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Annual Security Report Now Available!

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Sexual Assault Data Report are now available on the Department of Public Safety website at by visiting the Crime Alerts and Logs page, or by clicking on the following link; 2021 Annual Security Report.

If you would like to receive a physical copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (612) 330-1717 or email a request to publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, public safety law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned and controlled by Augsburg University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Augsburg University Department of Public Safety.

Timely Notice: Vehicle Thefts on Minneapolis Campus 9/29/21

Motor Vehicle Thefts

September 29, 2021

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of concerning incidents that occurred on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Motor Vehicle Thefts

Today, September 29, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received multiple reports of vehicles being stolen out of Lot B within the last 24 hours.  One report involved two vehicles which were left unlocked with the keys left in the vehicles; these vehicles were stolen between 6:15 A.M. and 6:20 A.M. on Wednesday September 29.  A second report stated a single vehicle was taken between 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday September 28 and 11:00 A.M on Wednesday September 29.  Both reports have been shared with the Minneapolis Police, who are actively investigating the thefts.  No suspect descriptions are available at this time.  

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating these incidents. Anyone who may have information regarding these incidents is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

 

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Always lock your vehicle and check all doors to make sure the locks have engaged
  • Remove all belongings from your vehicle or place them in the trunk or under a seat where they cannot be seen from outside the vehicle
  • Check your glove compartment and user manual to make sure spare keys/fobs are not left in your vehicle (spare keys are sometimes left in these areas after purchasing a vehicle)
  • If you are not using your vehicle on a regular basis, take the time to check on it at least once per day

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available.  Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.

Timely Notice: Armed Robbery on Minneapolis Campus 5/1/2021

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN

Armed Robbery

5/1/2021

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of an incident that occurred at the intersection of 8th St S and 20th Ave S on the Minneapolis campus.

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Armed Robbery

Today, May 1, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at approximately 3:15 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at the intersection of 8th St S and 20th Ave S.  The victim was traveling west on 8th St S when they were rear ended by the suspects’ vehicle.  When the victims got out of their vehicle to view the damage and exchange insurance information, one suspect stole a purse from the victim’s vehicle, while another suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and left the scene, followed by the suspects’ vehicle.  One of the victims attempted to chase the suspect who stole the purse, but stopped when the suspect with the purse pulled out a gun.  The suspects’ vehicle is a black Nissan with Minnesota license plate 353-PUJ.

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

DPS is grateful to the members of the Augsburg community who promptly called x1717 to notify DPS of this incident.  To all our community members, please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

 

SAFETY TIPS:

  • If you see the suspects’ vehicle contact the Minneapolis Police by calling 911 as soon as possible with the location and direction the vehicle is traveling
  • Keep your head up and be aware of your surroundings
  • If approached in your vehicle by someone you do not know, do not open doors or roll down windows
  • If you are involved in an accident on campus, remain in your vehicle and call Public Safety
  • If you are a victim of a crime, do not attempt to chase or apprehend the suspect – focus on details of the suspect(s) that could help identify them and call Public Safety as soon as it is safe to do so
  • Call Public Safety or the Minneapolis Police if you see any suspicious activity

 

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available.  Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.

Augsburg University Cancels Classes as Verdict is Announced

Augsburg University classes are canceled immediately for the remainder of the day and evening as a result of this afternoon’s verdict in the Chauvin trial. Additionally, all campus activities, except those below, are canceled tonight and Lindell Library will be closed. There will be an Augsburg staff person on hand in each location to support students. Please wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. Space is limited, so we ask that faculty and staff attend only the vigil.

  • 5 p.m vigil in the quad – all students faculty and staff are invited to attend
  • Late night breakfast – 8 to 10 p.m. in the Dining Commons

In the event of a curfew, Augsburg will suspend campus operations as we have done in the past week. Resident students are still able to leave their residential unit to go to the Dining Commons for the evening meal. 

For the rest of the week (Wednesday and Friday), all scheduled courses will move to remote learning modalities.  As a reminder, courses meeting on Thursday this week were previously canceled.  

 

View the different levels of response that have been coordinated with Residence Life, Public Safety, and Day Student Government.

Curfew Announced at 7 p.m. Monday (4/12/2021)

A curfew from 7 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Tuesday has been announced for Hennepin, Ramsey, and Anoka counties. Minneapolis and St. Paul are under a state of emergency.

People traveling to and from work are exempt from this curfew – so Public Safety, Facilities, Dining Services and any other departments who will have people on campus for work purposes will still be able to get to or leave campus during the curfew.

Public Safety recommends that athletic practices and other campus activities be shortened so students can meet the curfew hours.

Residential students still may go to The Commons for dinner. Find hours during Ramadan.

Here’s an overview of what to expect and how to plan:

  • Emergency notifications may be sent out to the community depending on the level of activity occurring and its location relative to campus
  • If possible, have an off-campus housing option you can go to with alternative routes to get to the off-campus location
  • Be aware of any curfews put into place by the city or state
  • Have a bag with essentials packed in case you need to evacuate campus, including face coverings, any medication you may need and a phone charger

View the different levels of response that have been coordinated with Residence Life, Public Safety, and Day Student Government.

Timely Notice: Armed Robbery on 2/17/2021

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Armed Robbery

Feb 18, 2021

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of an incident that occurred yesterday on Riverside Ave. on the Minneapolis campus.

