In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the James Madison University Police are required to give a timely notice for Clery Act crime (criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery involving force or violence, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and major cases of arson) that occurs on Clery geography which includes the JMU campus, non-campus property (property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization not on the main campus), and public property (property within or immediately adjacent to campus) that is reported to a campus security authority or a local law enforcement agency and is considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. Incidents will be evaluated by the Chief of Police or his designee, on a case-by-case basis to determine if a serious or ongoing threat to the community exists. Timely notices may also be posted for other crime classifications, as deemed necessary for crimes occurring in Clery geography.  Until the investigation of the specific act has been concluded, it can  be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to  members and guests of the community.

JMU is not required by law to issue a timely warning for off-campus crimes; however, incidents occurring off campus will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if there is a crime that poses an ongoing or serious threat to the communiity. A community crime alert may be issued if the distribution of a crime alert is warranted so that students, faculty and staff can be made aware crimes that occur in the areas surrounding campus. Until the investigation of the specific act has been concluded, it can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to James Madison University.

*The JMU Police Department may not issue Timely Notice/Community Alert if the police have apprehended the subject(s) and the threat of imminent danger for members of the JMU community has been mitigated by apprehension.

Below is a list of the Timely Notifications, Community Crime Alerts and Public Safety Announcements that the Office of Public Safety of James Madison University have issued.


11/5/2017
Community Alert
James Madison University
Offense: Indecent Exposure
HPD Case # 2017-019324
Date: 11-05-2017 at approximately 1:30 am
Location: 800 Block Village Lane

Suspect: Possibly Hispanic male, 5'8", medium build, Dark hair, pants and a hoodie, approximately 45 years old.

On 11-05-2017 the JMU Police Dept. was advised of an indecent exposure incident that occurred at approximately 1:30 am on Sunday, Nov. 5th, 2017, in the 800 block of Village Ln. A female JMU student observed what she thought to be a Hispanic male exposing himself to her.  The alleged offender was approximately 5'8" and medium build, with dark hair, wearing pants and a hoodie.  The victim believed the alleged offender to be approximately 45 years old.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text "HPD," plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!



10/19/2017

Community Alert

James Madison University

Offense: Shooting

Date: 10-19-2017

Location: Bradley Dr. & Hunters Rd.

Suspect: Unknown

HPD Case Number 2017-099349

At 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, the Harrisonburg Police Department responded to a shooting near Bradley Dr. and Hunters Rd. in Harrisonburg.  The victim, who is unaffiliated with the university, was transported to Sentara RMH Medical Center. Harrisonburg Police are still on scene investigating.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text "HPD," plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!

Update: 10/20/2017

 The Harrisonburg Police Department has two men in custody stemming from a shooting that took place overnight. On October 19 around 7:20 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hunters Road and Bradley Drive for the report of a male, who had been shot and was transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle. The 18-year-old male was treated at Sentara RMH Medical Center and later transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 
Through the course of the investigation, three offenders were identified and two are now in police custody.  
 
Arrests
 
Luis Alberto Pinedo Lafferty, Jr., 19, of Harrisonburg has been charged with attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, malicious wounding as a principal in the second degree, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  
 
Shane Pouncey, 25, of Harrisonburg, has been charged with armed robbery, malicious wounding as a principal in the second, conspiracy to use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit an armed robbery.
 
Outstanding Warrants
 
Omeldo Alberto Pena Pineda, 25, of Harrisonburg is wanted for armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, malicious wounding, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is considered to be armed and dangerous and if seen, members of the public should contact police immediately and not approach him.
 
 
Detectives with HPD’s Major Crimes Unit continue investigating this shooting and ask anyone with additional information to contact the anonymous tip line through Crime Solvers. Callers can provide anonymous tips for a monetary reward, by calling Crime Solvers at 540-574-5050. Tipsters may also text “HPD” plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).
 


10/13/0217

Community Alert

Attempted Armed Robbery

Suspect: White male in his early 20's, thin build medium height with brown curly hair. The male was wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans with an American flag bandana covering their face. No further description.

Location: Harrisonburg Crossing, 100 Block of Burgess Rd.

Case Number: HPD 2017-096916

The Harrisonburg  Police Department reports on 10-12-2017 at 22:32 hours, an unknown white male approached two women as they sat in their vehicles talking in the Harrisonburg Crossing Shopping Plaza (Home Depot section). The male walked between the cars and pulled out a knife. The male asked if the two females had any money. The two women stated they did have any money and the male walked off North toward East Market Street. The male was described as a white male in his early 20's, thin build medium height with brown curly hair.  The male was wearing a grey hoodie and had an American flag bandana to cover his lower face.  Suspect has not been identified or located at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text "HPD," plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend. Use the buddy plan when you go out. Let someone know when you're going out and expecting to return.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

 Thank You and Stay Safe



9/10/2017

Madison Alert: This is a test of the comprehensive emergency notification systems including Voice, Text, email and activation of the Campus Horn and PA system.  This is only a test. In the event of an emergency this system can be used to relay vital information to the JMU Community. The test will conclude with the all CLEAR signal being given. Again, this is only a test.


9/8/2017

Students, Faculty, Staff and Affiliates:

JMU will conduct a test of the emergency notification systems on Sunday, September 10 at 3:00pm.  At that time on campus, the outdoor siren and PA system will be tested with a siren and audible message that will be broadcast across the system.  Also, an email will be sent to all students, faculty, staff and affiliates and a text message/voice message will be sent to the cell phones of all individuals who have enrolled for emergency notification through MyMadison.

If you have not already enrolled to receive emergency notifications via your cell phone or if you have changed your cell phone number since you enrolled in emergency notification, please log in to MyMadison by noon on Sunday, provide your cell phone information and authorize its use by the University for emergency notification.  Please note that you must explicitly authorize JMU to contact you via your cell phone for emergencies.

If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please see the MyMadison tutorials or contact the IT Help Desk at 568-3555 or helpdesk@jmu.edu.

For more information regarding the emergency response communication systems and other safety information at JMU, visit the Public Safety emergency notification procedures website at http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/emergency_notifications.shtml.



8/25/2017

JMU Alert:

OUR COMMUNITY OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Step Up Dukes and Keep Each Other and Our Community Safe

A few simple habits have a huge impact

• Use the buddy plan - Go places with friends whenever possible. Predators prefer victims who are alone.

No Buddy right now? Use JMU Public Safety's Escorts on Campus - (540)568-6913

Off Campus? Try SafeRides on weekend nights (540)568-7433

Still Alone? Use the GoSafe feature on the JMU LiveSafe Public Safety App 

• What's the LiveSafe Public Safety APP? - It's a free app for the JMU Community that allows you to call for help, communicate via text with Campus Police, anonymously if you want. You can look out for friends with the GoSafe feature. Push a button to call SafeRides. Check it out, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__bnc.lt_livesafe-2Dsa-2Djmubf1&d=DwIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=W-8-SAz3vHPB9Bj6bbveKQ&m=YPYVcqUGulxSLZhzyxDv0bCubJN3y6lPLbgEZ_-fjo0&s=65Ad2Rt1lm2W-477mA_zpMSf4nC_s7QPmXskIH19kxg&e= , it's FREE!!!!  

• Lock Your Doors - Keep residence hall doors locked for everybody's safety. 

• Watch Your Stuff - Don't leave laptops, phones, purses, or other valuables or personal items unattended.  Yes, people will even walk into an unlocked dorm and steal your stuff. 

• Record Serial Numbers - Record and keep a list of serial and model numbers for bikes, electronics and other valuables - Keep a copy at home. 

• Pedestrian Safety is Important - Yes, members of our community have been injured in pedestrian vs. vehicle accidents.

Use Crosswalks and CHECK BOTH WAYS before entering a roadway - Even when you have the            pedestrian light. 

Don't wear headphones in traffic

No sidewalk? - Walk facing traffic 

• Worried about Someone's mental health?  -  Our community has resources to help those in need.  Call (540)568-6552 for the Counseling Center or (540)568-6913 for Campus Police. 

• Hostile Intruder

Run - Get away as fast as you can if you can, keep your hands open and empty

Hide - If you can't get away, look for a place to hide

Fight - Last resort 

• Fire - See a fire or smoke - Activate a Fire Alarm. GET OUT!

Hear or see an activated fire alarm GET OUT! NOW! - Alert others as you leave

Use the stairs during a fire.  Elevators can lose power and become a trap

Call for Help! On Campus(540)568-6911 or 911 if off Campus. Or use the LiveSafe APP 

• If in need or in doubt call

JMU PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE DEPT. 

Emergency On Campus (540)568-6911  

Non - Emergency (540)568-6912  

Safety Escorts (540)568-6913  

Pd_dispatch@jmu.edu 

Emergency Off Campus 911


5/8/2017     14:04

JMU Alert: Due to a train derailment, S Main St in the area of Bluestone Dr, Harrison St and Maryland Ave are blocked. Many campus buildings have experienced a power outage. Most service has been restored. Those remaining without power should be restored within 30 minutes. There were no injuries and the train was carrying corn and nothing hazardous. Please avoid these areas until further notice. 

Update: 5:24

JMU Alert: Reference train derailment. South Main Street at Bluestone Drive is open to all traffic. Harrison St and Warsaw Ave is still closed.


5/1/2017  

James Madison University
Timely Warning
"Possible Threat to the Community"
Trespassing
Case Number 2017-007576
5/1/2017

 In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of incidents considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.

The JMU Police Department is investigating third party reports of a suspicious black male wearing a dark colored hoodie (no further information available) being observed entering a woman’s bathroom. One incident purportedly occurred in McGraw Long Hall on 4/30/2017 at appoximately 10:38 PM and a short time later a similar incident was reported occurring in Hillside Hall. The areas were searched and the suspect was not found. 

James Madison University shares this information to protect member of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents.

JMU students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to report all suspicious persons or incidents, however minor, to the JMU Police immediately at 540-568-6911.

Take notice of any person who does not belong in the area and persons loitering in hallways or common areas and report these incidents to the JMU police.

Do not allow piggy backing. Do not allow individuals to enter buildings without using their own JAC card.

Remain alert and observant of your surroundings. Trust your instincts. If you sense trouble, get to a safe place as soon as possible.

Anyone  with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail at publicsafety@jmu.edu .

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at https://www.jmu.edu/publicsafetu/safety.shtml .

Thank you and stay safe.


4/19/2017

James Madison University
Community Alert
4-19-2017
 Case Number: HPD 2017-015948

The Harrisonburg Police Department is reporting that several shots were fired at approximately 4:30 PM, April 19th, in the 400 block of Pheasant Run Circle Harrisonburg, VA.  There are no suspects or known victims at this time. The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text "HPD," plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend. Use the buddy plan when you go out. Let someone know when you're going out and expecting to return.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at  https://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/safety.shtml 

Thank You and Stay Safe!  

Follow-up 4/24/2017

On April 22, 2017 officers from the Harrisonburg Police Department obtained arrest warrants related to a shooting that occurred on April 19, in the 400 block of Pheasant Run Circle.  
After officers obtained the arrest warrants, Moses Ragland, 22, of Harrisonburg, was arrested without incident during a traffic stop in the early morning hours of April 23.   
Ragland was held without bond at the Rockingham Regional Jail with the charges of attempted malicious wounding (18.2-51), discharging a firearm at an occupied building (18.2-297), shooting from a vehicle (18.2-286.1), and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (18.2-53.1).   There were no reported injuries in this incident.


3/31/2017

JMU Community Alert: Spring Safety Tips

The James Madison University Public Safety, Harrisonburg Police Department, and the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to enjoy the warmer weather as spring is finally here.  This time of year, more people are enjoying outdoor social gathering and events. We want everyone to enjoy their social gatherings and events by remembering a few important safety tips.  Warm weather and outdoor barbeques go hand-in-hand so we have included some grilling safety tips as well.     

Hosting a Gathering/Event

•             Make sure you register your gathering/event and apply for necessary permits through the City of Harrisonburg. More information about what types of gatherings need permits at harrisonburgva.gov/social-gatherings.

•             If alcohol is present at the gathering/event, make sure that everyone consuming alcohol is over 21 years of age.

•             Make sure you have enough bathroom capacity for the gathering/event (e.g. rent porta-johns)

•             Abide by the City of Harrisonburg noise ordinance.

Drink Safely

•             Not drinking is an option.

•             If you drink, don't drive; always have a designated driver. Utilize SafeRides, Uber/Cab services, take the bus, or call a sober friend.

•             Avoid becoming inebriated and losing control.  If you're getting to the point that you don't have control of yourself or your surroundings, you need to stop and think about the types of situations you're putting yourself in. 

•             Intoxication seriously impairs your physical and mental abilities and makes you an easy target for becoming a crime victim.

•             Drinking impairs your ability to make good decisions concerning your safety.

•             Individuals and groups of individuals under the influence of alcohol may do dangerous or illegal things that they wouldn't otherwise do when sober.  These actions have consequences that can sometimes be life changing.

•             Alcoholism is a disease; if you or someone close to you needs help, contact the Counseling Center, Health Center, or Public Safety Department to determine your best available resources.

Party Safety

•             Never leave your drink unattended.

•             If you think your drink has been tampered with, let someone know and go directly to the hospital.

•             Attend parties with friends and look out for one another.  Go as a group and leave as a group.  Don't leave anyone behind or let anyone leave alone.

•             Remember to help each other, if you or a friend needs medical assistance seek it.

•             Control the amount of drinks you have and the rate at which they are consumed.

•             Always have emergency contacts on you or in your device.  If you have a smartphone, program emergency numbers into it. It's one of the first spots hospitals check if you're admitted alone because they are able to bypass your pass
              code in order to access your emergency information. 

Grilling Tips

•             Propane and Charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

•             The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

•             Keep children and pets away from the grill area.

•             Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.

•             Never leave your grill unattended.

Download the JMU LiveSafe app.


3/19/2017

Community Alert

Possible Threat to the JMU Community

Case Number HPD 2017-025439

3/19/2017

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a report of possible sexual violence occurring at approximately 01:00 on 3/19/2017 in an on off campus residence on West Market Street occurring during a party.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text "HPD," plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu. The JMU Title IX Coordinator can be contacted at 540-568-5219.

