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True Clown Crime on Campus

There’s been a lot of hysteria about clowns lately and a lot of it focused on university campuses. Let’s hope it doesn’t last.

True Crime on Campus §39: Best of 2014 and vote

It’s the time for reviews of all of the exciting events of the year and 2014 has been another bumper year of campus events for our dedicated Security staff. Here are some of my true crime on campus favourites from the year together with an opportunity to vote for the report you think is the best.

True Crime on Campus §38: back to school

Autumn brings even more True Crime on Campus As autumn arrives and students return to campus our outstanding Security staff are ready for any eventuality: 2315 Patrol Security Officers spoke to a member of the Public who had fallen off his bike while cycling on a footpath adjacent to the Orchard Hotel. The male stated… read more

True Crime on Campus §37: long hot summer

Even More True Crime on Campus It may be summer but our always vigilant Security staff are still on duty to ensure that every unlikely situation is dealt with: 08:05 Security reported an altercation between a driver and a cyclist at the end of the road leading up to the West Entrance Gatehouse on University… read more

True Crime on Campus §36: one in the eye

True Crime on Campus: Once again our always vigilant Security staff are on hand to ensure that every unlikely situation is attended to: 2240 Report of a smell of gas in Humanities Building. Security attended. Officers could detect a faint smell of gas which dissipated during the night. 1325 Report of blocked toilets in DHL…. read more

True Crime on Campus §35: Funny hats

True Crime on Campus: More funny business Once again our ever-dependable Security staff are faced with more challenges trying to keep campus safe for all: 2305 Report that Students had blocked sinks in  Hall JCR causing a flood. Security attended Lanes for Drains and Quality 1st was called out. Two large concrete benches had also… read more

True Crime on Campus §34: voodoo

New year true crime on campus Some odd things can happen on campus. Fortunately, our unflappable Security staff are more than capable of responding to any situation: 010 Report of a group of youths on Jubilee Campus. The youths were spoken to by Security and told to leave Campus. The youths ran into Exchange Building… read more

True Crime on Campus §33: Best of 2013

True Crime on Campus §33: Best of 2013 and vote for #1 It’s the time for some reviews of last year’s stuff and 2013 has been another busy year for our hard working Security staff. Here are some of my true crime on campus favourites from the year together with an opportunity to vote for… read more

True Crime on Campus §32: not vending

All new True Crime on Campus More extracts from real Security reports. The challenges are never ending for our hard working and extremely helpful Security staff: 21:20 Security received a report of an alarm activation at the Blackwells Bookshop on Jubilee Campus. On investigation, all of the doors were secure and the cause of the… read more

True Crime on Campus §31: no dead ducks

It’s all new and all real: more true crime on campus There can be some strange and often challenging incidents on campus sometimes. However, our outstanding Security staff are ready for anything and always there to deal with the problem- no matter how odd: 20:50 Security provided access for a student who was locked in… read more

Campus Tours: seeing the university on wheels

Getting mobile on campus The Chronicle of Higher Education has a story on some interesting approaches to making campus tours a little more bearable: People complain when their feet get sore, the University of North Texas has learned. For years, when visitors were asked what they disliked about the campus tour, the resounding answer was:… read more

True Crime on Campus §30: Summer break?

Yet more true crime on campus Things can be difficult on campus sometimes. Even during the summer break there is still plenty to challenge our ever-alert security team. Especially when the weather is hot: 0740 Report that toilets in the Dearing Building had been blocked with newspaper Security attended. Estates Help Desk informed. 0115 Report… read more

True Crime on Campus §29: Bins and Quidditch

More unlikely but true crime on campus There can be some testing incidents on campus sometimes. However, our excellent Security staff are usually up for any kind of challenge – no matter how strange: 2020 Report of a damaged window Hugh Stewart Hall Security attended. The damage had been caused by Students climbing out of… read more

True Crime on Campus §28: gas!

