Clery Security Report

As required by the federal Clery Act, Duke alerts students and employees in a timely manner of crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the Duke community.

Duke University Police

The Duke University Police Department provides 24-hour law enforcement and security services to Duke’s academic campus and health system, as well as off-campus areas. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment in which to learn, grow and enjoy your Duke experience. We are located on campus at 502 Oregon St. Please visit any time to talk with us about any safety concerns or questions. Your voice and opinion matter.

Emergency: 911  •  Non-Emergency: (919) 684-2444

[UPDATE] December 14, 2016:  Robbery & Assault on Swift Avenue and Duke Gardens

Man Arrested in Connection with Two Recent Durham Attacks

Samuel Jamal Hasty

Durham Police report arresting a Durham man Tuesday night in connection with two attacks on Duke University's campus in recent days.

Durham Police and Duke University Police, who collaborated closely on the investigation, had taken out arrest warrants against the man earlier Tuesday.

Durham Police took out one of the warrants that accuses Samuel Jamal Hasty, 27, of 812 Underwood Ave., Apt. 12, of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman along Swift Avenue on the morning of Nov. 30.

Duke Police took out the other warrant in connection with the robbery of a woman in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Saturday afternoon.

The suspect was in custody Tuesday night and was in jail under a $750,000 bond, according to news reports.

"We want to commend the Duke and Durham investigators who have been working tirelessly to identify and arrest the individual suspected of these crimes," said Kyle Cavanaugh, Duke's Vice President for Administration.

November 2016: Response to Campus Incidents

In the wake of incidents of campus violence we want to extend our support for those affected and highlight the ways that Duke University is prepared to respond if the unthinkable happens in our community. Those who have experienced violence in the past or who have connections to affected campuses may have difficulty coping. Those who share a similar background to the assailants may be unfairly victimized in the aftermath of a tragedy and may be struggling as well. Learn more about these reactions and ways to manage in the days ahead at bit.ly/critical_incident_stress. If you are a student and need additional support, please call CAPS at (919) 660-1000. If you are faculty or staff, please contact PAS at (919) 416-1727.

University campuses are one of the safest settings in our country.  As a community, we can help to keep it safe by identifying warning signs and preventing potential violence before it happens, but we must also be prepared for the worst. We have developed a brief training video designed to help students, faculty, and staff understand how best to respond if confronted with an active shooter or other violent situation on campus. It is important for individuals to plan ahead to consider their options for how they might exit a building or secure rooms if necessary. DUPD is here to help and we are ready to act if necessary. Together we can make our campus safer.