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes.

No action or inaction by a crime victim makes that person responsible for another person's abusive or criminal conduct.

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage.

Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of the situation or call for assistance.

Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so.

There is no shame in being a victim. Talk to someone who has knowledge of community and university resources and who may be able to reduce the impact on your well-being and help you end the abuse. The JMU Counseling Center can provide confidential help and can be reached at 568-6552.

Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in concerning activity, speak up and get involved, or contact someone who may assist.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http: jmu.edu/publicsafety/safety.shtm.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


3/20/2017

Tornado Drill Information

The 2017 Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill will take place on Tornado Preparedness Day, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 9:45 a.m. (If widespread severe weather threatens the commonwealth on that date, then the drill will be on Wednesday, March 22, at 9:45 a.m.)

The Statewide Tornado Drill is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., the National Weather Service will send a test tornado warning over NOAA weather radios. This test signal will sound a tone alert, show a test message or flash to indicate a message, simulating what people would hear or see during an actual tornado warning. Local radio stations, TV stations and cable outlets will also broadcast the test message via the Emergency Alert System.

Tornados are one of the most dangerous and unpredictable weather events and can materialize in a matter of minutes. Within the Shenandoah Valley and JMU community, it can be even more dangerous because of the mountains and uneven terrain and restrictions to line of site recognition. Familiarize yourself with the information below and be aware of your environment on campus.

JMU wants you to be prepared in the event a tornado does threaten to impact our area.  In the event of an actual severe weather threat, JMU may use these additional methods to alert the JMU community on the type of threat and safety precautions to take.

Madison Alert System:

-              SMS/Text Messaging

-              Voice Calls

-              Horns & Sirens

-              Public Address Systems

-              Blast Email

-              JMU Webpage

LiveSafe at JMU mobile app to notify the JMU Community: http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/resources_livesafe.shtml

Signs of an Approaching Storm

Some tornadoes strike rapidly, without time for a tornado warning, and sometimes without a thunderstorm in the vicinity. When you are watching for rapidly emerging tornadoes, it is important to know that you cannot depend on seeing a funnel: clouds, rain. or the regional mountain range may block your view especially in the City of Harrisonburg and areas of Rockingham County. The following general weather signs may mean that a tornado is approaching:

•             A dark or green-colored sky

•             A large, dark, low-lying cloud

•             Large hail

•             A loud roar that sounds like a freight train.

If you notice any of these weather conditions, take cover immediately, and keep tuned to local radio and TV stations or to a NOAA weather radio. (cdc.gov) NOTE: If a tornado warning is issued for the City of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County or JMU area an emergency alert may be issued as well as siren activation.

Know the Terminology

The following information is from the National Weather Service about what you should do in the case of a tornado. Read this information before any severe weather or tornado activity. This provides common information and preparation information that will help you respond if you experience weather event. Make sure you understand the definitions for tornado watch and tornado warnings listed above. (noaa.gov).

What is a tornado watch?

A tornado watch means that tornadoes and other kinds of severe weather are possible in the next several hours. It does not mean tornadoes are imminent, just that you need to be alert, and to be prepared to go to safe shelter when a tornado is issued. Know where your safe area is in your JMU dorm/residence hall or any other campus building. Ask your resident director or building coordinator if you do not know or not sure. Refer to building signs, local TV, radio, and building signage monitors. Listen for building weather radios, Madison Alerts, siren, social media, as well as other alert information and alarms. Turn on and set the alarm switch on your weather radio, make sure you have ready access to safe shelter and follow campus police and safety directions.

What is a tornado warning?

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been spotted, or that Doppler radar indicates a thunderstorm circulation which can spawn a tornado. When a tornado warning is issued for the City of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County or the JMU area, take immediate safety precautions. The local NWS offices will be the agency to issue tornado warnings. (noaa.gov)

It is important to remember that with any severe weather event, tornado, or hurricane normal JMU campus communications can be disrupted. Business and personal cellular phone service can be greatly impacted by the weather as well as damage to regional cell towers and equipment. Even in ideal conditions telephone use will dramatically increase for both home and cellular service carriers that may cause severe communication system loads for all carriers and limit cell phone use.

Know your environment

Make sure you understand and know where severe weather safe places are in your JMU dorm buildings, dining halls, offices, classrooms, and all buildings on campus you frequent. Sign up for Madison Alert!

During a Tornado

If you are under a tornado warning, seek shelter immediately!  Most injuries associated with high winds are from flying debris, so remember to protect your head. If available, put on a bicycle or motorcycle helmet to protect yourself from head injuries.

If you are in a JMU structure

Go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a dorm or campus building safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck.

In a JMU campus multi-story building

Go to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible. If available, put on a bicycle or motorcycle helmet to protect yourself from head injuries. Put on sturdy shoes. Do not open windows.

If you are in any portable classroom or temporary trailer or mobile home Get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes.

If you outside with no access to campus or other shelter

Get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter.  If your vehicle is hit by flying debris while you are driving, pull over and park.   Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat or other cushion if possible.

If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.  Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.  Never try to outrun a tornado in urban or congested areas in a car or truck. Instead, leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.


3/17/2017

Community Alert
 Possible Threat to the JMU Community
Case Number HPD 2017-024927
Sexual Assault
3/17/2017

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a reported sexual assault occurring in the early morning hours of 03/17/2017.  A female had gone to an off campus party the night of March 16, 2017. She left the party with a male acquaintance. They went to an off campus apartment where she was later assaulted.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text "HPD," plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu. The JMU Title IX Coordinator can be contacted at 540-568-5219.

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes.

No action or inaction by a crime victim makes that person responsible for another person's abusive or criminal conduct.

The most common type of sexual assault occurs between individuals known to one another including an acquaintance.

Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of the situation or call for assistance.

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage.

Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so.

Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in concerning activity, speak up and get involved, or contact someone who may assist.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http: jmu.edu/publicsafety/safety.shtm.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


3/14/2017

Inclement Weather Class Cancellation Notice

JMU Alert: Due to inclement weather, JMU will be closed Tuesday, March,14, 2017. Check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


3/13/2017

Inclement Weather Class Cancellation Notice

Due to the anticipated inclement weather, all evening classes at James Madison University that begin at 6 p.m. or later on Monday, March 13, 2017 will be canceled. Classes that have a start time prior to 6 p.m. but end after 6 p.m. will meet as scheduled.  Students should check with their instructors to see how missed class time will be accommodated.


3/13/2017

Potential Inclement Weather

Dear JMU Community,

Mother Nature appears to be bearing down on Harrisonburg and the mid-Atlantic region.  Weather forecasts are calling for a winter storm starting tonight and ending Wednesday.  The university continues to monitor the forecast and make appropriate preparations. During this time, it may become necessary for the university to communicate with you regarding JMU's operating status and about situations that may affect your safety. The university will communicate in the following manners:

www.jmu.edu.  Our university website will always contain the most accurate and comprehensive information about the university's operating status, makeup days, and safety information.

• Madison Alert Emergency Notification System.  JMU's Madison Alert System employs a number of different methods of communications including text messaging, emails, phone calls, and on-campus loudspeakers and sirens.  The system is designed for immediate communication and will often provide you with timely instructions to stay safe in a particular situation.  Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date by visiting MyMadison.

• LiveSafe mobile app.  Download the LiveSafe mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.  The app provides instant access to police dispatchers via phone or text and also provides help tips for many emergency situations.

• To use public transportation, be sure to check the city's website:  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.harrisonburgva.gov_bus-2Dservice&d=DwIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=W-8-SAz3vHPB9Bj6bbveKQ&m=TrqBNIiym36qaQVVfwt_LICE8HE0v_B-iB2sQdsHqRs&s=2lSwGmQTwqrLQUkUplhM5TRwF62LDHHKsbahJJldH5s&e=

JMU's Facilities Management and Public Safety staff will be working around the clock to keep the campus as safe as possible given the weather conditions.  If you encounter a situation that threatens the life or welfare of you or another individual, contact emergency personnel at 568-6911 on campus or 911 off campus.

Practical tips for staying safe during winter weather:

• Stay informed. Throughout the weather event, monitor weather forecasts and university communication.

• Layer up. Dress appropriately for the weather when going outside. Hypothermia and frostbite are serious conditions and can occur quickly.

• Don't drive. Roads can become hazardous quickly. Few vehicles have the capability of traversing through snow and ice. Attempting to drive puts you and others at risk of serious injury.

• For those who live off-campus: Be prepared. Have at least a three-day supply of food and water. Keep extra clothing and blankets on hand in case your heat malfunctions. Check the batteries in your flashlights in case the power goes out.

• For those who live on-campus: Keep your RA or HD informed of any difficulties in your residence hall.

• Charge your computer, laptop, and cell phone in case there is a loss of power.

• Make good decisions. Winter weather can be a fun time. However, participating in risky behaviors can bring that fun to a screeching halt in an instant. Take the appropriate precautions when participating in outdoor activities such as sledding, snowball fights and other outdoor games. Remember, alcohol impairs your judgment and makes you susceptible to the physical effects of winter weather more quickly.

Before you venture out into the weather, check the appropriate websites to determine what other services/offices are open and the hours of operation during the storm (UREC, University Health Center, University Union, for example).

Be safe and be smart!



3/2/2017

The James Madison University Department of Public Safety, along with the Harrisonburg Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, would like to remind you to take just a couple of minutes to properly prepare before leaving Harrisonburg for the upcoming school break.  Many of these tips are intended for students but can just as easily apply to faculty and staff as well and can be adapted by everyone for their day to day safety in any community.   

SECURE YOUR PROPERTY
•    Take anything of value, especially small items, home with you.  (i.e. iPods, laptops, jewelry, etc.)
•    Lock your dorm room, private space, apartment or office when you leave for break.
•    Close and lock all windows and sliding glass doors.  Place wooden dowel in sliding glass door track.  (You can purchase wooden dowels at your local hardware store.)
•    If you leave your vehicle in a campus parking lot or at your apartment complex, place all valuables                     out of site, secure them in the trunk and lock your doors.  Try to leave vehicle parked under a streetlight.
•    If you have a bicycle, check with your hall staff to see if it is okay to leave your bicycle in your room over break.  If you cannot leave it in your room, secure it to a bike rack.
•    If you live off-campus, secure your bicycle in your apartment.
•    Write down all your serial numbers for your valuables, take pictures of them and store in a safe place.  

  • Off –Campus residents may also want to contact the U.S. Postal Service to suspend residential mail delivery while away.

NOTIFY FAMILY & FRIENDS
•    Your intended travel plans – your time of departure and estimated time of arrival.
•    Give them the phone number and address of where you’ll be staying (if not going home) and/or who you are traveling with.
•    Fully charge your cell phone for your trip.
•    Notify family or friends if you are delayed because of car trouble or traffic problems along your route.

THE 511 SYSTEM
•    What is the 511 system?
•    The 511 system is a one-stop resource for all the information you need for making your travel plans.  The 511 system has real-time traffic conditions, route planning and information about alternative ways to travel without a car.
•    You can access the 511 system from any phone (dial 511) or computer at http://www.511virginia.org/

•    Before leaving for break, check your travel route for any delays or major road construction projects.
•    If you are delayed, call 511 or check http://www.511virginia.org/ to get an alternate travel route.

PUT TOGETHER A TRAVEL SAFETY KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE
   (The kit should include)
•    Cellular phone fully charged.  Cell phone car charger.
•    Flashlight with extra batteries
•    First Aid kit
•    Map of travel routes
•    Basic tool kit
•    Set of jumper cables
•    Blanket & warm clothes

BEFORE STARTING YOUR TRIP
•    Top off vehicle gas tanks
•    Have vehicle serviced on a regular basis
•    Check the air in your tires
•    Get plenty of rest before driving

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Look out for your neighbors and call the local police if you observe suspicious activity.  If you’re in Harrisonburg over the holidays, local police can be reached at;

  • JMU Police 540-568-6913
  • Harrisonburg Police 540-434-4436
  • Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department 540-564-3800
  • The LiveSafe Smartphone App

Call 911 for emergencies

For additional public safety information visit our website at  www.jmu.edu/publicsafety

Thank you and have a safe break!

 


12/12/2016

The James Madison University Department of Public Safety, along with the Harrisonburg Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, would like to remind you to take just a couple of minutes to properly prepare before leaving Harrisonburg for the upcoming school break.  Many of these tips are intended for students but can just as easily apply to faculty and staff as well and can be adapted by everyone for their day to day safety in any community.  

 SECURE YOUR PROPERTY

•    Take anything of value, especially small items, home with you. (i.e. iPods, laptops, jewelry, etc.)

•    Lock your dorm room, private space, apartment or office when you leave for break.

•    Close and lock all windows and sliding glass doors.  Place wooden dowel in sliding glass door track.  (You can purchase wooden dowels at your local hardware store.)

•    If you leave your vehicle in a campus parking lot or at your apartment complex, place all valuables out of site, secure them in the trunk and lock your doors.  Try to leave 
     vehicle parked under a streetlight.

•    If you have a bicycle, check with your hall staff to see if it is okay to leave your bicycle in your room over break.  If you cannot leave it in your room, secure it to a bike rack.

•    If you live off-campus, secure your bicycle in your apartment.

•    Write down all your serial numbers for your valuables, take pictures of them and store in a safe place. 

•    Off -Campus residents may also want to contact the U.S. Postal Service to suspend residential mail delivery while away.

 NOTIFY FAMILY & FRIENDS

•    Your intended travel plans - your time of departure and estimated time of arrival.

•    Give them the phone number and address of where you'll be staying (if not going home) and/or who you are traveling with.

•    Fully charge your cell phone for your trip.

•    Notify family or friends if you are delayed because of car trouble or traffic problems along your route.

 THE 511 SYSTEM

•    What is the 511 system?

•    The 511 system is a one-stop resource for all the information you need for making your travel plans.  The 511 system has real-time traffic conditions, route planning and information about alternative ways to travel without a car.

