Campus Safety Alerts
Numerous and diligent efforts are made to advise members of the campus community about crime related problems. The college's duty to inform students of threatening situations is taken seriously, and as a result, information related to crime and criminal activity is provided to the community in an accurate and timely fashion. Because awareness is essential to effective crime reduction, the College will release information, which can be used by students and other College community members to reduce their chances of becoming victims.
The Department of Public Safety issues timely warnings or Safety Alerts to campus community members informing them of incidents/crimes impacting the campus community and/or surrounding Gettysburg Borough. This information is disseminated to campus community members via use of electronic mail messages, information flyers posted at highly visible locations throughout campus, and during crime prevention presentations presented by Public Safety personnel. The decision to issue a timely warning or Safety Alert is made by the Director of Public Safety in coordination and consultation with the VP for College Life and Dean of Students. Safety Alert notices are submitted to the campus community on certain crimes that represent a continuing threat to students and employees and that were reported to officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, campus safety and security, or the local police.
DAILY CRIME AND INCIDENT LOG
The Daily Crime and Incident log, located at public safety headquarters, documents all crimes and fires that have occurred each day that are within the college’s geographical reporting and patrolling areas. This log is open to the public for inspection. You can see the log and get copies by visiting DPS and making the request to an on-duty public safety officer.