Sunday, September 28, 2008

Campus Alert Bulletin 08-912 (Bike Thefts)

Hello all,

During the month of September there have been five bicycles stolen from the north campus area. Some of the bikes had the locks cut. Please be aware of this and report any type of suspicious activity in the bike rack areas.

Although no lock is 100 percent theft proof, the kryptonite style locks work very well when securing bikes. You may want to visit the local bike shop in town for information on other locks that are good to use.

Grinnell College
Campus Safety & Security Office
1432 East Street
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Jeanne Clery Federal Annual Security Report Notice

Grinnell College Annual Security Report Notice
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Issued: Pursuant to 20 United States Code Section 1092(f)
Distributed September 28th, 2008

Grinnell College Publishes an annual security report for Grinnell College, Grinnell in London and the Grinnell in Washington programs every year. The Campus Security report includes statistics for the most recent 3 year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Grinnell College, and on public property within, or adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Grinnell College Security Office, Crime Prevention Unit, 1432 East Street, Grinnell, Iowa, 50112, phone number 641- 269-4600. This information is also available on the internet by going to the Grinnell College Security Department website at:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Unhand that Rail! Bikes and Stairs Don't Mix

Hello all,

Locking your bicycles to the handrails at the steps leading to buildings may be convenient for you, but it is downright dangerous for people who need to use the handrails to negotiate the stairs. Similarly, leaving bikes right at the bottom of the stairs also presents a danger. In the near future Campus Safety & Security will begin cutting the locks of bikes locked to handrails. The bikes will be removed and placed in storage.

Please do not lock your bike to the handrails. Please lock your bike to the bike racks only.


Stephen A. Briscoe
Director of Campus Safety & Security
Grinnell College

Monday, September 1, 2008

Bat Incidents/ Unwanted Phone Calls

Hello all,

Want to bring your attention to two areas. Recently the Campus Safety & Security Office has been receiving reports of students receiving unwanted phones from an unknown subject. The Grinnell Police Department has been notified of these calls and will be looking into these incidents. If you have received any calls, which are annoying and rude in nature, please contact the Campus Safety & Security Office and report this. Also, please let the caller know that if he persist with the calls, the calls can be traced and Criminal Prosecution can be obtained.

At the beginning of the college year, we have traditionally had problems with bats on campus. During the months of August and September bats, migrate in the state of Iowa. Please visit the Campus Safety & Security website concerning safety tips involving bats.

Campus Safety & Security

Parking Lot Enforcement Begins September 4th

Hello all,

The enforcement of the campus parking lots will begin September 4th. Please stop by the Campus Safety & Security Office and pick up your parking permit if you park your vehicle on campus. Also, please do not park your vehicle in fire lanes, drives, delivery zones, grass and other no parking areas. For further information, please visit the Campus Safety & Security website at for the latest parking regulations information.

In addition, please do not lock your bicycles to the hand railing areas of the JRC and other buildings. Bicycles should be placed in the campus bike racks. Bicycles parked outside approved areas can be confiscated and removed.

Thanks, and have a great year

Campus Safety & Security