Safety Alerts

From the past 60 days:

April 28, 2015

The Bradley University foreWarn Alert lock down has been lifted.

At approximately 11:03 p.m. Bradley University Police and City of Peoria Police responded to the report of shots fired in the area of the 1100 block of N. Bourland Avenue.  There are no suspects and no reports of injuries or damage.  A weapon has been recovered and the investigation is continuing.

There is no continuing imminent threat to campus.   

If anyone witnessed this incident or has further information, they are asked to contact the Bradley Police Department at 309-677-2000 or the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521

All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000
  • Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
  • If approached, give up your property.

A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.  


April 13, 2015

Update - April 15, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

This is an update to the Safety Alert issued on April 13, 2015. The remaining suspect in this incident has been taken into custody.

Original Alert:

At approximately 9:37 p.m., Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to a robbery that occurred in the 1500 block of Fredonia Avenue, near Institute Place. The victim was approached by two suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun. The suspects took the victim's property and fled. No injuries were reported.

One suspect was arrested in the 1800 block of Bradley Avenue at approximately 10:32 p.m. The second suspect was last seen also in the 1800 block of Bradley Avenue. The second suspect was described as a male wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and baggy blue jean style pants.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has further information, they are asked to contact Bradley Police Department at 309-677-2000 or the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521.

All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000.
  • Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
  • If approached, give up your property.

A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.


 
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