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Burglary 11/16/15

On Monday evening 11/16/15, 9:56PM, the Stanford Police received a report that a burglary had occurred at the Schiff House Dormitory on Santa Theresa Lane. Witnesses reported the suspect entered the dorm room. When confronted by the resident, the suspect exited the dorm room and the building.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, bald, wearing glasses, wearing a black polo style shirt with a Stanford "S" logo, also carrying a dark colored backpack with a Stanford logo.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety encourages individuals to be alert and take measures to protect yourself. Keep doors and windows locked and to call 911 to report suspicious activity.

Additionally, we ask the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413.

Additional information will be posted on this website if it becomes available.

Posted 11/16/2015

Public Safety Launches Explorer Post #1891

Law Enforcement exploring is open to youth ages 14-20 who are interested in building strong leadership qualities, serving the community and having fun!

If you or someone you know meets the age requirements and might be interested in learning more about Law Enforcement, community service, and developing leadership skills, please attend our Information Night and Open House on Monday, October 12 at 6:30pm at 679 Pampas Lane.

Click here for information about the Open House and Explorer Program.

Expanded Campus Crime Reporting Requirements for Campus Security Authorities

Click here for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

There is no emergency on campus at this time.


The Department of Public Safety is located at 711 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305. You can find us on the corner of Campus Drive and Serra Street, in the Police and Fire building. We are across the street from the Valero gas station on campus. The main office is open Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) from 8am-5pm; however, officers are on duty 24 hours/day, every day of the year.

Our phone number is (650)723-9633. In an emergency, please dial 911.

The Department of Public Safety exists to provide a safe, secure atmosphere that is conducive to freedom of expression and movement for people and their property at Stanford University within the constraints of federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

The members of the Stanford Department of Public Safety are committed to providing high quality, public safety services with a strong emphasis on customer service. To accomplish this goal, we pledge to honor the spirit and letter of the laws we are charged to uphold; we strive to enhance our professional skills and knowledge; and we dedicate our full attention to our duties in order to earn and maintain the public's trust. The hallmarks of our service will be a dedication to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage and courtesy. We are committed to upholding these values. Let us know how we can best serve you.

Photo:Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.
Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.