Clery Reporting

Annual Crime Statistics Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report ensure that the University complies with the Jeanne Clery Act and Higher Education Opportunity Act.

View the Clery report (PDF)

This document contains information about statistics of reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by UNE, and on public property immediately adjacent and accessible to campus for the three previous calendar years. It also contains information regarding crime prevention, The Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act, disciplinary procedures, and crime reporting policies and procedures.

As required by The Higher Education Opportunity Act, UNE publishes an Annual Fire Safety Report that includes maintaining a fire log of all reported fires that occur in on-campus student housing facilities, and publishing fire safety policies and fire statistics.

If you wish to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can call the Office of Safety and Security at (207) 602-2298, or stop by the office at 605 Pool Rd., Biddeford, Maine 04005.

State of Maine Sex Offender Registry

The website for the Maine sex offender registry is provided to members of the University community in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This federal requirement mandates institutions of higher education to issue a statement, in addition to other disclosures required under that Act, advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information may be found provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders.

Emergency Notifications

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 6:37 A.M.


UNE is closed today October 26, 2023 due to the Lewiston mass casualty event. Please monitor UNE emails for further updates.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 8 A.M.


UNE Alerts Test Alert. This is only a test.

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 9:04 A.M.

UNE Emergency Notification Test

Dear UNE Community,

The Office of Safety and Security, in collaboration with the Office of Communications and Information Technology Services, has scheduled a test of the emergency notification system for Friday, September 23 at 9 a.m.

During this test, you will receive messages through an automated phone call, email, and text message if you have opted to receive emergency messages as well as snow/weather closures/delays and other alerts through U-Online. If you have added a secondary contact person, that person will also receive the same test notification. Please make sure they are aware that the system is being tested.

As a reminder, these emergency notifications are extremely important as they will be sent when there is an ongoing danger to the community, with some examples being lockdowns for an active threat, gas leaks, explosions, bomb threats, and weather catastrophes.

To ensure that you receive these messages, please sign into your U-Online account, select “Personal Information and Settings," and choose the “UNE Alert Notification” option. In this section, you will be able to enter any phone numbers or e-mail addresses you wish to have emergency and school closure/delay alerts sent. We highly encourage you to sign up for these notifications if you have not done so yet.

This new emergency notification system includes the free Rave-Guardian mobile safety app for smartphones, which is now available. By downloading this free safety app, students and employees will be able to enhance their personal safety both on and off campus.

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 4 P.M.


UNE Alerts Test Alert. This is only a test.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 2 P.M.


UNE Alerts Test Alert. This is only a test.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 5:34 A.M.


System test for snow closures.

Thursday, November 13, 2021, 6:49 P.M.

UNE System Test

System test for emergency notifications.

Thursday, December 12, 2020, 2:51 P.M.

UNE Emergency Alert Test

Test Only, this is a test of the University of New England Emergency Alert notification system. You don't need to take any action at this time.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:30 A.M.

UNE Emergency Alert Test Only

Test Only, this is a test of the University of New England Emergency Alert notification system. You don't need to take any action at this time.

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Security Alerts

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Dear UNE Community,

Portland Police are warning citizens of a male who approached young women in the Stevens Avenue area on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.  The first incident occurred around 3:30pm near Evergreen Cemetery on Stevens Avenue.  The second incident occurred at approximately 6:30pm near Deering High School.  In both incidents, a male in his 20s approached female students and made inappropriate statements towards them.  Please use good caution and always be aware of your surroundings.  Report any sightings to Portland Police at 207-874-8575.

As a reminder, the non-emergency line to contact UNE Safety & Security is 207-602-2298 and the emergency line is 207-283-0176.  Thank you!

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Dear UNE Community,

We are aware of and are monitoring the mass casualty incident continuing to unfold in Lewiston, Maine this evening.

There is no indication of any threat to UNE’s campuses at this time. While Lewiston is more than an hour from the Biddeford campus and 45 minutes away from Portland, Maine is a small state and we know that members of our community will be directly affected. We are actively checking in with students, faculty, and professional staff who live in the Lewiston area to ensure their well being.

