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Public Safety App Now Available

Public Safety App Now Available

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Public Safety launched their new app Rave Guardian to students, faculty, and staff. The app is free and available to be downloaded for iOS and android devices. Rave Guardian gives access to various safety features such as a “safety timer,” ability to text central dispatch, Rave Alerts, and websites and p...

Two injured after grease fire in Leslie apartment

Two injured after grease fire in Leslie apartment

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 26, 2019

A grease fire broke out at the Leslie building apartments Saturday night that led to two people being burned. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Township fire trucks, Public Safety vehicles and ambulances arrived at the apartment building around 6:50 p.m. A firefighter from Perry...

USI graduates saves public safety officer

USI graduates saves public safety officer

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Public Safety officers are used to saving students but sometimes the rescuers need rescuing.  On Aug. 18, Staff Sergeant Tami Jaramillo Zuniga was stung by a bee that triggered a major anaphylactic reaction. The officer in distress was rushed by ambulance to Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Warrick Coun...

Annual public safety report shows decrease in rapes, increase in stalking

Annual public safety report shows decrease in rapes, increase in stalking

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 1, 2019

The university released their 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Sept. 30, showing a decrease in reported rapes and domestic violence incidents, while stalking and liquor law violations increased. The 2019 report includes information and crime statistics for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 calendar ...

Public Safety to release new safety app

Public Safety to release new safety app

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

We have so much technology at the tips of our fingers in today’s world. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube crowd our phone screens but a new app is gaining popularity. Wildfire, a safety app where users can report crimes and post warnings for their surrounding area, was created in 2015 for ...

Public Safety officers awarded new badges

Public Safety officers awarded new badges

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2019

USI Public Safety is going through some apparel changes and they’re ready to show them off around campus. Uniforms have undergone three changes: an embroidered American flag, badges for officers, sergeants and staff sergeants and a new Public Safety patch. “These badges show the professiona...

Students assaulted on campus

Students assaulted on campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

April 24, 2019

Public Safety and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a battery with injury on campus earlier this morning according to a RAVE alert issued by Public Safety. According to the RAVE alert email, several students reported they were sitting in a vehicle in Lot M behind Ruston...

Crime Log 1/9/19 – 1/13/19

Crime Log 1/9/19 – 1/13/19

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

January 15, 2019

1/9/19 11:08 p.m. - Injury Report/Ruston Hall   1/10/19 4:46 p.m. - Suspicious Circumstances/Whitcomb Building 7:34 p.m. - Fire Alarm - Cooking/Porter Building 10:10 p.m. - Code of Conduct - Alcohol Violation/Williams Building 10:10 p.m. - Drug Offense/Williams Building   1/11/19 ...

Is parking really a problem?

Is parking really a problem?

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018

Parking tickets distributed by public safety officers can be a hassle. The citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified. The appeals are taken to the University Court, made up of the Chief Justice and fou...

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 16, 2018

Racist flyers that were discovered in the university's parking lot Nov. 5 have been deemed a “random act,” according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding. “There are these groups of people that might be traveling across country or state to state and place propaganda on places of learning,...

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 6, 2018

Public Safety is investigating racist flyers found in the university's parking lot Monday, Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said.  A hate crime was reported on campus at 1:05 p.m. Monday according to the university's incident crime log. Public Safety Staff Sgt. Tami Jaramillo confirmed to The Sh...

Rape reported on campus

Rape reported on campus

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018

A rape was reported on campus Oct. 8. According to the USI Public Safety Incident Log, the incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The case was forwarded to a local law enforcement agency, and no further details have been released. The university is required to disclose all sexual a...

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