USM Public Safety

Campus Safety Alerts and Timely Notices

USM Campus Safety Alert-Timely warning

DATE: 05/17/2019

USM Public Safety

Timely Warnings are posted in an effort to make the USM Community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and wellbeing of those who live, work, study and visit the campus. By keeping you aware of crimes or safety issues occurring in our community, USM Public Safety hopes to encourage you to become actively involved in crime prevention. Personal safety practices and knowledge are your best defense against crime. This USM Safety Alert is intended to promote safety on campus.


Suspicious Vehicle-Activity

USM Police Officers are investigating a report of an incident that occurred on Thursday, 5/16/19 at approximately 4:45pm, wherein a female student was  jogging on School Street and noticed a silver Ford Explorer with Maine license-plates pass her slowly. Once on campus, and as she continued to jog near the Costello Sports Complex, the Explorer pulled up next to her and the driver asked her where she lives and if she is a student here. She immediately went inside and the Explorer drove off. USM Police Officers checked both campus and off campus locations for the suspect but he was not located. The Gorham Police Department was also notified.



Dark skinned Male, 30-40 years old, reportedly spoke with a heavy accent. He was wearing a blue, green and yellow plaid shirt and a black leather beret style hat

Anyone having information is encouraged to call USM Public Safety at 780-5211.


USM Police Dept. offers the following safety tips:

  1. Try always to find a friend to accompany you at night.
  2. If being followed go directly to a populated place.
  3. Use USM’s police escort service if you feel unsafe.
  4. Report any suspicious person or vehicles immediately to police.
  5. Never enter a vehicle with someone you do not know.


This notice is provided as part of USM’s safety awareness and education efforts, and complies with federal legislation known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998. Dated September 16, 2018.


Per: Noel C. March, Chief of Police