•    You can access the 511 system from any phone (dial 511) or computer at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.511virginia.org_&d=CwIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=W-8-SAz3vHPB9Bj6bbveKQ&m=Z_M2BeuzjKm5QdqH6JzkArT_TXx_90XHU0DmtcaD5RU&s=qamvc5OhRDenjEz-GEv50yyzY-1iejFSpIle4Eox47k&e=

•    You can check for travel conditions outside Virginia at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.fhwa.dot.gov_trafficinfo_511.htm&d=CwIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=W-8-SAz3vHPB9Bj6bbveKQ&m=Z_M2BeuzjKm5QdqH6JzkArT_TXx_90XHU0DmtcaD5RU&s=2fZErZ3UxvbkQY7iCvE8grM76JKrY4GOw_pxD50p7y8&e

•    Before leaving for break, check your travel route for any delays or major road construction projects.

•    If you are delayed, call 511 or check https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.511virginia.org_&d=CwIFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=W-8-SAz3vHPB9Bj6bbveKQ&m=Z_M2BeuzjKm5QdqH6JzkArT_TXx_90XHU0DmtcaD5RU&s=qamvc5OhRDenjEz-GEv50yyzY-1iejFSpIle4Eox47k&e=  to get an alternate travel route.

 PUT TOGETHER A TRAVEL SAFETY KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE

   (The kit should include)

•    Cellular phone fully charged.  Cell phone car charger.

•    Flashlight with extra batteries

•    First Aid kit

•    Map of travel routes

•    Basic tool kit

•    Set of jumper cables

•    Blanket & warm clothes

 BEFORE STARTING YOUR TRIP

•    Top off vehicle gas tanks

•    Have vehicle serviced on a regular basis

•    Check the air in your tires

•    Get plenty of rest before driving

 REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Look out for your neighbors and call the local police if you observe suspicious activity.  If you're in Harrisonburg over the holidays, local police can be reached at;

•             JMU Police 540-568-6913

•             Harrisonburg Police 540-434-4436

•             Rockingham County Sheriff's Office 540-564-3800

•             The LiveSafe Smartphone App

Call 911 for emergencies

For additional public safety information visit our website at  www.jmu.edu/publicsafety

Thank you and have a safe break!


12/11/2016

                                                                                         James Madison University
                                                                                             Community Alert
                                                                                  "Possible Threat to the Community"
                                                                                              Armed Robbery
                                                                        Harrisonburg Police Department Case: 2016-108145                                                                                                                12/11/2016

Offense: Armed Robbery
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Location: 1100 Block of Forrest Hills Rd.
Suspect: Unknown believed to be male, approximately 5'7", small build dressed in all black armed with a black handgun

On December 11th, the James Madison University Police Department was notified by the Harrisonburg Police Department of an armed robbery that occurred at the Days Inn Motel in the 1100 block of Forest Hills Road at approximately 3:30 AM on Sunday December 11th. The alleged offender was described as 5'7", small build, dressed entirely in black and armed with a black handgun.  The alleged offender is believed to be male.  The suspect fled towards Greenbriar Drive.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text "HPD," plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend. Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance. Be aware of your surroundings, including where you are and who is around you. Take all necessary steps to protect yourself and each other. Do not hesitate to call 911.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.


Thank You and Stay Safe!


11/18/2016
OFFENSE: Brandishing
LOCATION: Port Republic Rd. and Bluestone Dr.
TIME: Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 1205 PM
SUSPECT(S): Older White Male with White Hair

On Friday November 18th, The JMU Police Department received a complaint of brandishing of a firearm.  At 1205 PM, the victim was stopped on the 200 - 300 block of Port Republic Road at a red traffic light.  When the light turned to green, the vehicle behind the victim pulled up to the driver side of the victim and the driver made an obscene gesture directed towards the victim. The victim made an obscene gesture back. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the victim and drove west bound on Port Republic Rd.  The suspect vehicle was described as a tan sedan operated by an older white male with white hair.

Anyone with information can contact the James Madison University Police by telephone at 540.568.6911; in person at the Public Safety Office in Anthony Seeger Hall, located at the intersection of West Grace and South Main Streets; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu, or use the LiveSafe App on their phone.

The James Madison University Police Dept. recommends that you not respond to provocations that may lead to a road rage confrontation and call police instead.

The poster version of this message suitable for posting on bulletin boards in your area will be available in PDF or HTML versions at: http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml. Be careful to reconcile the case number and date on the poster version selected with that found at the head of this message.


11/15/2016

Emergency Notification

09:08  JMU Alert: The Harrisonburg Police Department is working an incident at 1173 Devon Lane. Please stay clear until further notice.

Follow-up:

There is ongoing police activity at The Harrison apartment complex at the 1100 block of Devon Lane. Surrounding buildings have been evacuated. Continue to avoid the area.

What is known at this time is that a suspect, who is not a JMU student, is barricaded inside of an apartment. The JMU Police Department is providing support to the Harrisonburg Police Department, the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police, who are responding to the incident.

There is no threat to campus. Students will be made aware when it is safe to return to the Devon Lane area. Follow @JMU on Twitter and www.jmu.edu for updates.

Follow-up

02:37 JMU Alert: The incident at 1173 Devon Lane has been resolved. Subject has been taken into custody. Law Enforcement will continue on scene investigation. 


10/27/2016
James Madison University
Timely Warning
"Possible Threat to the Community"
 Burglary
Case Number 2016-016141
Case Number 2016-016146
Case Number 2016-016197
 10/27/2016

 In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of incidents considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.

The JMU Police Department is investigating several instances where unknown person(s) have entered unlocked offices, while the occupants are gone momentarily, removing money and personal effects.  On 10/25/2016, two instances occurred in Roop Hall between the hours of 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Another instance occurred in CISAT A3 between the hours of 14:00 and 16:45.

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days and report suspicious activity.

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu


10/25/2016

JMU Alert: JMU is testing the comprehensive emergency notification systems including Voice, Text and Email. This is only a Test. In the event of an emergency this system can be used to relay vital information to the JMU Community. Again, this is only a Test.


10/22/2016

James Madison University 
Timely Warning 
“Possible Threat to the Community”
Strong Armed Robbery 
Case Number 2016-015948
10/22/2016

Suspects: Two black males in dark clothing, no further description. 
Location: Hanson Field
Case Number 2016-015948 

The James Madison University Police Department received a report of a strong armed robbery that occurred on Hanson Field at approximately 1:50 AM on Saturday morning, October 22nd, 2016.  The victim reported he was walking alone when he was grabbed by two unidentified black males dressed in dark clothing.  The males took his money. The victim was then able to flee the area. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu; or by using the LiveSafe Public Safety App. 

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend. Use the buddy plan when you go out. Let someone know when you’re going out and expecting to return. Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance.
Be aware of your surroundings, including where you are and who is around you. Take all necessary steps to protect yourself and each other. Do not hesitate to call 911.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!



10/19/2016

Drop, Cover and Hold On! 

On Thursday, October 20 at 10:20 a.m., James Madison University will join individuals and organizations throughout the southeast United States in participating in the Great Southeast Shakeout. The August, 2011 magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Louisa County, Virginia, reminds us that we all need to be prepared for all sorts of natural disasters. 

The Great Southeast Shakeout recommends the following procedures during an earthquake: 

  • DROP to the ground. 
  • Take COVER under a table or desk . 
  • HOLD ON to the table or desk until the tremor has passed. 

In lieu of a formal earthquake drill, the university is encouraging building coordinators, hall directors, supervisors, professors and classroom personnel to visit the Great Southeast Shakeout website and review steps that should be taken to prepare for an earthquake. 

 www.shakeout.org/southeast/ 

In addition to the information on the Great Southeast Shakeout website, the campus community is reminded of the following guidelines during an emergency:   

  •  911 and the campus equivalent, 568-6911, should only be used if you are in imminent danger or witness someone else in imminent danger. 
  •  Fire alarms are to be used only for actual emergencies such as fire or obvious structural damage that poses a threat to individuals. 

James Madison University will communicate with the university community through www.jmu.edu, AM radio station 1610 and/or via text or voicemail messages through the university¹s emergency communications system.



10/18/2016

Students, Faculty, Staff and Affiliates:     

JMU will conduct a test of the emergency notification system on Tuesday, October 25 at 1:50pm.  At that time a blast test email will be sent to all students, faculty, affiliates and staff and a text message/voice message will be sent to the cell phones of all individuals who have enrolled for emergency notification through MyMadison.    

If you have not already enrolled to receive emergency notifications via your cell phone or if you have changed your cell phone number since you enrolled in emergency notification, please log in to MyMadison by Monday, October 24, provide your cell phone information and authorize its use by the University for emergency notification.   Please note that you must explicitly authorize JMU to contact you via your cell phone for emergencies.  

For more information regarding the emergency response communication systems and other safety information at JMU, visit the Public Safety emergency notification procedures website at http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/emergency_notifications.shtml.   

Enrolling/Updating your emergency notification options:  

Faculty/Staff: 

Beginning Tuesday, October 18, you will be requested to validate your emergency notification opt-in status and cell phone data in MyMadison when you access any item on the employee tab.   If you don’t have any changes, you will need to select that you have validated your data.   You will not be able to access anything on the employee tab until you have done so.   While you are updating your data, please take a minute to also verify your office building and room.  This information is also important.  

Students: 

Emergency notification validation is part of the semester check-in process.  If you have not made any changes to your cell phone number, you will not need to do anything additional to validate your data.  

If you have any questions about the process, please see the MyMadison tutorials or contact the IT Help Desk at x83555 or helpdesk@jmu.edu.  

Thanks, 

Lee Shifflett  

Chief of Police



10/4/2016

Last night, there were rumors of a “creepy clown” sighting on campus.  Many individuals took to social media to perpetuate the rumor without any substantiation.  JMU Police investigated the rumor and quickly determined there was no threat to the campus community as the “sighting” actually originated on another college campus in a different state.

The Office of the Dean of Students would like to remind the JMU community that it is the responsibility of all students to act responsibly online, including on social media, to keep campus safe. Last night the supposed sighting of a clown on campus incited a hysteria that could have ended badly – not because of a clown but because individuals acted irresponsibly.  In the case of a true emergency on campus, JMU Public Safety will activate the emergency Mass notification system not only to alert the community but also to provide direction during such emergency.

If you do not know something to be true from a reliable source, do not share it to social media, especially in a situation where that information could compromise public safety.  If you do see something suspicious, it is your responsibility to immediately report that situation to law enforcement, not just to your social media outlets. Suspicious activity can be reported to JMU Police Department with one click through the JMU LiveSafe app, or by calling 540-568-6911. When reporting suspicious activity, you may be asked by law enforcement to recall who or what you saw, when you saw it, where it occurred, and why it's suspicious.

We want to be clear that social media posts that threaten public safety are not harmless jokes. They are taken seriously and investigated by law enforcement.


9/23/2016

Community Alert
Possible Threat to the JMU Community
9/23/2016
Harrisonburg Police Department  
Burglaries occurring off campus

Offender Description:
• White male
• 6’01”
• Slim Build
• Black Shorts, Black Tank Top
• Carrying a Guitar 
• Large Backpack
• brown shaggy hair w/ blonde highlights 

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, officers with the Harrisonburg Police Department took 3 separate reports along Sully Drive, where an apparent suspect was entering unlocked residences and removing items from the home. The incidents are summarized as follows: 

Incident: 2016-082726 
Time: 4:48 PM
Location: 1100 Block of Sully Drive  

Details: One of the residents was asleep in her room when the suspect entered and asked if Ashley was home. When the victim answered that Ashley did not live there, the suspect left the residence.  

•Appears as if the offender went through all the bedrooms in the residence 
•Believed to have entered through a front window with a broken window lock 
•Items stolen: David Yurman bracelet, Pandora bracelet, Michael Kors watch, Kay Jewelers pearl bracelet, Gucci sunglasses, gold bracelet, gold necklace, Canon EOS 500 camera, memory card 

Incident: 2016-082745
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1000 Block of Sully Drive 

Details: Item was taken from inside the residence and was sitting next to a table in the living room  

• Witness confronted the suspect at the front door, and he stated that he was there to deliver flowers to the Victim
• Entry is believed to of been made through the front door 
• Items stolen: Black CA Speaker set  

Incident: 2016-082791 
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 1200 Block of Sully Drive
Details: Entry is believed to have been made through the unlocked front door.  

• Stolen item was located on a table in the living room of the residence 
• Item stolen: Jawbone Bluetooth Speaker – white 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu.  

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.
Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance.
Be aware of your surroundings, including where you are and who is around you. Take all necessary steps to protect yourself and each other. Do not hesitate to call 911. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at https://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/safety.shtml   

Thank You and Stay Safe!


8/31/2016
Community Alert
Possible Threat to the JMU Community
8/31/2016
Harrisonburg Police Department Case Number 2016-074439 
 Aggravated Assault 

The JMU Police Department was notified by the Harrisonburg Police Department of an aggravated assault occurring off campus. The aggravated assault occurred on 8/27/2016 at approximately 11:55PM in the 800 Block of Devon Lane. Three individuals were walking down Devon Lane when several individuals walked up behind them. One of the suspects, a white male wearing a white shirt and a light colored hat described as approximately 6 feet tall and 185 pounds with brown hair struck one individual in the face causing him to lose consciousness. As one of the individuals attempted to provide aid, another suspect described as a white male wearing a navy blue shirt described as approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds struck him in the face. The victims stated they did not recognize the suspects and the incident was unprovoked. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu.  

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance.
Be aware of your surroundings, including where you are and who is around you.
Take all necessary steps to protect yourself and each other. Do not hesitate to call 911. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at https://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/safety.shtml   

 Thank You and Stay Safe!


Timely Warning 
8/27/2016 
Case Number 2016-012629 

The James Madison University Police Department has been made aware of a third party anonymous report of an attempted assault. It is reported that on 8/25/2016, Thursday night, time unknown, a female was returning to campus when a male she was walking with threw her on to the ground and tried to sexually assault her. She reported she fought him off and got away. She did not know the individual and did not provide a description of the suspect or exact location of the incident. No further details of the incident were provided.  

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department  at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu. The JMU Title IX Coordinator can be contacted at 540-568-6991.  

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law.  Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so.  

Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in concerning activity, speak up and get involved, or contact someone who may assist.  

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!


3/24/2016

Community Alert Possible Threat to the JMU Community March 24, 2016 Case Number HPD 2016-024616

The Harrisonburg Police Department was notified of a suspicious occurrence that occurred on March 23, 2016 at approximately 8:30PM.

