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Animal magic: True crime on campus §14

More true crime on campus Not all of the challenges faced by our ever-vigilant Security team are down to people. Some involve animals of one kind or another (albeit sometimes with human involvement): 2020 Report of a bird in the Graduate School. Security attended but the bird could not be found. 1800 Report of dogs… 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

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

The votes are in

Few surprises here The polls have closed and the votes have been counted, overseen by our utterly impartial scrutineers. In a result which will surprise absolutely no-one, it is now possible to confirm the topic of the 500th Registrarism post. The ballot paper looked like this (but please don’t try and vote again on it):… read more

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

True Crime on Campus The following reports were taken from campus police logs as reported in The Chronicle of Higher  OLD DOMINION U. May 21 Intimidation. ODU Student reported unknown persons left a note on the windshield of her vehicle, accusing her of sleeping with someone’s boyfriend and threatening to make her life hell, while parked… read more

True Crime on Campus – Best of 2010

True Crime on Campus – best bits Started posting these (real) extracts from University Security reports earlier in 2010. There really is an endless list of this stuff and some of my favourites from the past year appear below. All credit to colleagues in Security who really do put up with an enormous amount of… read more

True crime on campus §10

More true crime on campus More extracts from campus security reports. Some innocent, some silly and some just a bit odd. Our outstanding Security staff have to deal with just about everything. 1445 Report of a smell of burning coming from the Kitchen in L Block Derby Hall. Security and the Fire Service attended. On… read more

True Crime on Campus §11

More true crime on campus: traffic trouble Some further reports of the incidents to which our excellent Security staff have to respond. This particular set are all of a kind (apart from the last one): 15:45 Security were called to Landcroft Lane as a student’s horsebox with a horse on board had lost a wheel…. read more

True crime on campus §12: Just another day

Yet more true crime on campus This time it is a selection of reports from just one day at the University of Nottingham. Perhaps not an entirely typical day, there is something of an end of term feel about some of the events. Nevertheless, our terrific Security staff have to be ready to deal with… read more

True Crime on Campus §15: Freshen up!

For the new arrivals The start of the new session and the arrival of thousands of eager freshers brings with it additional challenges for our ever-responsive and capable Security Team. All of the following are freshly reported incidents from the first week or so of the new academic year here at Nottingham. Let’s hope things… 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

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 §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 §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

True crime on campus §2

More true crime on campus Following an earlier post on this subject a few more extracts from campus security reports: 0128 Patrol Security Officers observed a vehicle being driven dangerously in Newark Hall car park. Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver who is a Student. Officers also spoke to the owner of… 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 §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 §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 §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 §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 §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 §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 §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 §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 §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 §3

More true crime on campus Some more diverting extracts from campus security reports: 0355 Report of a female Conference Delegate feeling unwell in Willoughby Hall Security attended the female stated she had drunk a large amount of a Caffeine based drink. An organiser from the Conference was contacted and asked to sit with the Delegate…. read more