Post Tagged with: "safety"

DPS Organizes Safety Summit

Participants at Crime Prevention Summits on Tuesday and Wednesday got tips on keeping their property safe and some started taking action by registering their bikes and laptops. The Southwest Quad Community Council worked with the Department of Public Safety to host the events, which took place in the lobbies of[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Witnesses Tail End of Burglary

A student saw a burglar leaving her residence Tuesday evening, but nothing appeared to have been taken from her 33rd Street home. According to a Public Safety Alert emailed to the university community on Wednesday, the student called the Department of Public Safety at 5:52 pm Tuesday and reported that[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Burglaries in Area Up From Last Year

Property crime has surged in the Georgetown area during the first three months of 2011 relative to the same period last year. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, property crimes in Ward 2, which includes the university and surrounding neighborhoods, are up 49 percent from last year. Since Jan. 1,[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Jackson: A False Sense of Security

Living in Jamaica, I have had to adopt a sense of quasi-paranoia about my whereabouts at all times. It almost seems ridiculous to mention the two places in the same breath — they seem to be on opposite sides of the safety spectrum. Jamaica, infamous for its violence, can in[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DPS Expands Area Presence

A new order passed by the Metropolitan Police Department allows university police officers to take a more active role in handling off-campus incidents involving students. MPD officers have been directed to inform campus police departments when they receive calls from campus-affiliated locations, such as off-campus student residence buildings. Per the[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Students Encounter Intruder in Nighttime Break-In

Two student residents of a West Georgetown home were victims of a nighttime break-in on Sunday. According to one of the students, who asked to remain anonymous for her own safety, the sound of glass shattering at about 4 a.m. awoke her and her roommate, who then encountered an intruder[Read More…]

by February 14, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Student Assaulted and Robbed Tuesday Night

A student was assaulted and robbed near campus while walking alone on Tuesday night. Two men, approximately 17 years old, confronted the victim at 33rd and O Streets at about 11 p.m. A third suspect then struck the student in the back of the head with an unknown object. The student was rendered unconscious, and the suspects[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Abuses and Illusion of Safety Not Worth the Price of DPS

Many Georgetown students are worried about their safety when travelling back and forth from the relative safety of campus at night, whether it be to and from M Street bars or a friend’s house in Burleith. Indeed, these worries are well founded in harsh reality. The myriad of incident reports[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DPS Ramps Up Village A Security

The Department of Public Safety has implemented a number of security measures to prevent more crimes in Village A, following reports of four burglaries and an attempted burglary in the apartment complex in October. Among the moves are a rise in night patrols in Village A and on nearby Prospect[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

City’s Security Threatened

Farooque Ahmed, a 34-year-old naturalized citizen of the United States from Pakistan, was arrested Oct. 27 for plotting terrorist attacks on four Metro stations in Northern Virginia. While the details of the attacks remain unclear, the incident raised many concerns about the vulnerability of the city to future attacks. Although[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments City News, News