When the Department of Public Safety becomes aware of criminal incidents that, in the judgment of the University’s senior leadership, constitute a potential danger to the campus community, the Department of Public Safety issues a Crime Alert to notify the community. These crime alerts may be distributed via the Departments website, e-mail, and flyers, advising the nature of the crime and information pertaining to possible perpetrators.
This is not to be confused with an “Emergency Alert.” An emergency alert is notification of an immediate danger or threat to the health and safety of the community. Should an emergency alert be issued, there is no need to issue a Timely Warning, except the University must still provide the community with appropriate follow up information regarding the circumstances.
Alerts to the Campus Community
CRIME ALERT: Robbery - February 18, 2020
At approximately 1:50pm, a student was walking on Easton Road to campus. As he approached the "B" entrance of Oak Summit parking lot, a young man, dark complexion, slender build, asked if he could use the student's cell phone to locate his lost cell phone. The student gave his phone to the unidentified male, who proceeded to drive off in a light blue-grey sedan. The individual, who also took the student's Beats headphones, was wearing dark clothing and white sneakers and has a "square-like" tattoo on his neck, under his ear. Public Safety and Cheltenham PD responded. Anyone with knowledge of this incident should contact Public Safety at 215-572-2800.
INCIDENT ALERT: Suspicious Package - January 27, 2020
Suspicious package found in Oak Summit's Parking Lot A. Cheltenham Police Department alerted. Determined to be no threat to campus community.
Community notified by email.