More true crime on campus: Strange things continue to happen on campus. Our Security staff always respond professionally, even when faced with rude taxi drivers and distressed waterfowl. Not to mention possible gas leaks. 07:50 Security Patrol stopped a taxi who was driving the wrong way up Cut Through Lane and on speaking stopping the… read more

True Crime on Campus §27: happy new year

More true crime on campus: new year, new incidents Whilst it might have been a bit quieter over the festive period there is always something going on to test our always busy Security team: 1135 Report of a spillage of vegetable oil outside Portland Building Security attended and taped the area off to ensure that… read more

True Crime on Campus §26: Best of 2012

True Crime on Campus §26: Best of 2012 and vote for #1 It’s the time for some end of year reviews and 2012 has been another busy year for our hard working Security staff. Here are some of my true crime on campus favourites from the year together with an opportunity to vote for the… read more

True Crime on Campus §25: Cowabunga

More true crime on campus: Things can get pretty tricky on campus sometimes. However, our outstanding Security staff are usually up for any kind of challenge – no matter how bizarre: 0030 Report of a person being let into Hall via Fire Escape door. Security attended and the area was searched – the person could… read more

True Crime on Campus §24: Hide and Seek

More true crime on campus: bet you can’t find me Bizarre things can happen on campus. Fortunately, our excellent Security staff are more than able to cope with just about anything. Even when it involves students hiding from them: 1230 Report of a Contractor working at a Hall had closed the boot of their own… read more

True Crime on Campus §23: the ultimate discovery

More true crime on campus: Our Security staff discover the strangest things happening on campus. Fortunately, they are generally unflappable and respond pragmatically to every challenge. Even when presented with the ultimate answer: 16:34 Security received a report from a member of staff that a person unknown was looking at the lead on the roof… read more

True Crime on Campus §22: Surprise, surprise

More true crime on campus: some surprising occurrences  Surprising things can happen on campus. Fortunately, it’s hard to catch our ever-vigilant Security team unawares… 07:15 Security received a report of a delivery driver stuck in the car park barriers at EMCC. Security attended and resolved the matter. 0500 Patrol Security spoke to an Ambulance crew outside… read more

True Crime on Campus §21: the naked truth

More true crime on campus Strange things can happen on campus. Some of them involving people who seem reluctant to keep their clothes on. Fortunately, our indefatigable Security staff are more than capable of responding to all kinds of events: 23:05 Security attended a report of a male in Portland Building, carrying a rucksack and… read more

True Crime on Campus §20: accidents will happen

More true crime on campus: accidents happen, sometimes intentionally Accidents can happen on campus. Fortunately, our Security staff are more than capable of responding to all kinds of events. Even when some of them really aren’t accidental at all: 0250 Report of a broken window at Sherwood Hall. Security attended: the window had been broken… read more

True Crime on Campus §19: a bit “wonky”

More true crime on campus It’s business as usual for our ever-vigilant and attentive Security Team: 1445 Report of a suspicious package outside the DLRC Security attended. The package belonged to a Student who was playing a prank on a friend of his. Security Officers have given the Student some advice. 2105 Report of a… read more

Landmark Post – The Very Best of True Crime on Campus

For the 500th Registrarism Post: The Very Best of True Crime on Campus Following the utterly objective poll to determine the topic for the landmark 500th Registrarism blog post I’ve used my own skill and judgement to select a range of the very best items from several years of True Crime on Campus. Just a… read more

True Crime on Campus §18: Black eye incident

True Crime on Campus §18 More extracts from real Security reports. The challenges never end for our hard working and extremely helpful Security staff: 0830 Patrol Security Staff discovered all of the items from a Kitchen in Derby Hall had been thrown out of a window and onto a grassed area. The items were damaged… read more

True Crime on Campus §17: Best of 2011

True Crime on Campus §17: Best of 2011 (and a poll) 2011 has been an extremely busy year for our hard working Security staff. As the following extracts from real security reports show, almost anything can happen on campus. These are some of my favourites from the past year (note there’s an exciting interactive bit… read more

True Crime on Campus §16: A series of unfortunate events

More true crime on campus: where stuff happens Unfortunate things can happen on campus. Fortunately, our unflappable Security staff are more than capable of responding to all kinds of events: 1215 Report that a pedal cyclist had fallen from his cycle outside the Pharmacy Building. Security attended. The student had been attempting to jump his… read more