— August 29, 2006 —

As the school year gets underway, the university encourages students, faculty and staff to familiarize themselves with safety resources on campus and to take basic safety precautions.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, there were three armed robberies in the Marquette area. Public Safety officers were on the scene immediately. They apprehended one suspect and were able to identify a second suspect. Milwaukee police officers subsequently arrested the two suspects and are seeking a third known suspect. No one was physically injured in any of the incidents. Those involved in the incidents are being assisted by various departments within the university.

Marquette’s Public Safety Department reminds the campus community to take the following precautions:

  1. Be aware of your surroundings.
  2. At night, walk in groups. Make sure your friends don’t walk or jog alone.
  3. Use the LIMO vans and Student Safety escorts. At Marquette, there is no reason for anyone to walk alone.
  4. Know the locations of blue light phones. . The phones offer direct lines to Public Safety 24 hours a day. There are nearly 200 phones in the campus area
  5. Contact Public Safety if you observe suspicious people or vehicles in your area.
  6. If someone that you do not feel comfortable being near approaches you, quickly walk away. Go to a residence hall, an open business or the Public Safety office in Parking Structure 1 on North 16th Street. Call Public Safety at (414) 288-6800 (x8-6800 on campus)
  7. At home, keep exterior doors locked at all times.
  8. Park in well-lighted areas, put valuables in your trunk and lock your car.
  9. If you are coming home alone, call ahead and have someone watch for you.

If you have safety questions or concerns at any time, call the Public Safety Department at (414) 288-6800 (x8-6800 on campus).


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