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Armed Robbery

Today, February 18, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at approximately 5 p.m. on February 17, an armed robbery occurred on Riverside Ave. near the Ice Arena. A non-Augsburg individual was in their parked vehicle at the parking meters on the south side of Riverside Ave. when they were approached by a light blue, 4-door sedan with two occupants. The suspect in the passenger seat asked the victim for directions to HCMC, when the victim said they weren’t from the area, the vehicle left. The same vehicle pulled up again a few minutes later and asked the victim to look up directions on their phone; when the victim pulled out their phone, the suspect in the passenger seat got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at the victim, demanding the victim to get out of the vehicle. The victim was able to talk the suspects out of taking their vehicle but had their wallet taken. The suspects left in an unknown direction.

The suspect with the gun was described as a male, 5’8”-5’9”, slender build, black hair (short on the sides, longer on top) with a chipped right front tooth. The suspect vehicle was described as a light blue, 4-door sedan that had a very clean exterior (no salt or snow).

 

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

 

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Keep your head up and be aware of your surroundings
  • If approached in your vehicle by someone you do not know, do not open doors or roll down windows
  • Call Public Safety or the Minneapolis Police if you see any suspicious activity

 

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available.  Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.

Annual Security Report Now Available

Augsburg University is committed to assisting all members of the Augsburg community in providing for their own safety and security.  The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Department of Public Safety website at by visiting the Crime Alerts and Logs page, or by clicking on the following link; 2020 Annual Security Report.

In order to keep in compliance with campus policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, if you would like to receive a physical copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (612) 330-1717 or email a request to publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, public safety law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned and controlled by Augsburg University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Augsburg University Department of Public Safety.

DPS Response to Protests on Campus Property

Does Augsburg allow protests on campus?

Yes.  Augsburg supports the use of first amendment rights in the form of peaceful protests.

Will DPS take action against protesters on campus?

No, the Department of Public Safety will not take action against peaceful protesters.  Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety will monitor any protest on campus to promote the safety of all parties involved.  The Department of Public Safety will only intervene in a protest if the behavior of individuals causes a safety concern, or if the behavior or language of the protest violates any university policies or Federal, State or Local laws.  In the instance that a protest violates university policy but is following all applicable laws, Public Safety staff may ask the protest to move off of campus property and onto public land, such as Murphy Square.

What happens if a peaceful protest turns violent on campus?

In the event acts of violence or destruction occur during a protest on campus, Department of Public Safety staff will intervene to protect the safety of everyone involved.  If Department of Public Safety staff are not able to control the situation with the resources available to the department, they will call the Minneapolis Police for assistance and they will issue an Augsburg Emergency Notification Alert to inform the community of the situation.  For any Augsburg student, staff or faculty who are involved in the protest, but do not want to be involved in the violence and the police response please do the following:

  • Quickly and safely make your way to the nearest non-residential campus building
  • Help others around you who want to leave the situation to the nearest non-residential building
  • Use your fob to gain entrance into the building – move to an interior space such as a hallway or lobby and stay away from windows
  • While in the building make sure to wear a face covering and do your best to maintain social distancing
  • Call Public Safety (612-330-1717) or use the CampusShield app to alert Public Safety staff of any issues occurring inside the building you are in

While our main focus is the safety of the Augsburg community, if any non-Augsburg individuals at the protest are looking to get to a safe place away from violence, please assist them in getting into one of our buildings as our Public Safety staff will be focusing on the initial incident.  If possible, stay with any non-Augsburg individuals to provide any updates sent out through the Augsburg Emergency Notification system and to help protect the Augsburg community and property.

 

To subscribe to the Augsburg Emergency Notification system or manage your contact information, log into Inside Augsburg and click “Emergency Notification” in the left menu. 

Parking Permit Information for Fall 2020

In an effort to support faculty, staff, and students as they return to campus and to allow for maximum flexibility on campus, we will not be requiring parking permits in Augsburg-owned surface lots to begin the 2020 Fall semester.  While we are expecting a lower volume of vehicles on campus this fall, we will continue to monitor the parking lots and may require permits at a later date if the number of vehicles exceeds our expectations.  We will give ample notice to the community when the decision is made to return to requiring permits in Augsburg owned parking lots.

 

For those who will be on campus regularly and are interested in underground parking, we will have permits for Luther and Oren Gateway underground garages for sale.  Sales for underground permits will open on the following dates:

  • All students – Tuesday August 11, at 11:00 a.m.
  • All Staff and Faculty – Thursday August 13, at 11:00 a.m.

Permit prices are listed on the Department of Public Safety website, https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/parking/#registration.

Let us know if you have any questions at publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

 

Stay safe and stay healthy,

Augsburg Public Safety Team

 

Timely Notice 7/27/2020: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

7/27/2020

 In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred in Lot K on the Minneapolis Campus.

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Robbery

Today, July 27, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at 6:45 p.m.. today, a robbery occurred in Lot K near the Ice Arena. A witness told officers that an individual parked their vehicle in Lot K and when they got out of the vehicle four suspects surrounded the victim and took their wallet and phone. After taking the items from the victim, all four suspects entered a grey Honda with no license plates and left westbound on Riverside Avenue. No descriptions of the suspects were available and no weapons were seen.

 

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

 

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings 
  • Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
  • Walk with a group, if possible
  • Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior

 

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available.  Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.