Safety Alerts

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December 7, 2020

Community Advisory Alert

Today, at approximately 1:18 a.m., the Bradley University Police Department and the Peoria Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 800 block of N. Garfield Avenue. This is approximately two blocks south of Main Street and two blocks east of N. University Street. One shell casing was located. No injuries or property damage have been reported. No suspect information is available. There is no imminent threat to campus.

An investigation is continuing. If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please call Bradley police at 309-677-2000 or Peoria police 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.
  • 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.

To learn more about the BUPD visit the police page online and follow the BUPD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @BradleyUPolice.

A "Community Advisory Alert" is issued via email when serious criminal activity occurs outside of Bradley University Clery Act geography and does not require immediate action by recipients, or when serious criminal activity that does not meet the Campus Safety Alert criteria occurs within the Bradley University Clery Act geography and does not require immediate action by recipients.