public safety

BREAKING: Duquesne Public Safety apprehends Gumberg suspect

BREAKING: Duquesne Public Safety apprehends Gumberg suspect

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 07/25/2018 On July 25, Duquesne University Public Safety announced in an email alert that they have apprehended a suspect after a female student reported a man allegedly fondling himself in Gumberg Library yesterday evening. The announcement followed an earlier email alert on July 25 publicizing the incident. The crime alert email […]

Annual report details campus crime

Annual report details campus crime

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 10/05/17 This week, Duquesne released its annual fire and safety report for 2016, which outlined a notable increase in liquor-and drug-related arrests. The report details a dramatic increase in Drug Law Arrests, which increased by 650 percent (4 to 26) between 2015 and 2016, and a continued increase in Drug […]

“No danger to campus” report police after Fisher Hall incident

“No danger to campus” report police after Fisher Hall incident

Raymond Arke | News Editor On August 23, Duquesne police detained a student who told a professor he had a gun, Public Affairs reported. Around 2 p.m., the professor approached a student who was wearing a “green Army-style jacket,” according to a statement obtained by the The Duke. The statement said that the student’s hand […]

UPDATED: Suspect of May 24 theft from Fisher Hall caught

UPDATED: Suspect of May 24 theft from Fisher Hall caught

Raymond Arke | News Editor 06/27/17: The suspect from the May 24 theft in Fisher Hall was apprehended on June 26, according to a Duquesne Public Safety alert. The suspect, James D. Carrington of Swissvale, PA, was caught on Monday attempting to steal from an unoccupied office in Rockwell Hall.  A student aide noticed Carrington […]

DU alcohol violations down, new report says

DU alcohol violations down, new report says

Carolyn Conte | Staff Writer Duquesne released the annual Fire and Safety report for 2015 on Sept. 26, which revealed a downward trend in student violations of liquor law. The past three years have seen a drop in overall liquor violations, yet there was a rise in violations that led to arrests and a rise […]

Fake IDs on the rise with students

Fake IDs on the rise with students

  By Gigi Jeddi | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne police officers are seeing an increase in the number of students who carry fake ID’s and the Department of Public safety is trying to increase enforcement and raise awareness of the consequences of getting caught with phony identification. Duquesne’s Assistant Chief of Police Michael Sippey said […]

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A proposed policy by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education could ban guns in “sensitive areas” on the campuses of 14 publicly owned universities in the state. In fall 2013, the Public Safety and Security Task Force assembled by the state system drafted a policy that would […]

Number of alcohol violations increases

Number of alcohol violations increases

By Julian Routh | News Editor The number of liquor law violations on campus increased again in 2012, according to the public safety department’s annual security and fire safety report. There were 460 reported liquor law violations referred for disciplinary action on campus property from January to December, 25 more than the count in 2011. […]