If you are a Portland or Biddeford campus-affiliated student and are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, you can reach UNE’s on-call counselor by calling (207) 602-2549  and then pressing 6. Faculty and professional staff can find support through the Employee Assistance Program:

If you need any assistance overnight, contact Safety and Security at 207-602-2298.

We will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with local authorities and will provide updates as needed.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Dear UNE Residential Community,

The Office of Safety and Security and the Division of Student Affairs would like to offer an update on the recent events concerning two non-UNE persons on campus. We recognize their behaviors was concerning to many and we thank you for your help in reporting this information and helping us make contact with them.

The two males were not affiliated with UNE in any way and Security was able to identify and interview both. Both subjects are now being banned from UNE property and will not be permitted back on campus. If you are familiar with the two persons in questions and see them back on campus, please immediately report this to Safety and Security.

We would like to use this opportunity to also offer some safety tips for the community with helping keep everyone safe:

  • Residential Hall Safety
    • Entrance doors to all residence halls are locked 24/7. Do not place items in a position where they block open residence hall entrance doors, doors marked as fire doors, or any window exits.
    • Lock your door whenever you leave your room, no matter how short the time. It only takes a few seconds for your belongings to disappear. The same rule applies whenever you or your roommate are sleeping or even taking short trips to the restroom.
    • Do not leave notes on your door or dry erase board stating that no one is home or posting your daily routine.
    • Report missing keys or broken locks to residence staff or Campus Safety and Security immediately.
    • Notify residence staff and Campus Safety and Security immediately if you receive obscene or harassing telephone calls.
    • Notify Campus Safety and Security in the event of unauthorized room entry. Do not touch anything as you may disturb evidence.
    • Do not allow anyone you don’t know into a residence hall. Report all suspicious persons and vehicles to Campus Safety and Security.
    • Watch out for each other. Remember that residents are responsible for their guests’ safety and behavior.
  • Social Media Safety
    • Use caution when using social media to interact with unknown persons. UNE is an open campus and we encourage students to not share their location or daily habits with people you are still unfamiliar with.
    • Know how to report, block, and filter content.
    • Personalize your privacy settings.
    • Pause before you post.
    • Turn off geolocation.
    • Use a private internet connection.
    • Report harassment or inappropriate content.
    • Look before you click.
    • Pick strong passwords and change them frequently.
  • Uber/Lyft Safety
    • Request your ride inside.
    • Check your ride.
    • Have the driver confirm your name.
    • Be a back-seat rider.
    • Always wear your seat belt.
    • Share your trip details with loved ones.
    • Protect your personal information.
    • Follow your intuition.
  • Safety and Security dispatch is on duty 24-7 and can be reached at the following:
    • Non-Emergency:  (207) 602-2298
    • Emergency:  (207) 283-0176
      • Ext. 366 from any campus phone
      • Via the Rave/Guardian app for smart phones.  We strongly encourage all members of the UNE Community to download this app. 

Stay safe,

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Dear UNE Community,

Please see the attached (below) community notice from Portland Police Department. Please remain vigilant and stay aware of your surroundings if you are walking in the areas mentioned below. Due to the close location of Baxter Woods to the Portland Campus, and trails being in the Evergreen Cemetery, we wanted to share this information. Please report any information to Portland PD at the contact information in the notice. Thank you!

Over the last week, there have been at least four calls made to Portland Police for a male exposing himself and exhibiting lewd behavior in area parks and trails. There have been two incidents reported at Capisic Pond Trail and two incidents at Baxter Woods.

In several instances, the suspect has followed women despite the victims yelling or even getting out their phone to record him.

Officers have been increasing patrols in these areas and providing special attention checks as they continue to investigate these incidents.

