The University Police Department (UPD) is responsible for providing the ESF college community with a safe and healthful environment in which to work, live and learn. The duties of UPD include foot and mobile patrol, law enforcement, criminal investigations, medical emergency coordination, community relations, traffic/parking services and crime prevention.
UPD services include on-campus escorts, bicycle registrations, keys/access fobs, vehicle lockouts and jump starts, parking passes, speaking assignments, personal safety, crime prevention, RAD(Rape Aggression Defense), and temp service/work study communicators.
On Move-In Day, UPD will be registering bicycles out front and Centennial Hall will be selling “U-bolt” bike locks for $15.
Personal Safety and Crime Prevention Tips
When possible, travel with a friend or a group. Stay aware of your surroundings while walking. Limit use of headphones/smartphones as distractions.
If you feel unsafe, or someone/something is suspicious, report it to UPD.
Always lock your dorm/apt/car doors and don’t leave valuables out in the open.
Use a “U-Bolt” lock on your bike - attaching it to a bike rack not a railing/sign/post/tree.
Make smart, sensible decisions; don’t put yourself in “No-Win” situations. (Walking a new route at night by yourself, getting in a car with an intoxicated driver, not letting someone know where you will be…)
This is your campus and home, hopefully for the next 4+ years. Set the example for our community.
If you see/hear something you don’t feel comfortable about, speak-up, call UPD or tell someone.
ESF UPD can be reached at (315) 470-6666 or 6667 and be sure to save this in your cell phone so you have it if you should ever need it!