A female student drove her vehicle into Sunchase Apartments and observed an individual described as a scruffy older white male wearing jeans and a white shirt smoking a cigarette standing along the sidewalk area. As she exited her vehicle to enter her residence, she stated he walked quickly toward her and said something that sounded like “Don’t run, I’ll grab you”. She ran to her door and went into her apartment without incident. The Harrisonburg Police Department responded but was not able to locate the individual.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu.. 

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes.

Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance.

Be aware of your surroundings, including where you are and who is around you. Take all necessary steps to protect yourself and each other. Do not hesitate to call 911

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe!

Update 4/5/2016

Further information hs been recieved identifying the individual related to this incident.

If this individual displays any threatening behavior please take action and call the Harrisonburg Police Department at 540-434-4436 or Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at  540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police  Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu..


2/8/2016

Community Alert Possible Threat to the JMU Community  February 8, 2016 Case Number HPD 2016-010935

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating an incident in which a female non-student had gone to a party in the 1400 Block of S. Main Street the night of February 6, 2016. At the party, she met a male and was given a drink and later left the party with the male. The victim woke up the next morning at an unknown residence unable to recall the events of the proceeding evening. The Harrisonburg Police Department is actively investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu. The JMU Title IX Coordinator can be contacted at 540-568-6991. 

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes.

Don’t accept a mixed drink or an opened container from anyone. If someone offers you a drink, watch it being made. If you are unsure about any of the ingredients, don't drink it. 

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage.

Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so. 

Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in concerning activity, speak up and get involved, or contact someone who may assist. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe!


2/3/2016  Update: 12:28 p.m.

Flooding possible in certain areas on campus

Duke Dog Alley is now closed due to flooding. Please avoid the area and do not attempt to walk through flood waters. 


2/3/2016

Flooding possible in certain areas on campus

The National Weather Service is predicting moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the afternoon.  This combination of heavy rain and the melting snow may cause flooding in certain areas of campus including the areas near Godwin Transit Center, Mr. Chips, Hillside Field, Duke Dog Alley and the Arboretum.  

Should flooding occur, please avoid the area and follow instructions from public safety personnel.  Do not attempt to walk or drive through flood waters due to potential electric shock, unseen debris, environmental hazards and possible swift currents.


2/1/2016

Community Alert James Madison University 2/1/2016

On January 31, 2016, the Harrisonburg Police Department notified the James Madison University Police of a reported sexual assault that occurred Saturday, January 30th between 2 AM – 10 AM

Offense – Sexual Assault, HPD Case # 16-008879 Time Occurred – Between 3 AM and 10 AM Saturday, January 30th, 2016. 

Location – Unknown block of Devon Ln. 

Suspect – Unavailable

The victim reported attending a party at an unknown location on Devon Ln.  The victim lost consciousness early Saturday morning and awoke at approximately 10 AM Saturday, January 30th, undressed.  The victim believes she was sexually assaulted while unconscious.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES)

The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu. Should you have any safety concerns, you may also contact a Title IX Coordinator at 540-568-6991.

Being intoxicated does not mean a person is asking to be raped. Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so.

Rape is never the victim’s fault.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe!


1/31/2016

Community Alert James Madison University 1/31/2016

On January 31, 2016, the Harrisonburg Police Department notified the James Madison University Police of two reported sexual assaults that occurred between Saturday and Sunday, January 30th -31st 2016.  The Harrisonburg Police Department believes these assaults to be unrelated. 

Incident 1 

Offense – Sexual Assault, HPD Case # 16-008770 Time Occurred – Between 10PM Saturday, January 30th, 2016 and 1 AM Sunday, January 31st, 2016 Location – 400 Blk. S. Mason St. 

Suspect – Unknown 

The victim reported passing out while attending a party in the 400 block of South Mason Street.  When she awoke she felt that she may have been sexually assaulted.  

Incident 2 

Offense – Sexual Assault, HPD Case #16-008839 Time Occurred - Between 1130 PM Saturday, January 30th, 2016 and 3 AM Sunday, January 31st, 2016 Location – 1400 Blk. Hillside Ave. 

Suspect – White Male, 6’ 1”, approximately 200 lbs. with brown hair. 

The victim reported she may have been sexually assaulted while attending a party in the 1400 block of Hillside Ave.  The victim was dancing and believes she was forcibly fondled while dancing on the dance floor. The suspect was described as a white male, 6 feet 1 inches tall approximately 200 pounds with brown hair.  

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu.  

Should you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Police at 540-568-6913 or contact your Title IX Coordinator 540-568-6991 

Being intoxicated does not mean a person is asking to be raped. Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so.  

Rape is never the victim’s fault. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!


 1/25/2016

University to open Tuesday at 10 a.m., classes to start at 11 a.m. 
Due to the inclement weather, James Madison University will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.  All classes scheduled to start before 11 a.m. are cancelled. All classes scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and  after will meet as regularly scheduled. 
Students are strongly encouraged to use public transit while facilities management continues to work to clear snow from parking lots and decks. Students can find  information and updates to bus service by visiting www.hdpt.com.


 1/24/2016

University to open Tuesday at 10 a.m., classes to start at 11 a.m. 
Due to the inclement weather, James Madison University will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.  All classes scheduled to start before 11 a.m. are cancelled. All classes scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and  after will meet as regularly scheduled. 
Students are strongly encouraged to use public transit while facilities management continues to work to clear snow from parking lots and decks. Students can find  information and updates to bus service by visiting www.hdpt.com.


 1/24/2016
Due to the inclement weather, James Madison University will be closed on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.   
The university has designated Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, as the official makeup day for classes canceled on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Faculty members have several options for making up missed instructional time. They can: 
•Hold class on the official university makeup day.  

•Hold class at another time acceptable to class members. The faculty member’s department will arrange the time and location. 

•Hold class electronically using a web-based source. 

•Accommodate for missed instructional time within remaining class meeting times.  

•Students should check with their professors to determine how missed classes will be accommodated. 


University Recreation (UREC) will open Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at 9 a.m. Continue to check www.jmu.edu for further updates on weather-related changes to university operations.


 1/21/2016

Due to the impending winter storm, James  Madison University will be closed, Friday January 22nd. Please check the  JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


 1/21/2016

Dear Students: 
Mother Nature appears to be bearing down on Harrisonburg and the mid-Atlantic region.  Weather forecasts are calling for a significant winter storm this weekend.  Current forecasts call for heavy snows beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday.  The university continues to monitor the forecast and make appropriate preparations. 
During this time it may become necessary for the university to communicate with you regarding JMU’s operating status and about situations that may affect your safety.  The university will communicate in the following manners: 
• www.jmu.edu.  Our university website will always contain the most accurate and comprehensive information about the university’s operating status, makeup days, and safety information. 

• Madison Alert Emergency Notification System.  JMU’s Madison Alert System employs a number of different methods of communications including text messaging, emails, phone calls, and on-campus loudspeakers and sirens.  The system is designed for immediate communication and will often provide you with timely instructions to stay safe in a particular situation.  Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date by visiting MyMadison. 

• LiveSafe mobile app.  Download the LiveSafe mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.  The app provides instant access to police dispatchers via phone or text and also provides help tips for many emergency situations. 

• To use public transportation, be sure to check the city’s website:  http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/bus-service

 
While it remains to be seen whether the forecast will actually pan out this weekend, students are encouraged to prepare for a significant disruption to their daily routine.  Here are some practical tips for staying safe during winter weather: 
• Stay informed.  Throughout the weather event, monitor weather forecasts and university communication. 

• Layer up.  Dress appropriately for the weather when going outside.  Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s over the weekend.  Wind will also be a factor.  Hypothermia and frostbite are serious conditions and can occur quickly. 

• Don’t drive.  Roads can become hazardous quickly.  Few vehicles have the capability of traversing through snow and ice.  Attempting to drive puts you and others at risk of serious injury. 

• For those who live off-campus:  Be prepared.  Have at least a three-day supply of food and water.  Keep extra clothing and blankets on hand in case your heat malfunctions.  Check the batteries in your flashlights in case the power goes out. 

• For those who live on-campus:  Keep your RA or HD informed of any difficulties in your residence hall.   

• Charge your computer, laptop, and cell phone in case there is a loss of power. 

• Make good decisions.  Winter weather can be a fun time.  However, participating in risky behaviors can bring that fun to a screeching halt in an instant.  Take the appropriate precautions when participating in outdoor activities such as sledding, snowball fights and other outdoor games.  Remember, alcohol impairs your judgment and makes you susceptible to the physical effects of winter weather more quickly. 

• Mind the lake.  While Newman Lake may appear to be frozen, chances are it’s not.  Please stay off of Newman Lake and other bodies of water.  Any ice that has formed on the lake will not support your weight and puts you at risk of hypothermia or worse. 


Dining Services will be open for all those with dining contracts.  Check the website for specific locations and times.  Before you venture out into the weather, check the appropriate websites to determine what other services/offices are open and the hours of operation during the storm (UREC, University Health Center, University Union, for example). 
JMU’s Facilities Management and Public Safety staff will be working around the clock to keep the campus as safe as possible given the weather conditions.  If you encounter a situation that threatens the life or welfare of you or another individual, contact emergency personnel at 568-6911 on campus or 911 off campus. 
Be safe and be smart! 
The Office of Public Safety


1/15/2016

Timely Notification Bulletin  “Possible Threat to the Community”  1/15/2016 
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident occurring on/near the campus of James Madison University. 
James Madison University shares information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 
Two incidents have occurred meeting this criteria.  
JMU PD Case # 2016-000602  Sexual Assault  1/15/2016  
The James Madison University Police Department is investigating a sexual assault occurring in the late evening hours of 1/14/2016, a female victim stated she was assaulted in a campus residence hall by an acquaintance of a friend of the victim. The victim repeatedly gave verbal and physical objections to the assault and was able to shove the suspect away and later leave the area. 
Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu. 
Should you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Police at 540-568-6913 or contact your Title IX Coordinator 540-568-6991. 
A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  
Harrisonburg Police Case # 2016- 004155  Sexual Assault  1/15/2016 
The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a sexual assault occurring at a party in the 700 Block of S. Main Street in the early morning hours of 1/15/2016. A female victim was assaulted by an acquaintance that she met at the party. 
Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) 
Should you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Police at 540-568-6913 or contact your Title IX Coordinator 540-568-6991 
You have the right to defend your body, your personal integrity, yourself. 
Do not second-guess yourself or the intentions of the person harming you. If you have indicated that you do not want to engage in a particular sexual activity and your partner ignores you, take this as a sign that he or she has no intention of taking your feelings into consideration. This will help you decide what to do next. 
Being intoxicated does not mean a person is asking to be raped.  Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so.  
Rape is never the victim’s fault.


11/18/2015

The James Madison University Department of Police & Public Safety, along with the Harrisonburg Police Department, would like to remind you to take just a couple of minutes to properly prepare before leaving Harrisonburg for the upcoming school break.  Many of these tips are intended for students but can just as easily apply to faculty and staff as well and can be adapted by everyone for their day to day safety in any community.   

SECURE YOUR PROPERTY

•    Take anything of value, especially small items, home with you.  (i.e. iPods, laptops, jewelry, etc.)

•    Lock your dorm room, private space, apartment or office when you leave for break.

•    Close and lock all windows and sliding glass doors.  Place wooden dowel in sliding glass door track.  (You can purchase wooden dowels at your local hardware store.)

•    If you leave your vehicle in a campus parking lot or at your apartment complex, place all valuables out of site, secure them in the trunk and lock your doors.  Try to leave vehicle parked under a streetlight.

•    If you have a bicycle, check with your hall staff to see if it is okay to leave your bicycle in your room over break.  If you cannot leave it in your room, secure it to a bike rack.

•    If you live off-campus, secure your bicycle in your apartment.

•    Write down all your serial numbers for your valuables, take pictures of them and store in a safe place.  

Off –Campus residents may also want to contact the U.S. Postal Service to suspend residential mail delivery while away.

NOTIFY FAMILY & FRIENDS

•    Your intended travel plans – your time of departure and estimated time of arrival.

•    Give them of the phone number and address of where you’ll be staying (if not going home) and/or who you are traveling with.

•    Fully charge your cell phone for your trip.

•    Notify family or friends if you are delayed because of car trouble or traffic problems along your route.

THE 511 SYSTEM

•    What is the 511 system?

•    The 511 system is a one-stop resource for all the information you need for making your travel plans.  The 511 system has real-time traffic conditions, route planning and information about alternative ways to travel without a car.

•    You can access the 511 system from any phone (dial 511) or computer at http://www.511virginia.org/

You can check for travel conditions outside Virginia at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/511.htm

•    Before leaving for break, check your travel route at for any delays or major road construction projects. •    If you are delayed, call 511 or check http://www.511virginia.org/ to get an alternate travel route.

PUT TOGETHER A TRAVEL SAFETY KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE    

(The kit should include)

•    Cellular phone fully charged.  Cell phone car charger.

•    Flashlight with extra batteries

•    First Aid kit

•    Map of travel routes

•    Basic tool kit

•    Set of jumper cables

•    Blanket & warm clothes

BEFORE STARTING YOUR TRIP

•    Top off vehicle gas tanks

•    Have vehicle serviced on a regular basis

•    Check the air in your tires

•    Get plenty of rest before driving

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Look out for your neighbors and call the local police if you observe suspicious activity.  If you’re in Harrisonburg over the holidays, local police can be reached at;

JMU Police 540-568-6913 Harrisonburg Police 540-434-4436 The LiveSafe Smartphone App

Call 911 for emergencies For additional public safety information visit our website at  www.jmu.edu/pubsafety Thank you and have a safe break!


11/12/2015

Suspicious Activity

JMU PD Case # 2015-017858

11/12/2015

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents.

The JMU Police are investigating  a suspicious  incident occurring between 9:55PM and 10:00PM on 11/10/2015 in a restroom in Miller Hall. The victim stated while using the restroom facilities she observed a white IPhone in a black case below the front door of the stall, possibly taking a picture.  The victim stated she screamed, “Do you mind…”, and heard the suspect run out the exit door.  The victim was unable to provide any suspect information.

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies.

Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in concerning activity, speak up and get involved, or contact someone who may assist. 

