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2018 Annual Security Report is Now Available

The 2018 edition of Your Safety and Security at Syracuse University is now online and can be found by visiting http://dps.syr.edu/annual-security-report/. This report is required by The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) and is one of the many ways we communicate with our campus community about crime and fire safety data, crime prevention programs, student safety guidelines, and important information on our campus safety reporting procedures.

We urge you to familiarize yourself with this information. And we ask that you be a vigilant partner in our ongoing and collective efforts to maintain a safe environment where all our community members can thrive.

To request a print copy of the Your Safety and Security at Syracuse University report, please contact Nikki Cooter, regulatory compliance manager, at njcooter@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.5476. Once you submit your request, your print copy will be delivered within 10 days.

National Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, October 3

On Wednesday, October 3, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, October 3. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

Learn more at dps.syr.edu.

Text SUSafe to 444-999 to Download Important University Contacts

The Divisions of Campus Safety and Emergency Services and Enrollment and the Student Experience are rolling out a new initiative to make storing relevant campus safety information on your cell phone easier. With a simple download, you will be able to import contact cards that contain information for the following campus resources:

  • Department of Public Safety
  • Safety Escorts
  • Syracuse University Ambulance
  • Counseling Center
  • Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team
  • Title IX Office
  • Student Assistance

Once you download the contact cards, it will automatically save information, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, and other links, for the above listed resources, to the address book in your cell phone.

To download the contact cards, text “SUSafe” to 444-999 to get both contact cards added to your cell phone today; follow this link to start the download; or a text message will be sent to your cell phone tomorrow with a link to download the cards.

Once you send the text, follow the instructions below to download the contact cards:

  1. You will receive a text with a download link shorty after.
  2. Click the download link in your texting application. You will now be brought to a KeynectUp web page with a link to the contact card.
  3. Click “download card” or “open in contacts” on the KeynectUp web page. The contact card will now be brought to your contact book.
  4. Click “save” or “open in contacts” on the web page. That is it, you are done!

If you have any problems with downloading the card, you can reach out to KeynectUp directly via text or phone call at 603.531.3211 or by email at support@keynectup.com.

Finally, during this introductory period only, our service provider, KeynectUp, will draw the phone number of one user, and our lucky winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card! You must complete the download in order to be entered for the drawing.

Operation Safeguard

Leaders from the Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services and the Department of Public Safety provide training sessions at faculty and staff meetings around campus focusing on suspicious activity reports, classroom safety and security tips, emergency procedures, crisis notification processes, community response to active shooter situations, and other safety and security related information.

To have representatives come to your meeting, please send us an email.

Department of Public Safety Conducts 2018 Emergency Drill

On Tuesday, July 31, the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS), Fire and Life Services (FLSS), and Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA), teamed up with the Syracuse Fire Department for a fire drill at the Biological Research Laboratories (BRL) building.  To learn more, visit dps.syr.edu.

DCSES Honors Employees, Community Members at Third Annual Awards Ceremony

The Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services honored 25 of its employees, along with one member of the Students for Community Safety Program and one Syracuse Community Member, at the second annual DCSES Awards Ceremony, held Tuesday, April 17. The awards honored the exceptional achievements of the divisional staff members throughout the 2017 calendar year.

The award recipients included:

Major Grant Williams Memorial Award
Carlos Uruchurtu Perez, Student, Class of 2020

Major Grant Williams Excellence in Service Award
Cleveland J. McCurty Jr., Crime Prevention Coordinator,

Department of Public Safety Community Member Recognition Award
Megan Panebianco, Syracuse University Ambulance

Outstanding Students for Community Safety Award
Charity Purchas, Residential Receptionist, Students for Community Safety, Department of Public Safety

Outstanding DCSES Administrative and Technical Services Award
Christopher Stewart, Automation Software Engineer, Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services

Outstanding Environmental Health and Safety Services Award
Ann Meany, Administrative Specialist

Outstanding Parking Services Employee Award
Robert Caruth, Field and Event Supervisor
Karen Ryle, Administrative Specialist

Excellence in Safety and Security Award
Brandi Bistrovich, Parking Lot Attendant, Parking and Transit Services

Outstanding Peace Officer Award
Michael Patsos, Training Coordinator, Department of Public Safety
Anthony Brauchle, Public Safety Officer, Department of Public Safety

Outstanding Community Services Officer Award
Christopher Hudson, Community Services Officer, Department of Public Safety

Outstanding Communications Officer Award
Amanda Bingham, Communications Specialist, Department of Public Safety
Greg Indick, Communications Coordinator, Department of Public Safety

Meritorious Performance Award
Anna Marie Schaap, Administrative Specialist, Department of Public Safety

Chief Law Enforcement Officer’s Award for Distinguished Performance
Joseph Hernon, Director of Emergency Management and Business Continuity, Department of Public Safety

Chief Financial Officer’s Award for Excellence in Overall Performance
Deanna Bailey, Associate Director of Field and Event Operations, Parking and Transit Services
Andrew Clary, Special Events Patrol Sergeant, Department of Public Safety

syracuse.com: Syracuse University staff smoothed the way for graduate’s grandparents (Your letters)

Sometime it’s the little things that make a big difference. Between the Parking and Transit Services staff managing the disabled shuttle, the DPS Fire and Life Safety officer who coordinates the disable entrance, and the Dome staff working Gate A, we have a great team of caring people making commencement comfortable for elderly and disabled family members. We apprecaite the kind words from the Klocek’s in a recent letter to the editor on syracuse.com.