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AlertSU timing raises questions

A school-wide alert reporting an incident of sexual battery last Wednesday has drawn questions about the timeliness and effectiveness of the Stanford University Department of Public Safety’s (SUDPS) emergency notification policies. Stanford Chief of Police Laura Wilson, however, maintains that the alert system helps to notify community members of potential risks and can lead to the resolution of crimes.

Overseas program report on crime

Recently released Clery reports for Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) centers detail crime at and near Stanford centers in 2009. No crime was reported for the Beijing, Berlin, Madrid, Oxford, Paris or Santiago centers, while the crimes reported for the Florence, Moscow and Kyoto centers occurred on public property near the sites.