Be aware of your surroundings, including where you are and who is around you. 

Distractions such as a cell phone conversation and listening to music with headphones could make you less aware of potential dangers. 

Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

Should you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Police at 540-568-6913 or contact your Title IX Coordinator 540-568-6991.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.


11/9/2015

Community Alert 

“Possible Threat to the Community”  

Sexual Assault 

HPD Case Number 2015-091793

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a sexual assault occurring either late Saturday night on November 7th or in the early morning hours of November 8th 2015 at a party in the area of the Lois Lane.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu or the JMU Title IX Coordinator at 540-568-6991. 

Should you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Police at 540-568-6913 or contact your Title IX Coordinator 540-568-6991.

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage. Be alert to individuals pressuring you or others to use alcohol or other drugs. 

Being intoxicated does not mean a person is asking to be raped.  Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so. Rape is never the victim’s fault. 

Drugs that could potentially be mixed with drinks may dissolve quickly and may not have any distinct look, taste, or smell; so don't turn your back on your beverage. Never leave your drink (whether alcoholic or not) unattended.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  


11/2/2015

Timely Notification Bulletin

“Possible Threat to the Community”
JMU PD Case # 2015-017363

Robbery; Simple Assault

11/2/2015

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident occurring on the campus of James Madison University.

A male victim reported that he had been assaulted and robbed by a group of males in the early morning hours of 11/1/2015.

The victim stated he had attended several parties in the Devon Lane area and had become extremely intoxicated. He began socializing with a group of unknown males. They offered him a ride back to campus. They let the victim out of the car. The victim was going to give them $5.00 for the ride. The group indicated that was not enough and purportedly struck the victim in the face and took his wallet and cell phone. The victim was unsure of the location but believes it may have occurred near Port Republic Road and Bluestone Drive.

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes.

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Use the buddy plan when traveling and if you choose to drink; drink responsibly.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

 Thank You and Stay Safe!


10/21/2015

Timely Warning  

Possible Threat to the JMU Community  

"Your Right to Know"  

October 21, 2015 

HPD Case Number 2015-085150 

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. 

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a reported sexual assault occurring in the early morning hours of October 18, 2015 in the area of the 1400 Block of S. Main Street at a party. 

The incident is being actively investigated by the Harrisonburg Police Department. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu or the JMU  

Title IX Coordinator at 540-568-6991. 

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage. Be alert to individuals pressuring you or others to use alcohol or other drugs. 

Being intoxicated does not mean a person is asking to be raped.  Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so. Rape is never the victim’s fault. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!


10/18/2015

Community Alert

“Possible Threat to the Community”

Sexual Assault
HPD Case Number 2015-083510 

The James Madison University Police Department has received a third party report of an alleged sexual assault occurring at an unknown location within the City of Harrisonburg during the weekend of 10/09 – 10/11/2015.  The information was originally reported to the Harrisonburg Police Department as a result of a message posted to social media that describes a female being assaulted by a cab driver.  Harrisonburg Police Department has communicated with several community members who have provided information and the investigation into this matter is continuing.  No further information has been received at this time. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes.  

While you can never completely protect yourself from assault, there are some safety tips that you can do to reduce your risk. Please read the tips listed below and keep them in mind.

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage. Be alert to individuals pressuring you or others to use alcohol or other drugs.  

Being intoxicated does not mean a person is asking to be raped.  Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so. Rape is never the victim’s fault.

Trust your instincts. If something does not feel right, leave the area and call 911. 

Please take all necessary steps to protect yourself and each other. Do not hesitate to call 911.

Should you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Police at 540-568-6913 or contact your Title IX Coordinator 540-568-6991.  

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Sent by JMU Madison Alert


10/15/2015

Community Alert 

Possible Threat to the JMU Community  

"Your Right to Know"  

October 15, 2015 

On 10/15/2015 the James Madison University Police Department received a third party report of a sexual assault occurring the weekend of September 25th through September 27th  at an off campus apartment. The victim confided to a friend that  she had gone to a party ”blacked” out  as a result of alcohol consumption and later awoke disrobed and sexually assaulted. 

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage. Be alert to individuals pressuring you or others to use alcohol or other drugs. 

Being intoxicated does not mean a person is asking to be raped.  Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so. Rape is never the victim’s fault.

Should you have any safety concerns, please contact Campus Police at 540-568-6913 or contact your Title IX Coordinator 540-568-6991. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.   

Thank You and Stay Safe!


10/10/2015

Timely Notification Bulletin “Possible Threat to the Community”

Indecent Exposure, 700 University Blvd. JMU Arboretum

Oct 9th, 2015 9:50 AM

JMU Case 2015 - 015818

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident occurring on the campus of James Madison University.

On Friday, Oct 9th, 2015 at approximately 9:50 AM, JMU Police Officers responded to a complaint of indecent exposure at the JMU Arboretum at 700 University Blvd. The victim reported seeing an unknown white male, possibly with brown hair, exposing himself in the JMU Arboretum. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the alleged offender.   

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Use the buddy plan whenever possible when going out. Travel in well-lit areas open to the public and well-traveled by other people. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


10/6/2015

Community Alert

“Possible Threat to the Community”

Indecent Exposure. Paul St., Brook St., S. Mason St.

Oct 1st, 2015 – Oct 6th 2015

HPD Case 2015-081417 & 2015-080431

On Oct 6th, 2015, The James Madison University Police Department received a report from the Harrisonburg Police Department, of a series of indecent exposures occurring in the City of Harrisonburg over the past week.  On Oct 5th, 2015 at approximately 9 PM, an unknown white male with dark hair in his early 20’s was exposing himself to victims in the 400 blk. of S. Main St. The alleged offender was wearing a dark colored t-shirt and jeans. (HPD 2015-081417) HPD reports a similar incident occurred on Oct 1st, 2015 at approximately 7:30 PM, on Brook Ave. near Memorial Hall.  The alleged offender in this case was a white male in his early 20’s. (2015-080431) HPD is also investigating third party report on a possible third incident that occurred in late Sept or early Oct. on S. Mason St.  HPD believes these three incidents may be related.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Use the buddy plan whenever possible when going out. Travel in well-lit areas open to the public and well-traveled by other people. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


10/1/2015

Gov. McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency as the Commonwealth of Virginia responds to flooding and forecasts of additional heavy rain for Virginia.  The JMU Police Department urges all students to take a few minutes to review safety procedures in the event of high water and flooding on campus.

As JMU strives to educate enlightened citizens, we remind all that personal responsibility is the foundation of citizenship. Irresponsible personal choices can put you, bystanders and rescuers into unnecessary danger. Make responsible personal choices to protect yourself and our community.

As Tuesday’s events remind us, areas on our campus are prone to flash flooding.

Basic Safety Tips

•  Obey all barricades, signs, public safety officials and staff directions.

•  Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.

•  Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

•  If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.

•  If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.

•  Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

These and additional tips can be found at http://www.ready.gov/floods.

Additionally, we remind students that standing water can be very deceptive and extremely dangerous. Running water can erode ground making an area previously known a lot deeper than it was as well as hiding fast moving water under the surface. Also flood waters can hide dangerous and sharp debris as well as sewage or other spills.

JMU communicates emergency information with the JMU community through the following methods,

•  MadisonAlert notifications using texts, emails and phone calls

•  MadiCom Emergency horns and sirens

•  The JMU website at www.jmu.edu

•  AM 1610 Radio

•  RAs and Hall Directors

•  LiveSafe Public Safety App.  This is the newest Public Safety communication tool that not only sends alerts but provides users with the capability to contact the JMU Police Department via text or phone immediately and directly, as well as anonymously if desired. We STRONGLY encourage the JMU community and parents to download this FREE app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Public Safety will continue to monitor the progress of the storm systems and will update the campus community as necessary.


9/30/2015

Timely Warning  

Possible Threat to the JMU Community  

"Your Right to Know"  

September 30, 2015 

2015-015272 

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.  

A third party report has been received by the JMU Police Department regarding a purported incident occurring September 19th in a campus residence hall.  A male subject, known to the victim, used alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault on a female.  

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

No action or inaction by a crime victim makes that person responsible for their victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing a crime.  

The most common type of sexual assault is not by a stranger but by someone the victim knows.  

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage. Be alert to individuals pressuring you or others to use alcohol or other drugs. 

Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in concerning activity, speak up and get involved, or contact someone who may assist. 

Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe!


9/30/2015

Timely Warning  

Possible Threat to the JMU Community  

"Your Right to Know"  

September 30, 2015 

2015-015269 

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.  

A third party report has been received by the JMU Police Department stating a female student had gone to a fraternity party at an unknown location on September 24th. At the party, the victim drank punch.  The victim woke up the next morning unable to recall the events of the proceeding evening. The victim told a friend about the incident and stated she believed she was possibly drugged by the punch. 

James Madison University shares this information to protect members of the University community by promoting safety and to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes. 

Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between rape and drug/alcohol usage. Be alert to individuals pressuring you or others to use alcohol or other drugs. 

Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in concerning activity, speak up and get involved, or contact someone who may assist. 

Don’t accept a mixed drink or an opened container from anyone. If someone offers you a drink, watch it being made. If you are unsure about any of the ingredients, don't drink it. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe!


9/15/2015

Timely Notification Bulletin “Possible Threat to the Community”

JMUPD CFS# 2015-014321

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident occurring on the campus of James Madison University.

Location:            Godwin Field Offense:              Assault Date:                    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 as approx. 01:25 AM Suspect:               Black male wearing dark clothing with blonde or light colored hair on top of his head resembling a Mohawk.

A victim reports that on the morning of Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at approximately 01:25 AM he was walking from Carrier Dr towards the Bridgeforth Stadium when he passed a group of four black males dressed in dark clothing near the intersection of Bluestone Dr and Carrier Dr.  One of the individuals described as a black male wearing dark clothing with blonde or light colored hair on top of his head resembling a Mohawk turned and began following the victim towards Godwin Field.  At some point the suspect began speaking to the victim, when the victim stopped to see what the individual was saying, the suspect approached him and struck him.  The victim fled towards the football stadium and the suspect turned and ran back towards the other three individuals he had originally been walking with and all four were last seen heading up Carrier Dr towards the East Campus.  The victim did not need medical attention.

Anyone with information on this incident or the suspect should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

Thank you and stay safe!


9/03/2015

Madison Alert

OUR COMMUNITY OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Step Up Dukes and Keep Each Other and Our Community Safe

A Few SIMPLE habits have a HUGE Impact

  • Use the buddy plan – Go places with friends whenever possible.  Predators prefer victims who are alone                      
    • No Buddy right now? Use JMU Public Safety’s Escorts on Campus – 540.568.6913
    • Off Campus? Try SafeRides on Weekend Nights 540.568.7433
    • Still Alone? Use the SafeWalk feature on the JMU LiveSafe Public Safety App
  • What’s the LiveSafe Public Safety APP? - It’s a free app for the JMU Community that allows you to call for help, communicate via text with Campus Police, anonymously if you want. You can look out for friends with the SafeWalk feature. Push a button to call SafeRides. Check it out, https://bnc.lt/livesafe-sa-jmubf1, it’s FREE!!!!
  • Lock Your Doors – Keep residence hall doors locked for everybody’s safety
  • Watch Your Stuff – Don’t leave laptops, phones, purses, or other valuables or personal items unattended.  Yes, people will even walk into an unlocked dorm and steal your stuff.
  • Record Serial Numbers – Record and keep a list of serial and model numbers for bikes, electronics and other valuables – Keep a copy at home.
  • Pedestrian Safety is Important - Yes, members of our community have been injured in pedestrian vs. vehicle accidents.                      
    • Use Crosswalks and CHECK BOTH WAYS before entering a roadway – Even when you have the pedestrian light.
    • Don’t wear headphones in traffic
    • No sidewalk? – Walk facing traffic
  • Worried about Someone’s mental health?  -  Our community has resources to help those in need.  Call 540.568.6552 for the Counseling Center or 540.568.6913 for Campus Police.
  • Hostile Intruder
    • Run – Get away as fast as you can if you can, keep your hands open and empty
    • Hide – If you can’t get away, look for a place to hide
    • Fight – Last resort
  • Fire – See a fire or smoke – Activate a Fire Alarm. GET OUT!                      
    • Hear or see an activated fire alarm GET OUT! NOW! – Alert others as you leave
    • Use the stairs during a fire.  Elevators can lose power and become a trap
    • Out Safe – Call for Help! On Campus - 540.568.6911 – 911 if of Campus. Or use the LiveSAfe APP
  • If in need or in doubt call

JMU PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE DEPT

Emergency On Campus 540.568.6911          

Non – Emergency 540.568.6912

Safety Escorts 540.568.6913

Pd_dispatch@jmu.edu

Emergency Off Campus 911


8/26/2015

Madison Alert

All Clear.  Virginia State Police advises there is no longer a threat to this community.


8/26/2015

Madison Alert

The Virginia State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at Smith Mountain Lake this Morning.  The Last known possible location of the suspect was mile marker 237 on I - 81. More instructions will follow as needed.


8/18/2015

Community Alert “Possible Threat to the Community” HPD Case Number 2015-065421

The Harrisonburg Police Department has given notice to the James Madison University Police Department of an incident of Burglary-Breaking and Entering.

The incident occurred on Teaberry Lane in the Copper Beach community. An apartment was entered through a window. No one was at home during the incident. The residence was rummaged through and items were taken which included an Xbox and computers.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 
JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Record serial numbers of your proerty. Close and lock all doors and windows anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend. Report any suspicious activity to the police.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


4/21/2015

Life Skills and Personal Responsibility

JMU strives to create a safety-conscious, fun, and educational environment by cultivating social responsibility. Each student must bear a major portion of the responsibility for their safety and health by thinking about the daily choices they make.

Strategies to promote this should include developing healthy and satisfying lifestyles that enhance the educational development and choosing to avoid activities that are detrimental. Alcohol and drugs often lead to bad choices that can have a lasting impact on your life.  

Being a responsible drinker basically means:                         

  • make sure you’re safe
  • look out for those around you
  • actively avoid dangerous situations
  • minimize the risks to yourself and others

Don’t experiment with illegal drugs such as synthetic marijuana. They contain powerful chemicals that can cause dangerous health effects. It has come to our attention that there has been an increase in the use of synthetic marijuana that has caused members of the Harrisonburg community to require medical intervention and hospitalization. People need to consider these risks and choose to avoid these substances altogether. Further information can be found at:  Recent Increase in illnesses.

