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Safety Annoucements
Timely Notifications and Crime Alerts

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 Univeristy 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 occuring 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 members and guests of the community.

*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.


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!

 

 


 

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Archived

November 20,2013
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Off Campus Assault

November 11, 2013
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Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery

November 2, 2013
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Off Campus Strong Armed Robbery

October 31, 2013
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PDF Photographs 

Off Campus Dangerous Wanted Subjects Frequenting Local Off Campus Parties

Octobr 5,2013
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Off Campus Sexual Assault

June 22,2013
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Off Campus Malicious Wounding

June 15,2013
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Off Campus Malicious Wounding

May 15, 2013

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Off Campus Armed Robbery UPDATE

May 14, 2013

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Off Campus Armed Robbery

April 8, 2013
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Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery UPDATE

April 5, 2013
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Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery

April 5, 2013
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Off Campus Community Alert Bank Robbery

February 5, 2013
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 Update Off Campus Impersonation of Police Officer Arrest

January 12, 2013
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Off Campus Impersonation of Police Officer

January 12, 2013
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Off Campus Sexual Battery

January 3, 2013
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 Update Off Campus Shooting

December 23, 2012
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 Off Campus Shooting

November 11, 2012
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Off Campus Firearms Violaion

November 9, 2012
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Off Campus Reckless Handling of a Firearm

October 23, 2012
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Off Campus Sexual Assault and Armed Robbery Arrests

October 11, 2012

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On Campus Criminal Trespass

October 10, 2012
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Off Campus Assault

September 6, 2012
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Off Campus Armed Robbery

September 4, 2012
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Off Campus Rape

June 4, 2012
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Followup to Off Campus Robbery

May 31,2012
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   Off Campus Robbery

May 20, 2012
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Off Campus Shot Fired

May 5, 2012

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Off Campus Robbery

February 21, 2012
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Off Campus Aggravated Assault

February 10, 2012
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Off Campus Robbery Update

February 8, 2012
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Off Campus Robbery

January 14, 2012
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Off Campus Malicious Wounding

December 12, 2011
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Off Campus Shooting

November 21, 2011
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Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

November 10, 2011
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Indecent Exposure

October 31, 2011
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Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

September 24, 2011
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Attempted Abduction (Off Campus)

September 21, 2011
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On-campus Attempted Robbery

September 16, 2011
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Armed Robbery Arrests

September 11, 2011
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Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

September 11, 2011
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Armed Robbery (Off Campus)

September 6, 2011
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Indecent Exposure

 

August 20, 2011
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Indecent Exposure

June 2, 2011

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 Assault

June 1, 2011
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Off Campus Altercation

March 29, 2011
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Off Campus Attempted Robbery

March 21, 2011
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Off Campus Robbery

January 24, 2011
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Indecent Exposure

January 18, 2011
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Indecent Exposure

December 13, 2010

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Indecent Exposure

November 29, 2010
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Sexual Assault

November 17, 2010

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Simple Assault
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Contact JMU Police at 540 568 6911 or pubsafety@jmu.edu

October 28, 2010

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Off Campus Home Invasion Robbery

October 25, 2010

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Off Campus Assault

October 11, 2010

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Off Campus Attempted Robbery

April 12, 2010

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On Campus Assault

March 4, 2010

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Off-Campus Robbery

January 14, 2010

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Off Campus Abduction and Forcible Rape

November 19, 2009

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Off-Campus Aggravated Assault

November 17, 2009

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Off-Campus Assault and Battery

October 18, 2009

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Criminal Trespass Residence Hall