Public Safety Advisory

On Thursday, Oct. 10, at approximately 8:15 p.m. UIC Police received a report of an armed robbery that just occurred in the 700 block of W. Rochford St. The victim stated that two offenders approached him, displayed a black firearm and took his property. The first offender is described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, dreadlocks, wearing a blue Adidas hoodie and blue jeans. The second offender is described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, dreadlocks, wearing a black jacket with khaki pants. The offenders fled southbound on S. Union Ave. in a white Ford Fusion with tinted windows. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/azk46whFvkDTiaAx6

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds.
  • Don’t display valuables in public.
  • On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
  • To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
  • Report crime promptly to police.

Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm

Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages — issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel — are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu


UIC ALERT: UIC Police take all threats seriously

UIC ALERT: UIC Police take all threats to the campus community very seriously and will continue to work with Federal and State partners to maintain the safety and security of the university. If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement immediately by calling 312-355-5555 or 911.

Public Safety Advisory, Oct. 9, 2019

UIC Police are aware of an anonymous Facebook post suggesting that a person in the campus community may be having suicidal thoughts. Additional posts have suggested that there may be an active threat to the campus. UIC Police are involved and have determined that there is no credible threat to the campus. If you are worried about the mental health of a friend or loved one, please call the UIC Counseling Center 312-996-3490 to talk about possible courses of action and how to best help. If someone is in imminent risk, call UIC Police at 312-355-5555 or 911.


UIC Alert: All streets now open

All streets near the Damen/Taylor intersection are now open. Resume normal activities.


UIC Alert: Ongoing congestion at Damen/Taylor

UIC ALERT: The UIC campus is not under any threat or danger. An alleged shooter has been taken into custody at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Nobody has been injured. Continue to avoid the Taylor/Damen intersection which is still heavily congested. More information as available at emergency.uic.edu.


UIC Alert: Police activity at corner of Taylor and Damen

Police activity at the corner of Taylor and Damen Streets. Avoid the area. Authorities are responding. If you are on campus, follow instructions from university officials or local authorities. More information as available at emergency.uic.edu.


Public Safety Advisory: July 1, 2019

On Monday, July 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m. UIC Police responded to a report of a robbery near Harrison St. and Morgan St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached by two offenders who took his property by force. Both offenders are described as white males, wearing white shirts and blue jeans. The offenders fled eastbound on Harrison St. The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds.
  • Don’t display valuables in public.
  • On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
  • To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
  • Report crime promptly to police.

Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents

Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages — issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel — are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu


Public Safety Advisory: May 1, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1, at approximately 4:30 a.m. UIC Police responded to a report of an alarm at 1306 S. Halsted St. Upon arrival, UIC Police discovered that an unknown offender(s) broke the front window of the business, entered the building, removed property and fled in an unknown direction.  The business was not open and no injuries are reported.  There is no offender description available.

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call (312) 996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped

UIC Police offers the following security tips:

–Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds.
–Don’t display valuables in public.
–On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
–To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
–Report crime promptly to police.

Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm

Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages — issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel — are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu


Power restored/classes resume

Power has been restored to all East Campus buildings and all classes will resume as scheduled including classes in the Science & Engineering Lab East, Science & Engineering Lab West, Science & Engineering South and Engineering Research Facility. These four buildings will reopen Wed., April 17 at 7 am. For more info visit emergency.uic.edu


Update on classes

All classes on the East Campus will take place today with the exception of those held in Science & Engineering Lab East, Science & Engineering Lab West, Science & Engineering South, and the Engineering Research Facility. These four buildings will remain closed for the rest of the day. More information as available at emergency.uic.edu.