Police, Video Services to film active shooter safety education video

The Oakland University Police Department and University Video Services will be working tomorrow, Friday, November 3, to create an educational video addressing the topic of an active shooter on campus.

Faculty, staff, students and others are advised that taping will take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon in the Human Health Building.

Video creators will strive to create visual representations of circumstances associated with an active shooter as realistically as possible. Campus community members are advised to remember that no threatening or emergency situation is in progress.

In the event of a real crisis or emergency situation, the OUPD and University Communications and Marketing would utilize a multifaceted system of campus communications to quickly inform and advise the community.

To support filming activities, police training signs will be posted around selected locations and police personnel will work to prevent people from inadvertently or unknowingly finding themselves in staged situations. All campus community members are encouraged to share this information with individuals who plan to be on campus and who may not have received this notification.

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Homecoming and Reunion Weekend parking advisory

Homecoming parking lot closures

In support of Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October 13-14, the campus community is advised of the following parking lot closures:

  • Lot P16 will close on Thursday, October 12, at 11 p.m. and re-open Monday afternoon, October 16. Individuals who need access to O’Dowd Hall starting Friday, October 13, through Monday, October 16, are advised to park in lots P1, P26 or P29. Handicap parking will remain accessible during business hours on Friday.
  • Lot P18 will close Friday, October 13, at 11 p.m. and reopen Monday, October 16, at 6 a.m.
  • Half of lot P2 will close on Thursday, October 12, at 11 p.m. and reopen on Saturday, October 14, at approximately 11 p.m.
  • Lot P17 will close Thursday, October 12, at 5 p.m. and reopen Sunday, October 15, at 6 a.m.

Any cars remaining in these lots during the periods of closure will be towed.

In addition to the scheduled Homecoming and Reunion Weekend activities, there are a number of events, programs, conferences, tournaments and performances taking place throughout campus this weekend. Campus community members are advised to be prepared for an influx of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and plan accordingly.

For the most up to date information on Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, as well as event-related parking recommendations, visit oakland.edu/homecoming.

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Annual campus safety report released

At Oakland University we take safety very seriously. Each member of the campus community – students, faculty, and staff – should take an active role in preventing and reporting incidents that jeopardize safety on and around campus.

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) has issued its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which provides students and employees with an overview of the university’s security and safety resources, policies, and procedures.

Also contained in this report are the annual crime statistics and fire statistics for 2016, provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Clery Act).

Each year on or before October 1, we publish our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. A hard copy of the report can be obtained at the campus locations listed below or online at oupolice.com/safety/clery/statement.

Oakland University Police Department
PSS Building – Communications Center
201 Meadow Brook Road
(248) 370-3331 or info@oupolice.com

Office of the Dean of Students
Vandendberg Hall Room 120
502 Meadow Brook Road
(248) 370-4200

CONTACT US

The OUPD wants to make sure you can stay in touch with us. We are using social media outlets along with our website to reach out. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and register for emergency alerts at oupolice.com/em/alerts. Text “OUPD + your message” to 67283 or email to info@oupolice.com.

Please note that our social media and email is not monitored 24/7 and should not be used to report emergencies or other matters if you require immediate assistance. Please call 911 for emergencies or (248) 370-3331 for non-emergencies.

To learn more about campus safety and emergency preparedness, visit the OUPD Emergency Management web section.

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OU ALERT: Sexual Assault Reported on Main Campus

Posted: 5:21 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 27, the Oakland University Police Department received a report of a sexual assault said to have taken place on main campus at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24.

A campus security authority reported that an OU student near the Elliott Tower was approached by an unidentified male. The suspect then pulled down his pants and pulled the student on top of him. The student subsequently left the area in an attempt to get to the residence halls.

The suspect reportedly followed the student and continued to touch the student inappropriately. The suspect was not known to the student and was unable to gain access to the residence halls.

The suspect is described as a white male standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a slim build, brown hair and blue eyes. He was reported to be wearing a white shirt and shorts. An arrest has not been made in the case.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is advised to contact the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the community. The Oakland University Police Department reminds campus community members to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to police
  • Utilize the “Safe Walk Program” for safely traveling across campus
  • Visit oupolice.com for more safety tips
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Text message alert system test set for Sept. 27

The Oakland University Police Department uses text message alerts to ensure that in the event of an emergency, everyone on campus will receive critical information as quickly as possible.

In order to receive emergency text messages, however, you must register for the service. Anyone with an active OU e-mail account and Grizz ID number can register quickly, easily and at no cost on the OU website.