If you or someone you know appears to be in distress or impaired from alcohol or drugs, “do the right thing” and call 911 for help immediately.  It’s not about whether they get in trouble or not, it could be a matter of life and death.  Care for yourself and care for your fellow Dukes!


4/20/2015

Community Alert “Possible Threat to the Community” HPD Case Number 2015-0031549

The Harrisonburg Police Department has given notice to the JMU Police Department of a reported incident purportedly occurring in the early morning hours of 4-19-2015 at a party near West Grace Street and Memorial Hall.   

The victim states that she was given a cup of punch and after she drank half a cup of the punch became disoriented and dizzy. She stated she became ill and blacked out. She was taken back to her dorm by friends a short time later with no reported injuries.

Members of the JMU community should be alert to the possibility that drugs may be placed in drinks at social gatherings and should take steps to protect them.

Don’t accept a mixed drink or an opened container from anyone. If someone offers you a drink, watch it being made. If you are unsure about any of  the ingredients, don't drink it.
Avoid sharing or trading drinks with anyone.
Don’t drink from a punch bowl or from a container being passed around.
Be in control of your drink. If there has been any opportunity for someone to spike your drink, dump it. Do not leave your drink sitting out for someone else to find.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe!


4/3/2015

Campus Alert

“Possible Threat to the Community”

Simple Assault HPD 2015-025056

Saturday March 28th, 2015 Approximately 7:30 PM

70 Blk. South Main Street

Offense: Simple Assault

Date/Time: Saturday 3/28/2015, 7:30 PM

Location: 70 Blk. South Main Street

Suspects: Multiple Unk College Age Males

On 04-02-2015, The Harrisonburg Police Department reported a simple assault that had occurred Saturday, March 28th, 2015 on the 70 block of South Main Street.  Witnesses observed two college age males assaulting a third college age male.  A witness went to the aid of the victim and was in turn assaulted by an unknown number of college age males. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies.  If you observe a crime in progress call 911 as soon as possible. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


3/9/2015

Due to the forecasted rain on Tuesday, the milling of Bluestone Drive will now begin on Monday, March 9, 2015 instead of Tuesday.  As such, the Bluestone Drive entrance onto campus from Port Republic Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 12, 2015, for roadway construction. Contractors will be milling the old roadbed and repaving Bluestone Drive from the Port Republic Road entrance into the area of Sonner Hall.  The outbound lane of travel on Bluestone Drive toward Port Republic Road will be reduced to a single lane during this time for traffic exiting campus.   All faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors and visitors must use an alternate entrance onto campus and are encouraged to use an alternate exit from campus during this period.


3/6/2015

The Bluestone Drive Entrance onto the JMU campus from Port Republic Road will be CLOSED to all vehicle traffic from 6 AM – 7 PM  each day Tuesday, March 10th; Wednesday, March 11th; and  Thursday, March 12th for roadway construction.   Contractors will be milling up the old roadbed and repaving Bluestone Drive from the Port Republic Road entrance into the area of Sonner Hall.    The outbound lane of travel on Bluestone Drive towards Port Republic Road will be reduced to a single lane during this time for traffic exiting campus.   All Faculty, Staff, Students, Contractors, Vendors & Visitors must use an alternate entrance onto campus and are encouraged to use an alternate exit from campus during this period.


3/6/2015

James Madison University is closed Friday March 6, due to inclement weather. Check www.jmu.edu for more information.


3/5/2015

VDOT is requesting the public avoid travel due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions. Please check www.511virginia.org for information on road conditions before considering travel.


3/5/2015

James Madison University will be closed today, Thursday March 5, due to inclement weather. Check www.jmu.edu for more information.


3/4/2015

SAFE BREAK SAFETY NOTICE TO THE JMU COMMUNITY 

The James Madison University Department of Police & Public Safety, along with the Harrisonburg Police Department, would like to remind you to take just a couple of minutes to properly prepare before leaving Harrisonburg for the upcoming school break.  Many of these tips are intended for students but can just as easily apply to faculty and staff as well and can be adapted by everyone for their day to day safety in any community.    

SECURE YOUR PROPERTY 

•    Take anything of value, especially small items, home with you.  (i.e. iPods, laptops, jewelry, etc.) 

•    Lock your dorm room, private space, apartment or office when you leave for break.  

•    Close and lock all windows and sliding glass doors.  Place wooden dowel in sliding glass door track.  (You can purchase wooden dowels at your local hardware store.) 

•    If you leave your vehicle in a campus parking lot or at your apartment complex, place all valuables out of site, secure them in the trunk and lock your doors.  Try to leave vehicle parked under a streetlight. 

•    If you have a bicycle, check with your hall staff to see if it is okay to leave your bicycle in your room over break.  If you cannot leave it in your room, secure it to a bike rack. 

•    If you live off-campus, secure your bicycle in your apartment. 

•    Write down all your serial numbers for your valuables, take pictures of them and store in a safe place. 

•    Off –Campus residents may also want to contact the U.S. Postal Service to suspend residential mail delivery while away. 

NOTIFY FAMILY & FRIENDS 

•    Your intended travel plans – your time of departure and estimated time of arrival. 

•    Give them of the phone number and address of where you’ll be staying (if not going home) and/or who you are traveling with. 

•    Fully charge your cell phone before your trip. 

•    Notify family or friends if you are delayed because of car trouble or traffic problems along your route. 

THE 511 SYSTEM 

•    What is the 511 system? 

•    The 511 system is a one-stop resource for all the information you need for making your travel plans.  The 511 system has real-time traffic conditions, route planning and information about alternative ways to travel without a car.  

•    You can access the 511 system from any phone (dial 511) or computer at  www.511virginia.org 

•    Before leaving for break, check your travel route at www.511virginia.org  for any delays or major road construction projects. 

•    If you are delayed, call 511 to get an alternate travel route. 

•    To see if your home state is part of the 511 System, go to http://deploy511.org

PUT TOGETHER A TRAVEL SAFETY KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE 

   (The kit should include) 

•    Cellular phone fully charged & Cell phone car charger. 

•    Flashlight with extra batteries 

•    First Aid kit 

•    Map of travel routes 

•    Basic tool kit 

•    Set of jumper cables 

•    Blanket & warm clothes 

BEFORE STARTING YOUR TRIP 

•    Top off vehicle gas tanks 

•    Have vehicle serviced on a regular basis 

•    Check the air in your tires 

•    Get plenty of rest before driving 

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY 

•    Look out for your neighbors and call the local police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.  If you’re in the Harrisonburg area over the break, local police can be reached at; 

•    JMU Police 540-568-6913                                                   

•    Harrisonburg Police 540-434-4436 

•    Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office 540-564-3800 

Call 911 for EMERGENCIES! 

For additional public safety information visit our website at  www.jmu.edu/pubsafety 

Thank you and have a safe break!

Sent by JMU Madison Alert


2/26/2015

James Madison University will be opening at 10 AM today, Thursday Feb 26, due to inclement weather.  Check www.jmu.edu for more information.


2/23/2015

Community Alert  “Possible Threat to the Campus Community”  HPD Case Number 2015 - 003068  Burglary -Breaking and Entering

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a reported incident that occurred off campus on 2/21/2015 at approximately 04:40AM at an apartment located in the City of Harrisonburg in the area of Copper Beach. 

The victim reported that she woke up from sleeping to find a black male approximately 6’to 6”2 with a beard wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark colored pants in her apartment. She advised she had left the door unsecured so her roommate could get into the apartment. The suspect left the apartment without further incidence

Anyone with information on these incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu  

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Never leave your doors or windows unlocked. Get to know your neighbors and report suspicious persons or activities to police.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!


2/23/2015

Update to Community Alert

A suspect has been identified and arrested regarding the below Community Alert. The suspect Jacob Rogers was arrested by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department.

7/10/2014

Community Alert “Possible Threat to the Community”

Off Campus Assault and Breaking and Entering

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office

 Case Number 2014-049747

 On 7/9/2014 the Rockingham County Sheriff’s department gave notice to the James Madison University Police Department of an incident occurring on 6/29/2014 in the Aspen Heights neighborhood.

An unknown white male described as having an athletic build and approximately 6 feet tall entered a residence through a living room window. The victim was sleeping and awoke to discover the unknown male in her bedroom fondling her. She awoke and confronted the individual and he left the residence.

 Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Rockingham Sheriff Department at 540-434-4436. The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe


2/17/2015

Weather Closing

James Madison University will be closed Tuesday, Feb 17, due to inclement weather.


2/16/2015

Weather Closing

James Madison University will be closing today at 2:15 PM due to inclement weather.


02/02/2015

Community Alert 

“Possible Threat to the Community” 

HPD Case Number 2015 - 008187 

Forcible Fondling 

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a reported incident that occurred on late 1/30/2015 or the early morning of 1/31/2015 at an apartment located in the City of Harrisonburg in the area of Copper Beach. 

The victim reported that she attended a party off campus. She left the party with an individual she had met at the party. He purportedly took her to an apartment believed to be in the area of Copper Beach where she was subsequently assaulted. 

Anyone with information on these incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu  

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Use the buddy system when attending parties. Do not accept drinks from unknown persons.  

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!


01/16/2015                                                                                                             Community Alert

“Possible Threat to the Community”

Forcible Fondling – Friday, Jan 16th, 300 Blk. Pheasant Run

Harrisonburg Police Department –Case # 2015-003747

Offense: Forcible Fondling

Date/Time: Friday, Jan 16th, 12:01 AM

Location: 300 Blk. Pheasant Run

Suspect: Unknown male, approximately 5’7” wearing a thick black jacket

On Jan 16th, 2015, the Harrisonburg Police Department received a report of an alleged forcible fondling.  The victim advised that just after midnight, on Friday morning, January 16th, in the 300 block of Pheasant Run, an unknown male came out from behind nearby bushes, grabbed and fondled her.  When the victim screamed the suspect fled.  The suspect was described as being approximately 5’7” and wearing a thick black jacket.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


11/13/2014

Community Alert

"Possible Threat to the Community"

Home Invasion Robbery

1300 Block Hunters Ridge, Port Republic Rd.

Thursday, Nov. 13th 2014 at approximately 4 PM

2 Suspects no further description.

On Nov. 13th 2014 at approximately 4 PM Local law enforcement agencies responded for a complaint of a home invasion robbery in the 1300 block of the Hunters Ridge complex on Port Republic Rd. Two suspects are still at large, no descriptions available.  The Harrisonburg Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.


11/3/2014

Timely Notice 

“Possible Threat to the Community”  

Sexual Assault 

HPD Case Number 2014-086075 

The James Madison University Police Department has received a third party report of an alleged sexual assault occurring at a party in the 1400 Block of S. Main Street on 11/1/2014. The Harrisonburg Police Department was notified of the incident and has indicated that the suspect was described as “a light skinned black male taller than 5”10”.  All information was received through a friend of the victim and no further information is known at this time. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu  

While you can never completely protect yourself from assault, there are some safety tips that you and your friends can do to reduce your risk. Please read the tips listed below and keep them in mind. 

Be aware of your surroundings, including where you are and who is around you. 

Distractions such as a cell phone conversation and listening to music with headphones could make you less aware of potential dangers. 

Avoid isolated areas and do not walk alone at night when possible. 

Trust your instincts. If something does not feel right, leave the area and call 911.  

Please take all necessary steps to protect yourself and each other. Do not hesitate to call 911.  

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.


10/31/2014

Community Alert 

“Possible Threat to the Community” 

HPD Case Number 2014-084401 

On 10/31/2014 the Harrisonburg Police Department gave notice to the James Madison University Police Department of several incidents occurring off campus. 

An incident occurred on Grattan Street in the early morning hours of 10/26/2014 in which two female residents of an apartment observed a male described as white, tall and thin with light hair looking through the window. The residents then heard several locked door handles rattle. The residents believe they recognized this individual as having followed them while they were walking down S. Main Street earlier. 

Another incident occurred in the early morning hours 10/25/2014 in which a white male described as having long shoulder length hair wearing a black sweatshirt and dark colored jeans entered a residence purportedly looking for someone. He was asked to leave and left without incident. 

Anyone with information on these incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu  

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend. Report any suspicious activity to the police. 

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!

Sent by JMU Madison Alert


10/27/2014

FREE STUFF FOR BIKE-PED  SAFETY

During the past few weeks we have had several "close calls" involving members of the JMU community and a recent serious accident involving bicycles and pedestrians.

To address these issues and prevent further accidents, the Public Safety Department is starting a campaign that will include Education, Enforcement and Encouragement programs.

The Encouragement program will provide on the spot rewards to those that campus police observe who follow the rules, observe safety guidelines, and conduct themselves properly.

If you wish to receive a reward, please obey the following rules and guidelines:

Bicyclists must accommodate pedestrians everywhere - both on and off campus.

  • Bicyclists must obey the same rules as motorists, including stopping at stop signs and traffic ‎lights. These laws will be enforced.
  • Let pedestrians know that you are approaching – especially from the rear 
  • If you want to use a crosswalk at an intersection, dismount and walk your bike.
  • When riding in a bike lane, ride with traffic, not against it.
  • Limit your speeds in congested areas
  • Helmets are strongly recommended as are nighttime lights and reflective riding gear.

Pedestrians also have responsibility.  Pedestrians must accommodate bicyclists and not just assume that "pedestrians always have the right-of-way".

  • Watch for vehicles - including cars, skate boards, buses and trucks                     
  • Please do not walk out into traffic without looking.
  • Stay attentive while using multi-use pathways.
  • When walking in an area with bicycles, please give bicyclists room to pass.

Motorists must obey Virginia laws that pertain to bicyclists and pedestrians.

  • The “Three Feet Law” requires motorists give a bicycle a three-foot clearance while passing it.  If you cannot do that you should slow down behind the bicycle until there is a safe passing opportunity.
  • “Share the road”.
  • It is illegal to exceed the speed limit to pass a bicycle.
  • When entering an intersection where there are bicycles, let the bicycles make their maneuvers without interfering.

