Campus Safety Notice

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Vehicle Burglaries; Acacia Hall Front Parking Lot, Stanislaus State Stockton Campus.


On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, between approximately 8:30 p.m., and 9:10 p.m., three vehicles parked in the Acacia Hall front parking lot were broken into on the Stanislaus State Stockton campus. Two vehicles had their rear passenger windows smashed. One vehicle had the front passenger window smashed. Valuables were taken from two of the three vehicles.

Suspect(s) Description

There is no description of the suspect(s) at this time.


Victims of vehicle burglary and anyone with information related to the crimes should report the incident and information to Securitas at (209) 715-0650 and to the Stockton Police Department via the online reporting process.

Prevention tips

  1. Lock vehicle doors and close the windows.
  2. Hide valuables. If possible do not leave valuables in your vehicle. If you must leave valuables in your vehicle, place them in the trunk prior to reaching your destination.
  3. Park in well-lit areas.
  4. Report suspicious vehicles and behavior to the police and/or security immediately.
  5. Know where the emergency call boxes are on campus and learn how to use them.

Please remember these on-campus resources:

  • Psychological Counseling Services, (209) 667-3381 (office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Victim Advocate, (209) 667-3993, Science 1, Room 234

Report suspicious persons, vehicles or activities immediately to:

Stockton Campus
Securitas Security at (209) 715-0650, in an emergency, dial 911, or anonymously online.

Turlock campus
University Police at (209) 667-3911 or anonymously online. In an emergency, dial 911 or use a blue light phone.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Early this week, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced plans to begin a Public Safety Power Shutoff event (PSPS) throughout several areas in California due to high winds and an increased chance of fire. Progress and planning of these events have been closely monitored at Stanislaus State by Capital Planning & Facilities Management and University Police. At this time, neither the Turlock or Stockton campuses expect to be impacted by planned power shutoffs. We remain open.

Current information on the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff event, along with preparation and safety tips, can be found on the PG&E web page. If a local outage takes place, please refer to the campus Emergency Guides online.

Friday, October 4, 2019


Suspicious Person; Parking Lot 5 north of Demergasso-Bava Hall

The University Police Department has determined the incident described below was the result of a student project. UPD has been in contact with the students involved, and determined there is no ongoing threat to the campus or surrounding community.

Incident/Suspect Description (RESOLVED)

A dark blue 4-door sedan (newer than 2005 with bright headlights with a blue hue) was seen in Parking Lot 5 north of Demergasso-Bava Hall (DBH). The occupants were four to five males all wearing black pullover ski masks.

While seated in the vehicle the hooded subjects were talking to three females standing on the sidewalk south of Parking Lot 5. The observer described the conversation between the between the females and vehicle occupants as casual.  No crimes or acts of violence have been reported associated with this incident.


If you have any information relating to this or another incident, please contact University Police at (209) 667-3911, or you can report anonymously to the University through the StanCares reporting form.

Please remember, University officers patrol our campus 24/7. You can reach an officer by calling (209) 667-3911 or 911.

Victim/witness intimidation and harassment constitutes illegal retaliation, could cause criminal charges if it interferes with a criminal investigation, and will not be tolerated.

Prevention Tips

  1. Scan the area before you exit or approach your building or vehicle while you proceed between sites. 
  2. Have your key ready in hand to quickly access the door of your building or vehicle.
  3. Do not prop open doors, thwart security measures or let strangers in.
  4. Stay alert and trust your instincts.
  5. Walk in a group.
  6. Tell your friends and/or roommates where you are going and when you plan to return.
  7. Turn down the volume of headphones to enhance awareness of your surroundings.
  8. Report suspicious vehicles and behavior to the police immediately.
  9. Know where the emergency call boxes are on campus and learn how to use them.
  10. If you are being followed, change direction and go to the nearest home or business; knock on the door, and request that someone call the police. Note the description of the person following you.

Please remember these on-campus resources:

  • Warrior Express Safety Shuttles, text your location and destination to 277-8940 or call 667-3114. Shuttles are available Monday to Thursday, 6PM to midnight, and Friday 6PM – 10PM.
  • Psychological Counseling Services, (209) 667-3381 (office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Victim Advocate, (209) 667-3993, Science 1, Room 234
  • To file a Title IX complaint, contact Title IX Coordinator Julie Johnson at (209) 667-3351, Mary Stuart Rogers Building, Suite 320.
  • Employee Assistance Provider at or call (800) 367-7474
  • Incidents occurring off campus within the city limits can be reported to the Turlock Police Department at 209-668-1200.

Report suspicious persons, vehicles or activities immediately to University Police at (209) 667-3911. In an emergency, dial 911 or use a blue light phone.

Monday, February 11, 2019

3:53 p.m. - The Demergasso-Bava Hall has been cleared for reentry, some lingering odor may remain as Facilities Services works to vent the building.

3:27 p.m. - Demergasso-Bava Hall has been evacuated to investigate an unknown odor.  Police and fire are investigating.  Please stay out of the area until further notice. The rest of the campus has not been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Stanislaus State University Police Department received a report of a student overhearing someone commenting on a possible threat to participants at a campus event. We are aware and responding appropriately.

We take every report seriously and are taking actions to ensure campus safety. Campus is not on lock down.

Please note official messages regarding safety or campus lock downs will come from an official Stan Alert or campus email.

If you hear or see anything suspicious, please contact UPD at 667-3911. In an emergency always call 9-1-1 immediately.