Alerts will be sent only when there is an imminent threat of danger to people on campus, or in the event of a university closure, campus-wide cancellation of classes or declaration of a snow emergency.

An exception to these guidelines is a system test conducted each semester. Please note that the fall 2017 system test will take place at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

As a reminder, those who have not had an active university e-mail account for more than 12 months or who have changed their cell phone number since they registered for text message alerts must update their contact information using the registration link above.

Registered users who have ensured their contact information is up to date and do not receive a text alert test message on Wednesday should report this to servicedesk@oupolice.com.

Best wishes for the fall 2017 semester, and thank you for helping to keep Oakland University the tthird-safest campus in the United States.

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Campus road closures set to support 10th Annual Brooksie Wa

This year’s 10th Annual McLaren Brooksie Way half marathon, 10K and 5K events will bring large volumes of vehicle and pedestrian traffic to the Oakland University campus on Sunday, September 24. As such, University community members who plan to be on campus that day are advised to plan in advance for road closures and potential travel delays.

To accommodate Brooksie Way events, the following road closures will be in effect on Sunday, September 24:

  • 5:30 a.m. to noon – Meadow Brook Road will be closed at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre main gate for the entire pre-race and race event. This is the start and finish point for all races.
  • 8 a.m. to noon – Ravine Drive, Meadow Brook Road, Library Drive and Pioneer Drive will be closed.

Residence hall students planning to leave campus between 8 and 10 a.m. on Sunday morning should park their cars in the P1 and P3 lots overnight on Saturday. The Oakland University Police Department will relax enforcement of overnight parking restrictions in P1 and P3 on Saturday night only.

Residence hall students should be aware that there will be no exits available onto Walton Blvd. from West Oakland Drive. Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments residents will be able to exit the parking lot for that complex at East Oakland Drive and then turn left toward Walton.

On Sunday, primary access to campus for non-race participants will be from Squirrel Road. Campus community members and visitors should use the P1 lot and walk to various destinations. All commuters are advised that vehicle traffic on and around campus will be heavy during the event, particularly from 7-8 a.m.

All regular traffic patterns will return to normal beginning at noon on Sunday.

To learn more about the McLaren Brooksie Way, including course maps, schedules, and registration, visit thebrooksieway.com.

Road Closures

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OU ADVISORY: Police investigating peeping Tom incidents

During the morning hours over the past two days, the Oakland University Police Department has received three complaints of peeping Tom incidents in the shower areas of student residential facilities. In each case, reporting parties described the responsible person as a black male; 18-21 years of age; approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall; and wearing gray sweat pants and a dark colored shirt.

The OUPD is treating this as an active, ongoing investigation. All members of the University community are advised to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to the OUPD immediately at (248) 370-3331.

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OUPD offering women’s self-defense classes

OUPD RAD ClassThe OUPD will be sponsoring a series of classes featuring the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) Basic Personal Defense System, a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only.

One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

The Oakland University Police Department is working to change that.

Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, the OUPD will be sponsoring a series of classes featuring the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) Basic Personal Defense System, a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only.

“This self-defense class combines risk reduction strategies along with dynamic simulation where women play scenarios and go up against the R.A.D aggressor,” said Lt. Terry Ross, an OUPD officer and R.A.D instructor. “Women find this course to be a very empowering experience.”

According to Ross, courses will be offered from 7-10 p.m. (18 hours total) in the Glass Dining Room of the Vandenberg Cafeteria on the following dates:

Basic R.A.D: The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Participants must attend all classes.

  • Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 (2017)
  • Oct. 2, 4, 9, 11, 18 & 23 (2017)
  • Jan. 9, 11, 18, 23, 25 & 30 (2018)

Advanced R.A.D: This program builds on techniques and strategies from the Basic class, and also covers more prone defense strategies, multiple subject encounters, and even low and diffused light simulation exercise. Participants must attend all classes.

  • March 6, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 & April 3 (2018)

In addition, the OUPD also offers a R.A.D. Keychain Defense course, which revolves around the use of the Kubaton – a self-defense keychain weapon – in conjunction with weapon-enhanced physical skills; as well as a R.A.D Weapons Defense Program, which teaches participants realistic defensive strategies against edged weapons and firearms.

All courses are taught by nationally certified RAD Instructors.

“This program is designed for the average person with no previous experience or background in physical skills training,” Ross said.

The course is free for Oakland University students and a $35 donation is suggested for the general public.

“However, we have never turned away someone who needed the class,” Ross said.

To register, visit oupolice.com/rad.

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