to complete the survey as your feedback will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the AlertSU system.

Prior to the test, it is important you verify that your contact information is correct. Students can update their contact information in Axess, and staff & faculty can update their information in StanfordYou. Make sure that there is an entry in the mobile phone field as this is the most rapid and direct way of communicating with you during an emergency.

If this were a real emergency, you would be asked to follow the specific instructions in the alert message. Other avenues, which might be used to inform the community about critical incidents, include:

  • Stanford’s emergency website: http://emergency.stanford.edu
  • Department of Public Safety website: https://police.stanford.edu
  • KZSU 90.1 FM
  • University emergency information hotlines: 650-725-5555 and 844-253-7878 (844-AlertSU)

    Upon receipt of an AlertSU message, notify others in your immediate vicinity to ensure they are also aware of the situation and the recommended safety precautions.

    In order to know when you are receiving an official call or text from the AlertSU system, program the following numbers into your mobile phone.
  • Phone: 650-725-5555
  • SMS/Text messages: 226787 or 67283

    For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page at: https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html.

    Evacuation procedures and how to respond to other emergencies have been included at the end of this announcement. They can also be found in the Safety, Security, and Fire Report 2016, https://police.stanford.edu/security-report.html and the Stanford University Emergency Response Guidelines: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/EmerGuide/EmerGuide_Oct_2011.html


    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Stanford Department of Public Safety

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    General Evacuation Procedures
    Upon activation of the fire alarm system or upon receiving an AlertSU emergency notification, all persons shall immediately evacuate the building and meet at the predetermined Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) unless directed to another location or unless it is apparent that the EAP is not a safe place to gather. At large outdoor venues, such as Frost Amphitheater and Stanford Stadium, proceed toward the nearest exit and follow any directions provided by safety personnel or event management staff. While evacuating, remain vigilant for dangerous or criminal activity, and report such observations to the police as soon as possible. Familiarize yourself with the evacuation procedures for any building; also locate the nearest exit and fire extinguishers.

    Fire Evacuation Procedures
  • Report a fire or smoke, even if the fire has been extinguished.
  • Use fire alarm pull stations (horn will sound and strobe will flash) AND
  • Call 9-1-1on a cell phone, or 9-9-1-1from a university phone.

    Evacuate
  • Leave the building as soon as you hear the sound of an alarm in a campus building or receive evacuation instructions via the AlertSU system (drills are not an exception).
  • Choose a safe exit
  • Before opening a door, check the door for warmth with the back of your hand:
    -If warm, leave the door closed, stuff towels or clothes in the cracks, and open a window.
    -If not warm, open the door slowly (CAUTION: the doorknob may be hot) and be prepared to close it quickly, if necessary.
  • Close doors as you leave to confine a fire.
  • If you see or smell smoke in a hall or stairway, use another exit.
  • Never use elevators; always use the stairs.
  • Help others evacuate.
  • Knock on doors and check bathrooms as you leave.
  • Offer assistance to individuals with physical disabilities.

    Report to the Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) for your building.Stanford EAP’s are denoted by a symbol of a blue triangle enclosed in a white circle. Every building on campus has at least one assigned EAP.

    Upon arrival, check in with your resident advisor (for student housing), building manager or response team leader. Also report any missing individuals. Faculty are responsible for accounting for individuals attending their classes.

    A map of all campus EAP’s can be found on the Environmental Health & Safety Emergency Preparedness Website: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/eap/

    Be alert of suspicious persons or activity. Immediately report any vandalism or tampering with an alarm.

