Safety

 

Florida Gulf Coast University is a public institution and is open to the public during the day and evening hours when classes are in session.

During the times that the university is officially closed, campus buildings are generally locked. The University Police and Safety Department regularly patrols buildings and parking lots.

While university campuses are generally safe places, there are no guarantees that you won’t become the victim of a crime. Criminals select their victims based upon their desire, their ability and the opportunity to fulfill their desire. The community and the police can do little to affect the desires and abilities of criminals. We can, however, act on the opportunity that is necessary for the completion of criminal activity.

 


 What to do if a crime or crash occurs

Call law enforcement immediately. Even a five-minute delay in reporting a crime can substantially reduce the chance of catching the criminal. For an emergency call 911 or call UPD directly at 239-590-1900 to report a crash or crime.

 


Silent Witness

 The Silent Witness Program may be accessed by calling 239-590-1906. This program allows you to report information directly to the police and if you choose, remain anonymous.


 

 

Reports

The information contained below is a list of recent infractions, criminal incidents, and fires that have occurred at Florida Gulf Coast University and is put out to help inform the students, faculty and staff of FGCU as well as the general public to current crime issues at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Crime Logs

2022

January's FGCU Daily Crime Log
January's FGCU Daily Fire Log
February's FGCU Daily Crime Log
February's FGCU Daily Fire Log
March's FGCU Daily Crime Log
March's FGCU Daily Fire Log
April's FGCU Daily Crime Log
April's FGCU Daily Fire Log
May's FGCU Daily Crime Log
May's FGCU Daily Fire Log
June's FGCU Daily Crime Log
June's FGCU Daily Fire Log
July's FGCU Daily Crime Log
July's FGCU Daily Fire Log
August's FGCU Daily Crime Log
August's FGCU Daily Fire Log
September's FGCU Daily Crime Log
September's FGCU Daily Fire Log
October's FGCU Daily Crime Log
October's FGCU Daily Fire Log
November's FGCU Daily Crime Log
November's FGCU Daily Fire Log

December's FGCU Daily Crime Log

December's FGCU Daily Fire Log

2021

January's FGCU Daily Crime Log
January's FGCU Daily Fire Log
February's FGCU Daily Crime Log
February's FGCU Daily Fire Log
March's FGCU Daily Crime Log
March's FGCU Daily Fire Log
April's FGCU Daily Crime Log
April's FGCU Daily Fire Log
May's FGCU Daily Crime Log
May's FGCU Daily Fire Log
June's FGCU Daily Crime Log
June's FGCU Daily Fire Log
July's FGCU Daily Crime Log
July's FGCU Daily Fire Log
August's FGCU Daily Crime Log
August's FGCU Daily Fire Log
September's FGCU Daily Crime Log
September's FGCU Daily Fire Log
October's FGCU Daily Crime Log
 October's FGCU Daily Fire Log
November's FGCU Daily Crime Log
November's FGCU Daily Fire Log

December's FGCU Daily Crime Log

December's FGCU Daily Fire Log

2020

January's FGCU Daily Crime Log
January's FGCU Daily Fire Log
February's FGCU Daily Crime Log
February's FGCU Daily Fire Log
March's FGCU Daily Crime Log
March's FGCU Daily Fire Log
April's FGCU Daily Crime Log
April's FGCU Daily Fire Log
May's FGCU Daily Crime Log
May's FGCU Daily Fire Log

June's FGCU Daily Crime Log

June's FGCU Daily Fire Log

July's FGCU Daily Crime Log
July's FGCU Daily Fire Log

August's FGCU Daily Crime Log

August's FGCU Daily Fire Log

 

September's FGCU Daily Crime Log
September's FGCU Daily Fire Log
October's FGCU Daily Crime Log
October's FGCU Daily Fire Log
November's FGCU Daily Crime Log
November's FGCU Daily Fire Log
December's FGCU Daily Crime Log
December's FGCU Daily Fire Log

2019

January's FGCU Daily Crime Log
January's FGCU Daily Fire Log
February's FGCU Daily Crime Log
February's FGCU Daily Fire Log
March's FGCU Daily Crime Log
March's FGCU Daily Fire Log
April's FGCU Daily Crime Log
April's FGCU Daily Fire Log
May's FGCU Daily Crime Log
May's FGCU Daily Fire Log
June's FGCU Daily Crime Log
June's FGCU Daily Fire Log
July's FGCU Daily Crime Log
July's FGCU Daily Fire Log
August's FGCU Daily Crime Log
August's FGCU Daily Fire Log
September's FGCU Daily Crime Log
September's FGCU Daily Fire Log
October's FGCU Daily Crime Log
 October's FGCU Daily Fire Log
November's FGCU Daily Crime Log
November's FGCU Daily Fire Log

December's FGCU Daily Crime Log

December's FGCU Daily Fire Log

2018

The purpose of the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is to provide information to the entire campus community concerning crime statistics, prevention programs, and various policies. These reports include several required topics such as Campus Residence Fire Safety, Emergency Notifications and Evacuations, and Notification of Missing Resident Student. The goal of the report is to have an informed and safe community.

The staff at UPD hope you find the information useful and look forward to working with each of you to make our campus as safe as possible.

2021-22 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2020-21 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
2019-20 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2018-19 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2017-18 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2016-17 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2015-16 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2014-15 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2013-14 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2012-13 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2011-12 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2010-11 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

  • Active Assailant

  • Code Blue Poles

  • Sexual Assault

  • Sexual Predators and Offenders

  • Siren

Emergencies


Emergency Management
Emergency Management keeps students up to date with alerts, hazards, and threats on and near FGCU.
Emergencies

On-campus emergencies for
Police call 239-590-1900
Fire/Medical call 911 or
Off-campus, please dial 911 if there is an immediate emergency.

Crime Prevention
See something - Say something. Find out how to help prevent and stop crime.

Safety Tips


Home and Resident Living Areas

  • Keep your doors and windows locked.
  • Do not admit strangers. Do not admit maintenance or repair persons without verifying their identity. If you are suspicious, contact the police.
  • Lower shades or close drapes/curtains after dark.
  • Be wary of inviting casual acquaintances into your residence. In over half of all reported rapes, the women knew their attacker.
  • Leave lights on when you go out at night. Inexpensive timers can be purchased and used to convey a sense of occupancy.
  • Have your keys ready when moving from one destination to the next.

Apartment complexes, townhouses, condominium communities, and other multi-family dwellings pose unique security problems because of the temporary nature of many residents of lease/rental property.

Here are a few tips:

  • Have locks re-keyed when moving into a previously rented residence or after keys have been lost or stolen.
  • Deadbolt locks, if not already in place, should be installed on all exterior doors including the one from the garage into the residence. Deadbolt locks can be either single or double cylinder but should have at least a one inch throw (bolt extends 1” into frame).
  • Install locks or protective devices on windows, including second floor windows.
  • Do not prop open resident hall doors. This is an open invitation to a criminal.

Office/Work Environments

  • Lock your office whenever you leave.
  • Keep purses, wallets, and other valuables in a locked desk or cabinet.
  • Report any suspicious person(s) loitering in your area.