Dear campus community member:

Not long after we sent out today’s earlier Campus Safety Notice regarding a pepper-spray incident on the Quad, we received information helping us to identify the juvenile offender and others who were with that person at the time. We are continuing to investigate, and we may post further updates as necessary at

I would also like to thank our campus community for working with us to identify those pictured in the security camera images we released with the earlier Campus Safety Notice. Public safety is a community effort, and police rely on the active participation of everyone on campus to look out for each other. It is exactly this kind of cooperation which makes our community safer.

We have a very safe campus, but every Campus Safety Notice we issue is an important reminder that a community of our size will never be entirely crime-free. The recent notices we have issued are unrelated and are not indicative of any kind of trend or increase in crime. However, it is always important that we take a minute to review resources which can keep you safe on campus and anywhere else you may go.

  • Stay together. Do not walk alone at night. Travel in groups and in well-lit areas. Call 217-333-1216 for a SafeWalks escort if you need one, or download the app for iOS or Android.
  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Call police if something looks odd — we're happy to assist, and even the smallest bit of information could prevent another crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger. The University encourages students to take appropriate action to protect others’ safety by reducing students’ fear of legal or disciplinary consequences to the victim or themselves. For more information, please review the Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan procedures.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please be responsible. Remember your ability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.

Please take a moment to review these resources we have made available to keep you informed, and consider liking UIPD on Facebook, following us on Twitter or subscribing to our news feed to receive regular updates.


Jeff Christensen

Chief of Police

University of Illinois Police Department

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