    If it is not safe to evacuate
  • Close the door to the corridor and seal up cracks with wet towels.
  • Go to the window and open it a few inches.
  • Hang out a bed sheet or other large item to signal for help.
  • For more information about fire safety and evacuation procedures, visit Environmental Health and Safety’s Emergency Preparedness Website: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/index.html

    Emergency Evacuation Procedures

    Reacting to an Active Threat (such as an Active Shooter)
    If escape is not an option:
  • Lock and barricade doors.
  • Seek cover (with others, if possible) by placing as much material as possible between you and the threat.
  • Turn off lights (to make the area appear unoccupied).
  • Close blinds and/or block windows.
  • Silence cell phones (turn off vibration as well) but do not turn them completely off.
  • Keep other occupants calm, quiet and out of sight.
  • As soon as it is safe to do so, notify law enforcement by calling 9-1-1 or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone.
  • Do not approach emergency responders; let them come to you. Raise both your hands over your head. Otherwise, emergency responders may not be able to distinguish between victims and the person posing the threat.
  • Remain concealed until the threat has passed or you have been advised by law enforcement that you can exit.
  • Do not sound the fire alarms unless there is a fire.
  • Evacuation during an active threat event could place people in harm’s way.
  • Fight back as a last resort. Attack aggressively and in coordination with others, if possible. Throw objects or improvise other weapons (fire extinguisher, office equipment, etc.).

Community Alert – Sexual Assault / Rape

Community Alert – Sexual Assault/Rape
A female reported to a Campus Security Authority that she was raped in the early morning hours of September 30, 2016 by a male whom she did not know. The incident occurred in a student residence on the east side of campus. There is no information about the suspect or specific details about the incident available.

Updates, when available, will be posted on the Stanford University Department of Public Safety website (police.stanford.edu).

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subjected to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act.


CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES
Stanford Confidential Support Team
https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

YWCA Stanford Rape Crisis Hotline
650-493-7273

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
650-723-3785
https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps

Faculty Staff Help Center
650-723-4577
https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center

NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES
Title IX Office
https://titleix.stanford.edu
650-497-4955

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
https://sara.stanford.edu


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
https://notalone.stanford.edu
https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources
https://www.police.stanford.edu/security-report.html

Community Alert-Burglary 09/13/2016

There have been 4 burglaries reported to Stanford Public Safety between September 8th and September 12th. The property taken has included laptops and other electronic devices. Three of the four burglaries occurred in non-residential buildings (academic or institutional) and one occurred in a student residence. The method of entries were through unlocked doors/windows as well as forced entry (door pry & broken window).

The Stanford police encourage individuals who observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an office area without legitimate business, to call 9-1-1 immediately.

As a reminder, the University has established a requirement to verifiably encrypt all windows and Mac computers, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices that are used by employees on the campus network. The University Information about ways to best protect your mobile devices can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/group/security/securecomputing/

If you do become the victim of a crime, please report it immediately to the local law enforcement jurisdiction. If the property which has been stolen contains sensitive or confidential data, report the theft immediately to the university?s Privacy Office at (650) 725-1828 or privacy@stanford.edu.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information about crime prevention, please call the Department of Public Safety at (650)723-9633.

This message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Update Road Closure 7/7/16 12:30pm

FR Stanford PD: Stockfarm Rd between Campus Dr. W & Oak Rd is now open.

Prowling Incidents, 6/3/2016

The Stanford Department of Public Safety was notified at 9:23am this morning (June 3, 2016) of two separate incidents involving a male unlawfully entering the unlocked rooms of two different female victims and lifting the bed covers off of them while they were sleeping. Both incidents occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, June 3, 2016 at a student residence located on the 1000 block of Campus Drive East.

The first incident occurred at approximately 3:00am. A female awakened to find a male standing next to her bed lifting the covers off of her. The victim screamed and the male suspect ran out of her room. After approximately 30 minutes of searching the house, she saw the suspect in another location of the building. From a distance, she asked him who he was at which point he ran out of the building.

The second incident occurred between 6:00-6:45am. The second victim reported similar circumstances: she was awakened by a male standing next to her bed lifting the covers off of her. In this situation the victim chased the suspect out of the building and into the parking lot. He was last seen running towards Campus Dr.

The victims described the suspect as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5?9?, bulky/stocky build, with short brown hair, brown eyes, gray shirt, between the ages of 18-30 years old.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety Deputies is investigating these incidents. If you have information about these crimes, please call the Stanford University of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety encourages individuals to be alert and take measures to protect yourself, your property and those around you. Keep doors and windows locked. Call 911 immediately to report suspicious and criminal activity.