Current Safety Alerts

In the event of a safety, crime, emergency alert, information will be posted on this page.

Update to Weekend Safety Alerts

1:25 p.m. Nov. 14, 2022

Please review the university's most recent announcement related to this past weekend's incidents.

Crime Alert/Timely Warning

3:30 a.m. Nov. 13, 2022

OFFENSE: Brandishing A Weapon
LOCATION:  College Boulevard / West Main Street
DATE: November 13, 2022
Reported to the Police: November 13, 2022

The Kutztown University Department of Public Safety and Police Services has received a report of an unidentified male subject brandishing a weapon. The incident is reported to have occurred at the intersection of West Main Street and College Boulevard in the Borough of Kutztown. The alleged offender was a passenger in a dark-colored sedan, dark-colored rims, unknown vehicle registration. The vehicle is believed to have fled the scene. The Kutztown Borough Police Department is investigating the incident.

Report any suspicious persons or activity to the University Police. Call for an on-campus walking escort when you are without one, by dialing 34002 from any on-campus phone or 610-683-4002 from your cell phone.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the University Police at extension 34001 or 610-683-4001. Confidential information can be given by dialing extension 3TIPS or 38477 from an on-campus telephone.

CA # 08-2022
2022113M0001
UCR (1700)

Safety Alert

 Nov. 12, 2022, 5:45 p.m.

Dear KU Campus Community,

Early this morning, the university sent an emergency alert to our campus regarding a shooting that occurred at Advantage Point, an off-campus apartment complex near the university.

Pa. State Police (PSP) has confirmed that the victim has died. The victim was not a KU student and was from Reading, Pa.

The KU Campus Police have indicated that our community may continue normal activities, as the perpetrators are believed to have left the area.

The PSP is actively investigating the incident.  Anyone with information should contact the PSP at 610-378-4011. 

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this senseless act of violence.  KU students should be aware of resources available to them, including KU Counseling and Psychological Services (https://www.kutztown.edu/CounselingAndPsychologicalServices).  On weekends and after hours, when the Counseling and Psychological Services office is closed, emergencies can be directed to the Department of Public Safety and Police Services (610-683-4001).

The safety of the campus community is a priority for Kutztown University.  Any safety concerns on campus should be reported immediately to University Police so they can respond appropriately.  Students living off campus should direct emergency concerns to the Kutztown Borough Police (in the Borough of Kutztown), Pa. State Police (in Maxatawny Twp.), or when unsure, call 911.

Students and members of their families who would like information about the KU Alert emergency messaging system, including how students can add family members to receive the text and email alert messages, can visit https://www.kutztown.edu/kualert.

More information will be shared with the campus community regarding this morning’s incident as it is made available.

-KU University Relations

 

Nov. 12, 2022, 5:30 a.m.

Campus Community,

Pa. State Police are continuing to investigate the shooting incident at Advantage Point and will release further information when available.

The KU campus community may resume normal activities, as the perpetrators are believed to have left the area.

  -University Relations

 

Nov. 12, 2022, 2:15 a.m.

Campus Community,

There has been a reported shooting at Advantage Point, near campus.  Students are urged to stay away from that area.

Additional details will be shared when made available from the Pa. State Police.

   -University Relations