711 Serra St. Stanford, CA 94305
650-723-9633


W2 Tax Fraud Police Report Request
If you are a victim of the W2 tax fraud and have been issued a Stanford Police report number, click here to request a copy of the report. To obtain a copy of a Stanford Police report for any other crime or incident click here.

Update to Police Activity 6/14/16 2:00pm

Update--Police activity at Town & Country has ceased. The area is now clear and reopened. End.

Posted 06/14/2016

Police Activity Palo Alto 6/14/16 1:30pm

STANFORD PD:06/14/16 1:30pm. Police activity at Town and Country Shopping Center, Palo Alto. Avoid the area until further notice. End.

Posted 06/14/2016

Update to Prowling Incidents, 6/8/16

The Stanford Department of Public Safety has released the following sketch of the suspect in the recent prowling incidents.

The victims described the suspect as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5'9", bulky/stocky build, with short brown hair, brown eyes, gray shirt, between the ages of 18-30 years old.

Anyone with information about these crimes, should call the Stanford Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

Posted 06/08/2016

Prowling Incidents, 6/3/16

The Stanford Department of Public Safety was notified at 9:23am this morning (June 3, 2016) of two separate incidents involving a male unlawfully entering the unlocked rooms of two different female victims and lifting the bed covers off of them while they were sleeping. Both incidents occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, June 3, 2016 at a student residence located on the 1000 block of Campus Drive East.

The first incident occurred at approximately 3:00am. A female awakened to find a male standing next to her bed lifting the covers off of her. The victim screamed and the male suspect ran out of her room. After approximately 30 minutes of searching the house, she saw the suspect in another location of the building. From a distance, she asked him who he was at which point he ran out of the building.

The second incident occurred between 6:00-6:45am. The second victim reported similar circumstances: she was awakened by a male standing next to her bed lifting the covers off of her. In this situation the victim chased the suspect out of the building and into the parking lot. He was last seen running towards Campus Dr.

The victims described the suspect as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5'9", bulky/stocky build, with short brown hair, brown eyes, gray shirt, between the ages of 18-30 years old.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety Deputies is investigating these incidents. If you have information about these crimes, please call the Stanford University of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety encourages individuals to be alert and take measures to protect yourself, your property and those around you. Keep doors and windows locked. Call 911 immediately to report suspicious and criminal activity.

Posted 06/03/2016

Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Notice

In light of several reported incidents of tax returns that were fraudulently filed in the names of Stanford community members, the Department of Public Safety and the Information Security Office would like to make you aware of an IRS campaign aimed at preventing this crime, which is on the rise throughout the country. The campaign known as Taxes, Security, Together is a “a joint effort between the IRS, states, and the private-sector tax industry. The collaboration is designed to raise taxpayer awareness about taking simple steps on the Internet and their personal devices to protect the safety of their financial and tax data. The education campaign complements the expanded series of important new protections the IRS, states, and tax industry put in place for the 2016 filing season to address tax-related identity theft.” The following link to the campaign also provides important information on the various tax frauds and scams, preventive measures, and several resources to help protect your identity and credit: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Taxes-Security-Together

Additionally, the Information Security Office provides specific guidance to the Stanford community on how to avoid, detect, and handle identity theft at: https://security.stanford.edu/identity-theft

If you are a victim of a tax fraud, scam, or identity theft, please report it to the Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413 (24/7).

Once a police report is filed, you can contact the Identity Theft Council, which provides victims with FREE support and credit recovery assistance, by dialing (888) 771-0767. For information on the services offered by the Council that can help reduce the incidence of identity theft, please visit their website at: https://https://www.identitytheftcouncil.org

If you have any questions concerning this Advisory, please contact:

Bill Larson
Public Information Officer
Department of Public Safety
william.larson@stanford.edu

Posted 04/04/2016


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!

Our next open house is on Monday, June 13, 2016 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

Click here for information about the Explorer Program Open House.


Expanded Campus Crime Reporting Requirements for Campus Security Authorities

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


About SUDPS

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.