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PSU Alerts & Timely Warnings

When the Campus Public Safety Office learns of crimes covered by the Clery Act, it will consider whether to issue a campus-wide “timely warning” about the threat. A “timely warning” may be issued if, in the judgment of the Director of the Campus Public Safety Office or the University Vice President of Finance and Administration, a crime or potential crime constitutes a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Whether to issue a timely warning (and the content of the warning) is decided on a case-by-case basis, considering all the facts, including the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, the promotion of safety, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

Timely warnings may be issued in a variety of methods, depending on the circumstances of the crime. These can include:

  • Campus Wide E-Mail – Disseminated by University News and Communication at the direction of the Chief of Campus Public Safety and the Vice President of Finance and Administration.
  • PSU Campus Announcement System – via myPSU Portal under the “Daily Messages” channel.
  • Printed Notice – when appropriate may be posted at campus locations affected by the emergency.
  • Website Posting – public safety issues of on-going concern to the campus community are posted on the Campus Public Safety Office web site, under Timely Warnings.
  • Local Media – may also be provided information when the risk of harm in a particular incident can reasonably be expected to extend to off-campus areas.

If any other significant emergency or dangerous situation occurs on campus that, in the judgment of the Director of the Campus Public Safety Office or the University Vice President of Finance and Administration, creates an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees, or otherwise warrants a notification, an “emergency notification” will be issued. For example, emergency notifications may include notices of a fire, gas leak, or an outbreak of a communicable disease, as well as a notice of a Clery-reportable crime. An emergency notification will be sent to the areas of campus subject to the threat. This may include part or all of the campus, or may be rolling as the threat changes. Emergency notifications will be broadcast via the PSU-Alert system.  PSU may also use the other means of notification described above to effectively notify the campus community. Further information about emergency notifications is included in the 'Emergency Response & Evacuation Procedures' section of the Campus Security Report.

PSU encourages all students, faculty and staff to sign up for the PSU-Alert system by logging into https://banweb.pdx.edu/

 

2016

Jan 13, 2016: Threats of Violence Against PSU Community

Feb 19, 2016: Crime Alert: Robbery/Vehicle Break-ins

Jul 13, 2016: Information

 

2015

Jan 5, 2015: Person of Interest

Feb 12, 2015: Assault on Campus

Apr 03, 2015: Sex Offender Arrested

Jul 29, 2015: Carjacking/Kidnapping on Campus

 

2014

Jan 19-26, 2014: Vehicle Break-in

May 21, 2014: Armed Subject

Jun 01, 2014: Sexual Assault

Jun 25, 2014: Harassment

Jul 31, 2014: Wanted Subject

Aug 01, 2014: Wanted Sex Offender Notification

 

2013

Feb 04, 2013: Magazine Fraud

Feb 25, 2013: Forcible Fondling

Mar 25, 2013: Safety Alert for Broadway Housing

Apr 21, 2013: Broadway Housing Safety Alert

Apr 27, 2013: Female grabbed in NH

Jun 07, 2013: Suspect Arrested

Jun 08, 2013: Assault in Neuberger Hall

Jul 02, 2013: Physical Harassment

Oct 02, 2013: Identity Theft Safety Alert

Nov 18, 2013: Check Fraud

Dec 05, 2013: Robbery

Dec 11, 2013: Attempted Robbery: Assault

 

2012

Jan 12, 2012: Assault near Shattuck Hall

Apr 25, 2012: Threats of violence against the PSU Community

May 05, 2012: Sexual assault at University Place Hotel

May 10, 2012: Suspicious package at Market Center Building

May 21, 2012: Suspicious package

Jun 11, 2012: Male with gun near Parking Structure 3

Jul 20, 2012: Subject Excluded from Campus

Nov 14, 2012: Gas Leak on 4th and Lincoln

Nov 26, 2012: Sexual Assault

Dec 24, 2012: Safety Alert

 

2011

Dec 20, 2011: Sexual assault in ASRC

Dec 07, 2011: Incident in Parking Structure