Please keep an eye out and stay aware of your surroundings. The Portland Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed these kinds of incidents to call us at (207) 874-8575. Anyone with photos or videos of these incidents can provide them anonymously by texting our Crime Tip Line by texting keyword "PPDME" to 847411 (TIP411). Callers can also provide information anonymously by calling (207) 874-8584.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Dear UNE Community,

The Office of Safety and Security and Parkhurst Dining would like to share with our community that we have been experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of food and beverage thefts from the cafes on the Biddeford Campus. 

We would like to remind everyone that not only is theft a Student Conduct referral on campus but that it is also a criminal offense in the State of Maine and this behavior is not acceptable at the University of New England. 

Please be vigilant when you are in the Windward Café, ACHS Café, and Forum Café and if you observe any theft or suspicious behavior, report it immediately to Safety and Security at (207) 602-2298.

We have taken steps to enhance security in these spaces and we will be monitoring these spaces in person and via CCTV in hopes of gaining voluntary compliance with paying for any items taken. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Stay safe,

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Dear UNE Community,

A series of burglaries occurred at the residence of one of our UNE community members in the Hills Beach area within the past couple of weeks. The community member did the right thing by having the doors locked and calling the police immediately. A suspect has been arrested and charged by local police, and we do not have reason to believe that this incident is part of a larger effort by the suspect or others. Nevertheless, the Office of Safety and Security would like to send some information to all of you on ways to keep yourself safe and enhance your situational awareness. Please consider some of the following recommendations:

  • Lock the doors to your home and vehicle. Many people in Maine do not do that, but we urge you to take that precaution.
  • Do not leave spare keys to your home or vehicle outside where someone can locate them.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Each time you enter a new environment, take a moment to identify objects in your immediate area. Taking a few seconds to acknowledge these items around you is a crucial step in developing a mindful attitude. 
  • Notice other people. It is important to detect and observe others around you. Keep an eye out for people who seem to be acting outside of the norm. The ability to detect inconsistencies or distress in other people can allow you to anticipate dangerous situations, giving you an opportunity to respond in the most effective way possible. Individuals to monitor could include strangers to your neighborhood or location, solicitors in the area, and other persons such as delivery drivers.
  • Remain vigilant. Situational awareness can initially feel exhausting to sustain, but maintaining an attentive mindset will eventually become a habit that requires no effort. One way to increase vigilance is to put your phone down or remove your earbuds to enhance your ability to notice your surroundings. If you are walking in a dimly lit location or in an unfamiliar public place while staring at your phone, you are sacrificing your situational awareness and could make yourself a target. 
  • Trust yourself. It can be easy to second guess your gut feelings, but learning to trust yourself is an important tenant of self-defense and situational awareness. Your internal reactions can be a key element in pointing out danger, so don’t ignore your intuition. 
  • If you feel in danger, contact 911 and inform local law enforcement of your exact location and what your concerns are. If you are on campus, you can contact Safety and Security directly at (207) 602-2298 or push the button on any blue light call box to connect directly to the security dispatch center.

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dear UNE Community,

Due to recent sightings of sharks swimming close to the beach in Biddeford Pool and Wells, including the sighting at Fortunes Rocks Beach in Biddeford Pool yesterday, we recommend that all beachgoers use caution and heightened awareness if swimming in the water. This includes the water off of UNE’s Freddy Beach, which is also within close proximity of yesterday’s sighting. 

Maine Marine Patrol continues to urge caution for swimmers and others recreating in or on the water, including people in paddle craft. Specifically, Marine Patrol recommends avoiding areas of schooling fish and seals, which are prey for great white sharks. These sharks are the species responsible for last month’s attack in Harpswell, Maine, as well as the species suspected to be responsible for the death of several seals that have washed ashore on local beaches, including Biddeford Pool, with fatal bite marks.  

Please stay attentive to local news announcements for any shark sightings or beaches that may be closed due to the recent presence of sharks.

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security

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Phone numbers for both campuses

Emergency Phone Number: 366
Non-emergency Phone Number: 2298
From off campus: (207) 283-0176

For more information

Office of Safety and Security
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005-9599
(207) 602-2298