We recently completed our Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (www.jmu.edu/navigatejmu) which includes numerous bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects. The University is currently spending $1.4 million in upgrading bicycle and pedestrian paths on campus.

So please be cognizant, courteous and responsible. BE SAFE !


10/17/2014

2nd Notice - JMU Testing Notification Systems on October 19th 2014 @ 3 PM

Students, Faculty and Staff:  

JMU will conduct a test of the comprehensive emergency response communication systems on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:00pm.  At this time a test text message/voice message will be sent to the cell phones of all individuals who have enrolled for emergency notification through MyMadison.  Also, a blast email message will be sent, and on campus, Madison Alert, the outdoor siren and PA system will be tested with a siren and audible message that will be broadcast across the system.  

If you have not already enrolled to receive emergency notifications via your cell phone or if you have changed your cell phone number since you enrolled in emergency notification, please log in to the MyMadison student tab (students) or the employee tab (faculty and staff) by Friday, October 17th, and provide your cell phone information and authorize its use by the University for emergency notification.   Please note that you must explicitly authorize JMU to contact you via your cell phone for emergencies.   Instructions are available via tutorials on the MyMadison student tab and employee tab.  

For more information regarding the emergency response communication systems and other safety information at JMU, visit the Public Safety website at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety and click on the Emergency Notification link. 

Thanks,  

Lee Shifflett  

Chief of Police  


9/24/2014

LiveSafe App Update

iOS8 compatibility issues with iPhones are fixed.  iPhone users with the iOS8 operating system can now use the LiveSafe app to:

 ·       Text or call for help in an emergency.  

  • Report suspicious activity anonymously to campus police. 
  • Let your friends know where you are as you walk home, so you never have to walk alone.   
  • View online emergency plans from your smart phone. 

Stay Safe!


9/18/2014

LiveSafe App Update

 

iPhone users – The LiveSafe app is not yet compatible with iOS8.  LiveSafe developers are in the process of making the necessary changes to the LiveSafe app now.  This problem only affects iPhone users running the iOS8 operating system.

 

We will let you know when this problem is corrected.

 

Stay Safe!


8/21/2014

At 8:40 p.m., JMU Police received conflicting reports of an individual with a gun in Potomac Hall.  Officers immediately responded and after a thorough investigation by campus police, a toy Airsoft gun was recovered.  Subject has been identified as a student and JMU police are in possession of the orange-tipped toy gun.  The matter has been resolved and there is no threat to the campus.


7/10/2014

Community Alert “Possible Threat to the Community”

Off Campus Assault and Breaking and Entering

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office

Case Number 2014-049747

On 7/9/2014 the Rockingham County Sheriff’s department gave notice to the James Madison University Police Department of an incident occurring on 6/29/2014 in the Aspen Heights neighborhood.

An unknown white male described as having an athletic build and approximately 6 feet tall entered a residence through a living room window. The victim was sleeping and awoke to discover the unknown male in her bedroom fondling her. She awoke and confronted the individual and he left the residence.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Rockingham Sheriff Department at 540-434-4436. The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe!

 


4/25/2014

Timely Notification Bulletin “Possible Threat to the Community”

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident occurring on the campus of James Madison University.

Attention:  Ikenberry Hall Offense:    Thefts in Ikenberry Hall Dates:        March 17th – presen tSuspect:    None

On April 23, 2014 the JMU Police Department received reports from several residents of Ikenberry Hall of thefts from dorm rooms. Property listed as being taken ranged from food and clothing to money. The thefts occurred over a period of time between March 17th to the present.

We encourage residents to lock the doors to their suites and individual rooms whenever they leave whether for 5 minutes or 5 days.  Don’t leave valuables out in the open, especially where they can be seen from outside your living area. Please contact JMU police or residence hall staff if you observe a suspicious person or suspicious activity.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison University Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu

Thank you and stay safe!


3/17/2014
James Madison University will be closed Monday, March 17th , due to weather. Please check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.                                                  


3/5/2014  and 3/7/2014

   SAFE BREAK SAFETY NOTICE TO THE JMU COMMUNITY   

The James Madison University Department of Police & Public Safety, along with the Harrisonburg Police Department, would like to remind you to take just a couple of minutes to properly prepare before leaving Harrisonburg for the upcoming school break.  Many of these tips are intended for students but can just as easily apply to faculty and staff as well and can be adapted by everyone for their day to day safety in any community. 

  SECURE YOUR PROPERTY 

•    Take anything of value, especially small items, home with you. (i.e. iPods, laptops, jewelry, etc.) 

•    Lock your dorm room, private space, apartment or office when you leave for break.  

•    Close and lock all windows and sliding glass doors.  Place a wooden dowel in the sliding glass door track.  (You can purchase wooden dowels at your local hardware store.) 

•    If you leave your vehicle in a campus parking lot or at your apartment complex, place all valuables out of site, secure them in the trunk and lock your doors.  Try to leave vehicle parked under a streetlight. 

•    If you have a bicycle, check with your hall staff to see if it is okay to leave your bicycle in your room over break.  If you cannot leave it in your room, secure it to a bike rack. 

•    If you live off-campus, secure your bicycle in your apartment. 

•    Write down all your serial numbers for your valuables, take pictures of them and store in a safe place. 

•    Off –Campus residents may also want to contact the U.S. Postal Service to suspend residential mail delivery while away. 

  NOTIFY FAMILY & FRIENDS 

•    Your intended travel plans – your time of departure and estimated time of arrival. 

•    Give them the phone number and address of where you’ll be staying (if not going home) and/or who you are traveling with. 

•    Fully charge your cell phone for your trip. 

•    Notify family or friends if you are delayed because of car trouble or traffic problems along your route.  

  THE 511 SYSTEM 

•    What is the 511 system? 

•    The 511 system is a one-stop resource for all the information you need for making your travel plans.  The 511 system has real-time traffic conditions, route planning and information about alternative ways to travel without a car.  

•    You can access the 511 system from any phone (dial 511) or computer at  www.511virginia.org 

•    Before leaving for break, check your travel route at www.511virginia.org  for any delays or major road construction projects. 

•    If you are delayed, call 511 to get an alternate travel route. 

•    To see if your home state is part of the 511 System, go to http://deploy511.org

  PUT TOGETHER A TRAVEL SAFETY KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE (The kit should include) 

•    Cellular phone fully charged & cell phone car charger. 

•    Flashlight with extra batteries 

•    First Aid kit 

•    Map of travel routes 

•    Basic tool kit 

•    Set of jumper cables 

•    Blanket & warm clothes  

BEFORE STARTING YOUR TRIP 

•    Top off vehicle gas tanks 

•    Have vehicle serviced on a regular basis 

•    Check the air in your tires 

•    Get plenty of rest before driving  

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY  

•    Look out for your neighbors and call the local police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.  If you’re in the Harrisonburg area over the holidays, local police can be reached at;  

•    JMU Police 540-568-6913 

•    Harrisonburg Police 540-434-4436 

•    Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office 540-564-3800   

For additional public safety information visit our website at  www.jmu.edu/pubsafety  

Thank you and have a safe break!


3/4/2014

UPDATE James Madison University will be closed Tuesday, March 4th, due to weather. Please check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


3/4/2014

James Madison University will open at 11 AM, Tuesday March 4th, due to weather. Please check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


3/3/2014

James Madison University will be closed Monday, March 3rd, due to weather. Please check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


2/13/2014

James Madison University will be closed Friday, February 14th, due to weather. Please check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


2/12/2014 

James Madison University will be closed Thursday, February 13th, due to weather. Please check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


2/10/2014

Community Alert “Possible Threat to the Community” Off Campus Sexual Assault HPD Case: 14-0010613 600 Block of South Mason St.

Offense: Sexual Assault

Date: 02-08-2014

Location: 600 Block South Mason Street

Suspects: 2 Unknown Males

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating a report of an alleged sexual assault that occurred on February 8th 2014, at a party in the 600 block of South Mason Street. The victim advised being assaulted by two male suspects. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 


JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.

Thank You and Stay Safe!


1/21/2014  JMU Weather Closing, Tuesday Jan 21st

JMU will be closing at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, January 21st, due to weather. Please check the JMU website at www.jmu.edu for information on class rescheduling.


12/10/2013   Update
The University will open at Noon today.  The exam schedule will begin with the 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm exams and continue with the normal exam schedule.  Those exams scheduled for 8:00 am – 10:00 am this morning will be held at 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Tuesday evening. December 10th.  Those exams scheduled for 10:30 am – 12:30 pm today will be held at 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm on Wednesday, December 11.  If you have any questions about your exam, please contact your professor. Please check the web site for any further delays.


12/10/2013

The University will open at 10:00 am today.  The exam schedule will begin with the 10:30 am -12:30 pm exams and continue with the normal exam schedule.  Those exams scheduled for 8:00 am – 10:00 am this morning will be held at 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Tuesday evening, December 10th.  If you have any questions about your exam, please contact your professor. Please check the website for any additional weather delays.


12/10/2013

SAFE BREAK NOTICE TO THE JMU COMMUNITY   

The James Madison University Department of Police & Public Safety, along with the Harrisonburg Police Department, would like to remind you to take just a couple of minutes to properly prepare before leaving Harrisonburg for the upcoming school break.  Many of these tips are intended for students but can just as easily apply to faculty and staff as well and can be adapted by everyone for their day to day safety in any community.    

SECURE YOUR PROPERTY 

•    Take anything of value, especially small items, home with you.     (i.e. iPods, laptops, jewelry, etc.) 

•    Lock your dorm room, private space, apartment or office when you leave for break.  

•    Close and lock all windows and sliding glass doors.  Place wooden dowel in sliding glass door track.  (You can purchase wooden dowels at your local hardware store.) 

•    If you leave your vehicle in a campus parking lot or at your apartment complex, place all valuables out of site, secure them in the trunk and lock your doors.  Try to leave vehicle parked under a streetlight. 

•    If you have a bicycle, check with your hall staff to see if it is okay to leave your bicycle in your room over break.  If you cannot leave it in your room, secure it to a bike rack. 

•    If you live off-campus, secure your bicycle in your apartment. 

•    Write down all your serial numbers for your valuables, take pictures of them and store in a safe place. 

•    Off –Campus residents may also want to contact the U.S. Postal Service to suspend residential mail delivery while away. 

NOTIFY FAMILY & FRIENDS 

•    Your intended travel plans – your time of departure and estimated time of arrival. 

•    Give them the phone number and address of where you’ll be staying (if not going home) and/or who you are traveling with. 

•    Fully charge your cell phone for your trip. 

•    Notify family or friends if you are delayed because of car trouble or traffic problems along your route. 

THE 511 SYSTEM 

•    What is the 511 system? 

•    The 511 system is a one-stop resource for all the information you need for making your travel plans.  The 511 system has real-time traffic conditions, route planning and information about alternative ways to travel without a car.  

•    You can access the 511 system from any phone (dial 511) or computer at  www.511virginia.org 

•    Before leaving for break, check your travel route at  www.511virginia.org  for any delays or major road construction projects. 

•    If you are delayed, call 511 to get an alternate travel route. 

•    To see if your home state is part of the 511 System, go to http://deploy511.org.  

PUT TOGETHER A TRAVEL SAFETY KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE 

   (The kit should include) 

•    Cellular phone fully charged & Cell phone car charger. 

•    Flashlight with extra batteries 

•    First Aid kit 

•    Map of travel routes 

•    Basic tool kit 

•    Set of jumper cables 

•    Blanket & warm clothes 

BEFORE STARTING YOUR TRIP 

•    Top off vehicle gas tanks 

•    Have vehicle serviced on a regular basis 

•    Check the air in your tires 

•    Get plenty of rest before driving 

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY 

•       Look out for your neighbors and call the local police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.  If you’re in the Harrisonburg area over the holidays, local police can be reached at; 

•       JMU Police                                                       540-568-6913 

•       Harrisonburg Police                                           540-434-4436 

•       Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office                    540-564-3800 

Call 911 for EMERGENCIES!  

For additional public safety information visit our website at  www.jmu.edu/pubsafety  

Thank you and have a safe break!


11/27/2013

JMU Community,  

James Madison University will be conducting a brief test of components of the Madison Alert Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at approximately 1:00 PM.  

This will only be a test of the outdoor horn and speaker systems. Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. 

James Madison University Department of Police and Public Safety 540-568-6913


11/20/2013

SAFE BREAK SAFETY NOTICE TO THE JMU COMMUNITY

The James Madison University Department of Police & Public Safety, along with the Harrisonburg Police Department, would like to remind you to take just a couple of minutes to properly prepare before leaving Harrisonburg for the upcoming school break.  Many of these tips are intended for students but can just as easily apply to faculty and staff as well and can be adapted by everyone for their day to day safety in any community.   
SECURE YOUR PROPERTY

•    Take anything of value, especially small items, home with you.  (i.e. iPods, laptops, jewelry, etc.)

•    Lock your dorm room, private space, apartment or office when you leave for break.

•    Close and lock all windows and sliding glass doors.  Place wooden dowel in sliding glass door track.  (You can purchase wooden dowels at your local hardware store.)

•    If you leave your vehicle in a campus parking lot or at your apartment complex, place all valuables out of site, secure them in the trunk and lock your doors.  Try to leave vehicle parked under a streetlight.

•    If you have a bicycle, check with your hall staff to see if it is okay to leave your bicycle in your room over break.  If you cannot leave it in your room, secure it to a bike rack.

•    If you live off-campus, secure your bicycle in your apartment.

•    Write down all your serial numbers for your valuables, take pictures of them and store in a safe place.

•    Off –Campus residents may also want to contact the U.S. Postal Service to suspend residential mail delivery while away.

NOTIFY FAMILY & FRIENDS

•    Your intended travel plans – your time of departure and estimated time of arrival.

•    Give them of the phone number and address of where you’ll be staying (if not going home) and/or who you are traveling with.

•    Fully charge your cell phone for your trip.

•    Notify family or friends if you are delayed because of car trouble or traffic problems along your route.

THE 511 SYSTEM

•    What is the 511 system?

•    The 511 system is a one-stop resource for all the information you need for making your travel plans.  The 511 system has real-time traffic conditions, route planning and information about alternative ways to travel without a car.

