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    January 16th, 2019


    This is a test of the UO Alert system.

    For more tips and training on emergency preparation and response, for individuals and UO departments, visit Emergency Management and Continuity.

    UO Police Dispatch Phone System Restored

    January 9th, 2019

    The issue has been resolved and UO Police Dispatch phone is back to normal.

    UO Police Dispatch phone system down

    January 9th, 2019

    We are experiencing phone system issues with UO Police Dispatch (541-346-2919) and some Campus Planning and Facilities Management buildings.  Please call 911 for emergencies until we restore phone system.

    Campus Crime Alert 2018-11-30

    November 30th, 2018


    What is this notice? Campus Crime Alerts are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    A University of Oregon student told UO Police that an unknown man tried to take his backpack on Agate Street just south of 13th Avenue, near Boynton Hall at about 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30. The student fought back and kept his backpack, while the suspect fled.

    The student described the man as white, about 25 years old, medium build, about 5-foot-8 tall, with short dark hair and facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the left breast side, a tannish-green vest with hood, baggy bluejeans, and gray running shoes with dark laces. A security camera image (see below) of the suspect was shared with local law enforcement, and police searched the area for the man but did not find him.

    This case is unresolved. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should contact UOPD at 541-346-2919.

    Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu. Campus crimes and safety concerns can always be reported to UOPD, 24 hours per day, at 541-346-2919.


    No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.

    • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
    • Bystanders should try to be aware of their surroundings, and if there are signs of a person in distress, bystanders should make themselves known and offer assistance if it is safe to do so, and/or seek immediate help from police or security personnel. Ducks protect ducks.
    • Every person and situation is different; survivors must decide for themselves what actions or responses are safest in any situation. If someone attempts to touch you against your will, you have the right to yell “NO” loudly, or do whatever is necessary to get the person to let go, and flee to a safe place and seek help. When safe, try to remember as much as possible about the person’s appearance and behavior. Regardless of what happens during an incident, you have the right to report the crime and to receive services and accommodations.
    • Assaults by strangers are far less common than assaults by people known to survivors. Self-defense classes can prepare people to deter or escape an assault, and have benefits for improved awareness and confidence. Credit courses are available from the Physical Education department and from UOPD.
    • At night or off-campus, students are encouraged to use ride options like UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2) or Designated Driver Shuttle (541-346-RIDE ext. 1), or the UO Campus Shuttle (map.uoregon.edu/campus-shuttle), call a taxicab or ride-hailing service, or contact UOPD for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).
    • For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1. To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UOPD at 541-346-2919.
    • Download the UO Mobile App for easy access to safety resources, safe ride options, and maps.


    • Survivors have a right to report crimes to police and have crimes investigated and/or prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.
    • Survivors and victims of crime seeking support should call the Office of the Dean of Students: 541-346-3216. For support related to sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based violence, call the SAFE hotline: 541-346-SAFE (7233) or visit safe.uoregon.edu.
    • For students, personal counseling and other support services are available through the University Counseling and Testing Center, 541-346-3227 (available 24 hours).
    • For students, medical and sexual assault examination services are available at University Health Center, 541-346-2770.
    • For employees, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance, 541-346-3123, and Office of Human Resources, 541-346-3159, can assist in connecting to resources.
    • Other community resources available are Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 541-343-7277 (24 hour crisis line) or 541-484-9791, Womenspace, 541-485-8232 or 541-485-6513 (24 hour crisis line), and White Bird Clinic Counseling, 541-342-8255 541-687-4000 (24 hour crisis line).

    Eugene Police share info on armed robbery near UO

    November 16th, 2018

    The Eugene Police Department issued a news release on Friday, November 16 about an armed robbery that was reported near the University of Oregon campus on Thursday evening, which was the subject of a UO Alert. The initial report gave the location of the incident as 17th Avenue and Alder Street, which is inside the university’s Clery boundary. Upon investigation, police found the incident occurred at Alder Alley, which is west and outside of the Clery boundary. This means that a Campus Crime Alert will not be issued, and the incident will not be part of the UO’s calendar year 2018 crime statistics. This is a Eugene Police investigation, and the UO will have no further information available for release.

    Eugene Police News Release
    November 16, 2018
    For further information, contact:
    Melinda McLaughlin, APR, Public Information Director, at 541.682.5124
    John Hankemeier, Public Information Coordinator, 541-682-5197

    Street Robbery at 17th Avenue/Alder Aly
    Case Number 18-18228

    At 9:54 p.m. on November 15, Eugene Police officers were called to E. 17th Avenue and Alder Alley after two people were robbed at gunpoint.

    The victims, a woman, age 18, and a man, age 21, reported parking their vehicle on E. 17th and seeing a man across the street talking on a cell phone, who then crossed the street and stood nearby. As the victims finished unloading their car and started to walk away, the suspect called to them. When they turned around, the suspect robbed them of their purse and wallet at gunpoint and then fled on foot from the area. A Lane County Sheriff’s Office K9 responded to help with a search of the area, and officers spent almost an hour canvassing the area but did not locate the suspect.

    Neither of the victims were UO students, but UOPD assisted in the response and sent out notifications to their students.

    The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5’9” tall, with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing all-black clothing and a dark-colored bandana over his face.

    If anyone has information in this case, they should call 541-682-5111.

    UO Alert:

    November 16th, 2018


    Eugene Police have suspended the search for the suspect in the reported armed robbery at 17th and Alder; see UO Alerts for suspect description.

    If you can provide information about this incident call 541-346-2919. In emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1.

    Armed Robbery Suspect Info

    November 16th, 2018

    11/15/18 – 11:04 pm

    Eugene Police have shared a suspect description for the reported robbery near 17th Avenue and Alder Street: a black male, age in his 20s, about 5-foot-9, heavy build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants with a chain in the pocket, and a bandana. The suspect may be armed. If seen, call 9-1-1 immediately.

    UO Alert:

    November 15th, 2018


    11/15/2018 – 10:15 pm

    Location: 17th & Alder Street

    What/Suspect Description: Armed robbery reported in the area of 17th & Alder.

    UO Action Taken: Law enforcement is responding to the incident.

    What to do: Avoid the area. If you can provide information about this incident call 541-346-2919. In emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1.

    Updates when and if available will be posted to the UO Alerts page.

    UO Alert Test

    October 18th, 2018


    This is a test of the UO Alert system and a reminder to practice earthquake response: Duck, Cover, and Hold. In an actual earthquake, drop to the floor, get under a sturdy piece of furniture, and hold on until the shaking stops.

    For more tips and training on emergency preparation and response, for individuals and UO departments, visit Emergency Management and Continuity.

    Nationwide Emergency Notification Test – Oct. 3rd at 11:18 PDT

    October 2nd, 2018

    At 11:18 am PDT, October 3, 2018, a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will broadcast to radio, TV, cable stations and wireless carriers (text messages).

    The test is coordinated by FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The test is not affiliated with University of Oregon Alerts.

    Read the Around the O story for more information.

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