Arhived PSA

Archived PSAs

Campus Vandalism (10-14-2016)

The San Francisco State University Police Department is currently investigating several flyers that were placed in and around the campus community by a possible extremist group. These flyers depicted a SFSU community member in a very concerning manner. In addition, the manner in which the flyers were posted, may have caused damage to University property.

The University Police is asking for your help in order to find and locate any person(s) who may be responsible for the incident.

  • If anyone has information regarding the person(s) who may have posted these flyers, please contact the San Francisco State University Police Department at (415) 338-2222 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 338-3030.
  • Remain observant and vigilant when moving around campus at all times. If you see someone acting suspiciously, call the San Francisco State University Police Department immediately at 415-338-2222 or 9-1-1 (emergencies).

 

Auto Burglaries Advisory (09-14-2016)

The SF State University Police Department is providing this public safety advisory regarding the numerous auto burglaries in the area of University Park North.

In these incidents, the unknown suspects have gained access through smashing vehicle windows and unsecured vehicle doors. There is no suspect description and at this point and it is unknown if these incidents are related.  

Below is a list of tips we recommend for you to ensure the security of you and your residence.

 

Risk-reduction Measures

  • Be sure to secure your vehicle doors and do not leave valuables in plain site.
  • If you see something or someone suspicious, call the University Police. 
 

Building Safety Tips (08-31-2016)

The SF State University Police Department is providing this public safety advisory as a reminder to all faculty, staff and students to be aware of your surroundings at all times while in and around the SF State Downtown Campus. Use caution entering and exiting stairwells when fire alarms are activated. Always remember that if you see something suspicious, say something. Below is a list of tips we recommend that you apply to ensure the security of you, colleagues and the building.

Risk Reduction Measures:

  • Be cautious when entering the building, especially during non-traditional business hours.
  • Be alert and aware when walking in the stairwells.
  • Be observant of your surroundings and persons around you.
  • Be sure to secure your office doors when leaving and do not leave valuables in plain view.
  • Contact the on-site SFSU CSS staff if you notice that any of the stairwell doors are left propped open or if you observe the locking mechanism has been tampered with.
  • If you see something or someone that causes concern, e.g., they don’t look like they are in the appropriate place, contact Westfield Security or an SFSU CSS, both of whom are located inside the building.
DTC Security Numbers
WESTFIELD SECURITY (415) 495-7125 / (415) 229-7811
SFSU CSS staff (415) 314-7005
SFPD non-emergency (415) 553-0123

 
In an emergency call 911

 

CHECK CASHING SCAM (11-18-2015)

The SF State University Police Department is providing this public safety advisory regarding an apparent check cashing scam targeting students.

In the incidents, the suspects have approached the victims off campus on the sidewalk of 19th Avenue and Buckingham Way near the Stonestown Galleria parking lot. The suspects state to victims that they’ve lost their wallet or were the victim of a crime and request the victim’s assistance in cashing a check.

When the victims have agreed to assist, the suspects walk with the victims to an ATM or bank where the victims unknowingly deposit a fraudulent check provided to them by the suspect.

The victims then withdraw money from their accounts and provide it to the suspects. The amount of loss is in all incidents has been $500-$1500.

Below is a list of tips we recommend for you to share with our students to help them ensure the security of their bank accounts.

Risk-reduction Measures

  • Be cautious about offering assistance in situations like the one described above.
  • If an unknown subject approaches you and asks for you to cash a check and then give that person all, or a majority of the money there is a very high likelihood that the check is either fraudulent or stolen.
  • These suspects are usually very persistent and will tell you a sad or compelling story about how they are down on their luck and really need your help so be vigilant!
  • If you see something or someone suspicious, call the University Police.