•    You can access the 511 system from any phone (dial 511) or computer at  www.511virginia.org

•    Before leaving for break, check your travel route at  www.511virginia.org  for any delays or major road construction projects.

•    If you are delayed, call 511 to get an alternate travel route.

•    To see if your home state is part of the 511 System, go to http://deploy511.org.

PUT TOGETHER A TRAVEL SAFETY KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE    

(The kit should include)

•    Cellular phone fully charged & Cell phone car charger.

•    Flashlight with extra batteries

•    First Aid kit

•    Map of travel routes

•    Basic tool kit

•    Set of jumper cables

•    Blanket & warm clothes

BEFORE STARTING YOUR TRIP

•    Top off vehicle gas tanks

•    Have vehicle serviced on a regular basis

•    Check the air in your tires

•    Get plenty of rest before driving

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY 

  • Look out for your neighbors and call the local police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.  If you’re in the Harrisonburg area over the holidays, local police can be reached at;
  • JMU Police                                                           540-568-6913
  • Harrisonburg Police                                            540-434-4436
  • Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office                   540-564-3800

Call 911 for EMERGENCIES! For additional public safety information visit our website at  www.jmu.edu/pubsafety Thank you and have a safe break!


11/20/2013

Timely Notification “Possible Threat to the Community” Harrisonburg Police Department Case 2013-084307 

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the James Madison University Police Department is giving notice of an incident considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community 

 A report of an alleged sexual assault was received third party by the JMU Police Department on November 19th, 2013. The victim consented to speaking with police and stated that she had attended a party on 11/16/2013 in the 600 Block of Walnut Lane. She stated that in the early morning hours of 11/17/2013, she became separated from her friends and was led upstairs by an unidentified male to a bedroom where she was subsequently sexually assaulted.

Further investigation in regard to this incident will be handled by Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD #2013-084307. 

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 

JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime prevention strategies.

  • Be wary of anyone who does not respect your boundaries, including boundaries with alcohol.
  • Be careful when inviting someone into your home, or going to someone else's home.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, do what you need to do to get elsewhere. Don't worry about what others may think or try to be polite so as not to offend others. Your safety is top priority. Be forceful and firm.
  • If things start to get out of hand, be loud in protesting, leave, and go for help. Do not wait for things to get better. If it feels uncomfortable, leave quickly.
  • If you feel you are being pressured, you probably are, and you need to respond. If a situation feels bad, or you start to get nervous about the way your date is acting, confront the person immediately or leave as quickly as possible.
  • Listen carefully to what the other person is saying. Always get permission, regardless of how long you have known or dated someone.
  • Never assume you know what your partner wants. Do not assume you both want the same degree of intimacy.
  • Intoxication is not a legal defense. You are responsible for your actions, whether you are sober or not.

A poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml

Thank You and Stay Safe! 


11/11/2013

Campus Alert

“Possible Threat to the Community” Off-Campus Home Invasion Robbery Harrisonburg Police Dept. Case 2013-082164

Offense: Home Invasion Robbery

Date: 11-11-2013 at 6:30 PM

Location 400 Block. Snowberry Lane. (Copper Beach)

   Suspects: (2) Black Males, (1) White Male, all dressed in black with masks & handguns.

On 11-11-2013, the  Harrisonburg Police Department notified JMU police of an alleged home  invasion robbery that occurred on Monday, November 11, 2013 at  approximately 6:30 PM.  The offense occurred in the 400 block of Snowberry Ln. in the Copper Beach housing complex.  There were three suspects described as two black males and one white male.  All three suspects were dressed in black, wearing masks, and displayed handguns. No further description provided.

Anyone with information on this incident should  contact the Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime Solvers 540-574-5050   or text “HPD,” plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The James Madison  University Police Department can be contacted at 540-568-6911; or in  person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony  Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 

JMU wants to  encourage everyone in the JMU Community to exercise good crime  prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night and   anytime the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5  days; to go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.

A   poster version of this message suitable for bulletin boards and any  follow-up information regarding this incident will be posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.  

Thank You and Stay Safe!


11/4/2013

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – I-81 CLOSED
Interstate   81 is closed in both  directions due to a traffic crash near the 243  mile marker and will remain  closed for significant amount of time.
I-81   Traffic is being rerouted  from North & South bound interstate onto  US RT 11 and other roads between  Exit 240 (Mt. Crawford) and Exit 245  (Port Road), expect significant delays. 
A detour has been   established for southbound traffic to direct traffic  off of Exit 245 on  to Port Republic Road West to US-11 South to VA-257 East and  back to  I-81 South.
If at all possible avoid travelling on these routes   until the incident is cleared up. Additional updates and information  will be  available through local news media, local radio stations and  www.511virginia.org


11/2/2013

Campus Alert “Possible Threat to the Community” Off Campus Strong Armed Robbery

Offense: Strong  Armed Robbery Date & Time: 11-02-2013 3:30 PM Location: Usman  Circle. Suspects: 3 White Males, No further description.
On 11-02-2013, the Harrisonburg police Department reported an alleged  strong armed  robbery that had occurred on Usman Circle. at  approximately 3:30 PM on Saturday,  11-02-13.
2 Victims reported that they exchanged words with four unknown white males on Usman  Drive. The four subjects took property from the victims and  left the  area. One suspect was apprehended a short time later.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact the James Madison  University  Police Department at 540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by  e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu 
JMU wants to encourage  everyone in the JMU Community to exercise  good crime prevention  strategies. Close and lock all doors and windows at night  and anytime  the area is left unattended whether it be for 5 minutes or 5 days;  to  go to class or go to the store or visit a friend.
A poster  version of  this message suitable for bulletin boards and any follow-up information  regarding this incident will be posted at   http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtm


10/31/2013

Campus Alert “Possible Threat to the Community” Dangerous Wanted  Subjects Frequenting Local Off - Campus Parties

The Rockingham County  Sheriff’s Department notified the JMU  Police Department on Oct 31, 2013 of an  alleged Home Invasion Robbery  that occurred in Purcellville VA., on Oct 14th,  2013. The alleged  offenders are believed to be in the Harrisonburg area and are  known to frequent off-campus college parties.
Offense: Home Invasion  Robbery Location: Purcellville, VA. Date: Oct 14th, 2013

Suspects: 
1. Dean Ballard, 20 Year Old White Male, 6’, 165 lbs. Brown Hair &  Hazel Eyes. Of Harrisonburg, VA.
2. David Russell Jr. 21 Year Old, White  Male, 5’11”, 185 lbs. Brown Hair, Brown Eyes. Of Leesburg, VA.
Both    subjects are considered armed and dangerous. Photos of the subjects  can be  viewed at JMU’s Public Safety website   http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml, then click PDF  Photographs  with the incident listing.
Anyone with information on this incident  should contact the Rockingham County Sheriff’s  Department at 540-568 3800,  Harrisonburg Police Department at Crime  Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus  the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) The   James Madison University Police Department can be  contacted at  540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police   Department at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu  
JMU wants to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to  exercise  good crime prevention strategies. Close and lock all doors and   windows at night  and anytime the area is left unattended whether it be  for 5 minutes or 5 days;  to go to class or go to the store or visit a  friend.
A poster version of  this message suitable for bulletin  boards and any follow-up information  regarding this incident will be  posted at  http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.
Thank You and  Stay Safe!


10/16/2013

Drop, Cover and Hold On!
On Thursday, October 17, at 10:17  a.m., James  Madison University will join individuals and organizations throughout the  southeast United States in participating in the Great  Southeast shakeout. 
The August 2011 magnitude 5.8 earthquake  centered in Louisa County,  Virginia reminds us that we all need to be  prepared for all sorts of natural  disasters. The Great Southeast Shakeout recommends the following procedures  during an earthquake:
• DROP to the ground • Take COVER under a  table or desk • HOLD ON to the table or desk until the tremor has passed. 
In   lieu of a formal earthquake drill, the university is encouraging   building coordinators, hall directors, supervisors, professors and  classroom  personnel to visit the Great Southeastern Shakeout website  and review steps that  should be taken to prepare for an earthquake.
In   addition to the  information on the Great Southeast Shakeout website, the campus community is  reminded of the following guidelines during an   emergency:
• 911 and the  campus equivalent, 568 – 6911, should  only be used if you are in imminent danger  or witness someone else in  imminent danger. • Fire alarms are to be used  only for actual  emergencies such as fire or obvious structural damage that poses   a  threat to individuals. • James Madison University will communicate  with  the university community through www.jmu.edu, AM radio station  1610 and/or via  text or voicemail messages through the university’s  emergency communication  system.
For more information about earthquake preparedness, visit  http://www.shakeout.org/southeast/


11/5/2013

Campus Alert “Possible Threat to the Community” Off Campus Sexual Assault

HPD Investigates  Potential Sexual Assault
On 10-04-2013,   the Harrisonburg Police  Department gave notice to the JMU Police  Department, of an alleged sexual  assault in the area of Bradley Drive.
The   Harrisonburg Police Department  is currently investigating a potential   sexual assault that occurred at a  residence on Bradley Drive, shortly   after midnight on Sunday, September 22nd.  The incident appears to have  occurred at a party which began Saturday night and  went into the early  morning hours of Sunday.
In the course of the  investigation,  the Harrisonburg Police Department obtained a picture of a  subject who  may have knowledge of this incident. The picture depicts a Caucasian   male, in his twenties, roughly 5’10” tall, with gauge style earrings  (AKA  “plugs”) in his ears.
The Harrisonburg Police Department is asking the  public for assistance in this investigation.
If   any person has any  knowledge of this incident, it is asked that they contact the Harrisonburg  Police Department’s Criminal Investigations  Division at (540) 437-2640. 
Anyone with information on this  incident should contact the Harrisonburg  Police Department at Crime  Solvers 540-574-5050 or text “HPD,” plus the tip to  274637 (CRIMES) The   James Madison University Police Department can be contacted  at  540-568-6911; or in person at the James Madison University Police  Department  at Anthony Seeger Hall; or by e-mail to publicsafety@jmu.edu  
JMU wants  to encourage everyone in the JMU Community to  exercise good crime prevention  strategies. Close and lock all doors and   windows at night and anytime the area  is left unattended whether it be  for 5 minutes or 5 days; to go to class or go  to the store or visit a  friend.
A poster version of this message  suitable for bulletin  boards and any follow-up information regarding this  incident will be  posted at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/IncidentListings.shtml.
Thank You and Stay Safe!


JMU is about to test the comprehensive emergency notification systems   including  Voice, Text, email and activation of the Campus Horn and P A   system. This is  only a test. In the event of an emergency this system   can be used to relay vital  information to the JMU Community. The test   will conclude with the all CLEAR  signal being given. Again, this is  only a test.


Archived

November   20,2013 PDF 

Off Campus Assault

November   11, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery

November   2, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Strong Armed Robbery

October   31, 2013 PDF PDF Photographs 

Off Campus Dangerous Wanted   Subjects Frequenting Local Off Campus Parties

Octobr   5,2013 PDF 

Off Campus Sexual Assault

June   22,2013 PDF 

Off Campus Malicious Wounding

June   15,2013 PDF 

Off Campus Malicious Wounding

May   15, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Armed Robbery UPDATE

May   14, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Armed Robbery

April   8, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery   UPDATE

April   5, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery

April   5, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Community Alert Bank   Robbery

February   5, 2013 PDF 

 Update Off Campus   Impersonation of Police Officer Arrest

January   12, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Impersonation of Police   Officer

January   12, 2013 PDF 

Off Campus Sexual Battery

January   3, 2013 PDF 

 Update Off Campus Shooting

December   23, 2012 PDF 

 Off Campus Shooting

November   11, 2012 PDF 

Off Campus Firearms Violaion

November   9, 2012 PDF 

Off Campus Reckless Handling of a   Firearm

October   23, 2012 PDF 

Off Campus Sexual Assault and   Armed Robbery Arrests

October   11, 2012 PDF 

On Campus Criminal Trespass

October   10, 2012 PDF 

Off Campus Assault

September   6, 2012 PDF 

Off Campus Armed Robbery

September   4, 2012 PDF 

Off Campus Rape

June   4, 2012 PDF 

Followup to Off Campus Robbery

May   31,2012 PDF

   Off Campus Robbery

May   20, 2012 PDF

Off Campus Shot Fired

May   5, 2012 PDF

Off Campus Robbery

February   21, 2012 PDF

Off Campus Aggravated Assault

February   10, 2012 PDF

Off Campus Robbery Update

February   8, 2012 PDF

Off Campus Robbery

January   14, 2012 PDF

Off Campus Malicious Wounding

December   12, 2011 PDF

Off Campus Shooting

November   21, 2011 PDF

Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

November   10, 2011 PDF

Indecent Exposure

October   31, 2011 PDF

Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

September   24, 2011 PDF

Attempted Abduction (Off Campus)

September   21, 2011 PDF

On-campus Attempted Robbery

September   16, 2011 PDF

Armed Robbery Arrests

September   11, 2011 PDF

Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

September   11, 2011 PDF

Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

September   6, 2011 PDF

Indecent Exposure

August   20, 2011 PDF

Indecent Exposure

June   2, 2011 PDF

 Assault

June   1, 2011 PDF

Off Campus Altercation

March   29, 2011 PDF

Off Campus Attempted Robbery

March   21, 2011 PDF

Off Campus Robbery

January   24, 2011 PDF

Indecent Exposure

January   18, 2011 PDF

Indecent Exposure

December   13, 2010 PDF

Indecent Exposure

November   29, 2010 PDF

Sexual Assault

November   17, 2010 PDF

Simple Assault Click Here to view composite (sketch of suspect) Contact JMU Police at 540 568 6911 or pubsafety@jmu.edu

October   28, 2010 PDF

Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery

October   25, 2010 PDF

Off Campus Assault

October   11, 2010 PDF

Off Campus Attempted Robbery

April   12, 2010 PDF - HTML

On Campus Assault

March   4, 2010 PDF - HTML

Off-Campus Robbery

January   14, 2010 PDF - HTML

Off Campus Abduction and Forcible   Rape

November   19, 2009 PDF - HTML

Off-Campus Aggravated Assault

November   17, 2009 PDF - HTML

Off-Campus Assault and Battery

October   18, 2009 PDF - HTML

Criminal Trespass Residence Hall

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