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Attempted Theft From Vehicle

On Tuesday, December 8th, at approximately 7:50pm, an attempted theft from inside a vehicle occurred in the parking lot of the Pearce Mitchell Houses at Campus Dr. and Mayfield Ave. The unknown subject entered the unlocked vehicle, but no property was taken. The owner discovered the subject inside his vehicle, who then fled east down Mayfield Ave. into residential housing. The subject was a white male approximately 5’7″ in his 20s or 30s and was wearing a green shirt with black shorts over black tights.

The Stanford police encourage individuals to keep their doors and windows locked. Additionally, we ask the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible.

Anyone with additional information should contact the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413.

Posted 12/08/2015

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.