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Safety Reports

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. 

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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

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This website 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

There have been no Emergency Notifications issued to the UNE community for the 2019 calendar year.

Timely Warnings

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dear UNE Community,

Timely Warning: Residential / Motor Vehicle Burglaries
Date Reported: September 12, 2019
Date Occurred: September 11, 2019

It was reported to the Office of Safety & Security today that a female suspect has continued trespassing and allegedly committing residential and motor vehicle burglaries adjacent to the Portland Campus. Some community members have provided information and photographs of a female on adjacent property that appears to match the description of our below motor vehicle theft that occurred September 4. Although our van was located and returned several days later, it appears similar crimes are continuing to occur in the Stevens Avenue and Forest Avenue areas.

I have spoken with Portland Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division today who confirmed that residential and motor vehicle burglaries have continued to be reported as late as this morning. As a reminder from the below timely warning, nothing is failsafe, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from similar crimes:

  • Make sure your vehicle doors are locked and windows are closed when you are not with the vehicle.
  • Please make sure secured exterior doors remain closed as to not allow access to unauthorized persons.
  • Do not leave your keys inside your vehicle when it is unattended.
  • Make sure your belongings are as secure as possible and not left out in plain sight within the vehicle. It takes just seconds for someone to steal your property.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Be aware of suspicious activity such as a person trying to open vehicle doors to see if they are unlocked. Report such activity immediately to UNE Safety & Security or the local police.
  • If you witness a burglary of a residence or motor vehicle in progress, call 911 immediately.

If you have any information helpful to this alleged criminal activity, please contact the Office of Safety & Security at (207) 602-2298 or Portland Police Department at (207) 874-8479.

You are receiving this Clery Timely Warning as part the University of New England’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery act as well as our commitment to providing campus-area crime information. Thank you, Jeff


Thursday, September 5, 2019

UPDATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 - THE STOLEN VEHICLE HAS BEEN RECOVERED.
Dear UNE Community,

Timely Warning: Motor Vehicle Theft
Date Reported: September 4, 2019
Date Occurred: September 4, 2019 between 5pm and 6pm

On Wednesday evening, September 4, a motor vehicle theft of UNE Facilities van #113 on the Portland Campus was reported to the Office of Safety and Security. A female suspect was seen stealing the van on surveillance footage. Just prior to stealing the van, the same suspect was seen entering several other unlocked vehicles on the Portland campus.

The suspect is a white female appearing to be in her mid-20s to late 20s. She was wearing a bluish/grey baseball cap with long, dark hair pulled through the back of the baseball cap. She was wearing a long grey top with a dark colored sweater over the gray top and appeared to being wearing grey colored yoga pants. She had a medium build and appeared to be approximately 5’6” and weigh approximately 120-130 pounds. She was in possession of a large white boat bag. The Office of Safety & Security is actively investigating the case with Portland Police Department.

If you had a vehicle parked on the Portland campus last night, please be sure to check your vehicle for any missing items. If you do find that you have experienced the loss of any items, or have any information helpful to the investigation, please contact the Office of Safety & Security at (207) 602-2298.

  • Nothing is failsafe, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from similar crimes:
  • Make sure your vehicle doors are locked and windows are closed when you are not with the vehicle.
  • Do not leave your keys inside your vehicle when it is unattended.
  • Make sure your belongings are as secure as possible and not left out in plain sight within the vehicle. It takes just seconds for someone to steal your property.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Be aware of suspicious activity such as a person trying to open vehicle doors to see if they are unlocked.
  • Report such activity immediately to UNE Safety & Security or the local police.
  • If you witness a burglary of a motor vehicle in progress, call 911 immediately.

You are receiving this Clery Timely Warning as part the University of New England’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery act as well as our commitment to providing campus-area crime information.

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security

Security Alerts

Friday, July 26, 2019

Dear UNE Community,

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, a series of thefts of office equipment and personal items on the Portland Campus was reported to the Office of Safety and Security. The thefts occurred between May 23 and July 1 at the Drug Information Center (DIC) in the College of Pharmacy (COP). It was reported that the items were taken from within the DIC office space as well as from within a personal office space.  

At this point, there is no suspect information available. The Office of Safety & Security is actively investigating this case and local authorities may be contacted to assist. If you have any information, please call our dispatch center at (207) 602-2298.

  • Nothing is failsafe, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from similar crimes:
  • Make sure your belongings are as secure as possible. It takes just seconds for someone to steal your property.
  • If you cannot lock your valuables when leaving a room or public area, take them with you, even if you will only be gone for a short period of time.
  • Be aware of suspicious activity such as a person trying to open various doors to see if they are unlocked.  Report such activity to police or building supervisor.
  • If you witness a burglary in progress, call 911 immediately.

Please ensure that if you have experienced the loss of any items, or if you are aware of any crime or allegations of crime within any UNE geography, that you promptly report the information to the Office of Safety & Security at (207) 602-2298.

You are receiving this Security Alert as part the University of New England’s commitment to providing campus-area crime information.

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Dear UNE Students,

Earlier this week we sent the below email regarding reports in the media of individuals who may have had drugs slipped into their drinks at local bars and clubs. If you did not have the opportunity to review this, we’d like to ask that you do so now. This is of even greater importance as we have members of our community who may have been affected by this behavior while in the Old Port this week. While we do not want to cause alarm, we also want to remind each of you to continue to take good care of yourselves and one another.

In the message below we also included campus and local resources that you should avail yourselves of if you have concerns for yourselves or your friends. As always, we remain here for you should you have questions and/or concerns you’d like to address.

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security


Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear UNE Community,

There have been stories in the media over the past month about individuals in York and Cumberland Counties who may have had some sort of drug added to their drink while out in local bars and clubs.  Most recently, there was an article posted in the Portland Press Herald https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/reports-of-drugging-incidents-prompt-police-to-warn-bar-patrons/  and the Kennebec Journal, www.centralmaine.com, about recent incidents reported in Biddeford and Saco.

The University Office of Safety and Security has not received any reports involving UNE community members but would like to make the UNE community aware of these reports and to suggest some steps that people can take to reduce the risk of being harmed:

  • Do not leave your drink unattended.  That includes when you use the bathroom, go dancing, or leave to make a phone call.  Either take the drink with you or throw it out. Avoid using the same cup to refill your drink.
  • Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know or trust. This can be challenging in some settings, like a party or a date. If you choose to accept a drink from someone you’ve just met, try to go with the person to the bar to order it, watch it being poured, and carry it yourself.
  • Be aware of sudden changes in the way your body feels.  Do you feel more intoxicated than you are comfortable with? Some drugs are odorless, colorless and/or tasteless, and can be added to your drink without you noticing.
  • Keep an eye on your friends and stick together. If you feel uncomfortable, tell a friend and have them take you to a safe place, seek medical attention and call the police.  Do the same for a friend.  If you suspect you or a friend has been drugged, call 911, and make sure to tell the police and healthcare professionals that you suspect you or a friend have been drugged so they can administer the right tests.

If you believe that you or someone you know may have had something similar happen to them, please know it is not your fault and there are many support resources available to help.  If you or a friend should have questions or need support, don’t hesitate to contact 911 for local police, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM www.sarsonline.org ), Campus Safety and Security, 207-602-2298, or the UNE Title IX Office, https://www.une.edu/title-ix . FMI: The Portland Police Department has posted additional information about safety tips and drug information on their social media accounts, @PortlandMainePolice.

Jeffrey J. Greene
Director of Safety and Security