Safety Awareness Notices

Welcome to the North Dakota State University Police and Safety Office Personal Awareness Notices site. Included here are public safety awareness messages for events happening within proximity of the main NDSU campus as well as within buildings owned and operated by NDSU within the city of Fargo. They are intended to alert our campus community to situations which may require awareness on everyone’s part in order to maintain personal safety. The list includes both notices of Clery crimes occurring within our on campus area as well as relevant public notices issued by the city of Fargo. Data for the current and prior academic year is included in this summary. Crimes that may trigger a message include criminal homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson or any other crime that the University feels may pose an ongoing threat to the university community.

Additional information regarding concerning activity in the vicinity of NDSU as well as for the city of Fargo is available at the City of Fargo’s Crime Mapping and Statistics webpage.

Community members are also encouraged to sign up for the Cass Clay Alerts Emergency Notifications. This can be accomplished by visiting

November 16, 2020 Fargo Press Release

created by Jessica Schindeldecker |

Fargo Police Respond to Report of Gun Shots

This morning, at 3:35 a.m., Fargo Police Officers were dispatched to a report of gun shots in the 1000 block of 16 Street North.

One adult male sustained non life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.


This morning, at 6:25 a.m., Fargo Police Officers were dispatched to a second report of gun shots in the 1000 block of 16 Street North.

Upon their arrival, they did not locate anyone.

At 6:47 a.m., Sanford Hospital notified dispatch they had an adult male with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers learned this injury was sustained in the 1000 block of 16 Street North.

The investigation is ongoing.

November 1, 2020 Fargo Police Press Release

created by Jessica Schindeldecker |

Fargo Police Dispatched to Gunshot Wound Near Campus

On November 1, at 12:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of 12 Street North for an adult male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The male was transported to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. All parties involved have been detained on scene by officers. We are not looking for any additional individuals. The investigation is ongoing.

Update 11/2/2020 11:27 a.m.: Through our investigation, this incident appears to have been an accidental discharge. A report has been completed for reckless endangerment and forwarded to the State's Attorney's Office.

September 30, 2020 Sexual Assault

Timely Warning: Sexual Assault that occurred on the NDSU Campus

On 9/30/2020 at approximately 2:05 a.m., NDSU Police were informed of a sexual assault. Officers were contacted by an outside agency with information that an adult female was reporting a sexual assault that occurred on the NDSU Campus. At this time, we learned that the incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 27th. The investigation has revealed that the suspect and the victim met through mutual acquaintances and are both known to law enforcement at this time.

The reporting individual has been offered resources and options in their city of residence. Members of the Dean of Students Office and the Title IX Office was advised of this matter as well. 

Should you have any information that might aid in this investigation or if you observed any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the NDSU Police Department at 701-231-8998.  You can also provide information anonymously by using the NDSU Police “Text-A-Tip” line at (701) 526-6006
While circumstances around sexual assaults can vary, it is important to emphasize that such acts of sexual violence are never the victim’s fault. The blame lies solely with the perpetrator(s).

The safety and well-being of NDSU students are of paramount importance to the University. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, please seek help and resources from University Police, Sexual Assault Prevention and AdvocacyTitle IX or other on- and off-campus support agencies. 

The NDSU Police would also like to provide some basic guidelines for members of the campus community to keep in mind:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Whenever possible, travel with friends and use the Campus Safety Escort Service
  • Download and familiarize yourself with the Pathlight app. 
  • Report suspicious persons, activity, or other safety concerns immediately

August 24, 2020 Aggravated Assault

Timely Warning: Aggravated Assault in Parking Lot near Matthew Living Learning Center East

During the evening of August 24th, 2020, an aggravated assault took place in the parking lot near Matthew Living Learning Center East. At approximately 8:05 PM officers responded to a report of an injured individual at MLLC East. The male victim reported that a male suspect, known to them, but not affiliated with NDSU, punched and then briefly wrestled with the victim before leaving the area.

NDSU PD is currently investigating the incident, and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.

NDSU PD would like to remind the campus community to:

  • Be alert to your surroundings, reporting suspicious persons or circumstances to the NDSU Police immediately at 231-8998 or call 911 for emergencies.
  • Travel with a friend if possible

Please call the NDSU Police at 231-8998 if you have any information regarding this event.

August 7th, 2019- Fargo Police Press Release

created by Jessica Schindeldecker |

Fargo Police Make Stolen Vehicle Arrest

FARGO, N.D. (August 7, 2019) – Yesterday, August 6th, at 8 a.m., Fargo Police Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle from the 1600 block of Dakota Dr. N. Officers were advised a male suspect entered an apartment, stole several items to include vehicle keys and left in the vehicle. This morning at 1:12 a.m., night shift officers reported locating the vehicle in the 2200 block of 13 Ave. S. The officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled and officer did not pursue.  The vehicle was again located at 1:27 a.m. in the 2400 block of 13 Ave. S. Officers again attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled, and officer did not pursue.  At 8:04 a.m., Officers were dispatched to PetroServe Fargo, 205 NP Ave., for a report of a located stolen vehicle. As officers responded to the area, the driver, identified as Andrew Travis Brook-Hadley, 22 years old of Moorhead, began to elude officers when he saw marked squad cars. An officer tried to initiate a traffic stop in the 800 block of Broadway. Brook-Hadley drove the vehicle up onto the sidewalk and fled, but officers did not pursuit. Shortly after, an officer located the vehicle stopped on Dakota Dr. N. with a flat tire. Brook-Hadley saw a squad car approaching and drove northbound on Dakota Dr. N. Brook-Hadley continued to drive the vehicle, eastbound onto 19th Ave. N. after losing a tire, with officers several vehicles behind. Officers were authorized and deployed a tire deflation device on 16 St. N off 19 Ave. N. Brook-Hadley drove the vehicle over the tire deflation device and continued on towards airport property. Brook-Hadley crashed through the airport fence and officers conducted a pit maneuver stopping the vehicle inside a secure area. Brook-Hadley was non-compliant and resisted arrest. Officers were able to take Brook-Hadley into custody for possession of a stolen vehicle (x2), criminal trespass (C Felony), fleeing in a motor vehicle (x2) (C Felony), aggravated reckless driving, preventing arrest, driving under suspension, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 07, 2019 - Burglary

Burglary - South Weible residence hall

During the evening of March 7, 2019, a burglary took place at the South Weible residence hall at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Suspect(s) made entry into an unoccupied room and when the resident returned to their room they noticed that their wallet was missing.

Please remember to lock your doors and windows and alert police if you see anything suspicious.

Please call the NDSU Police at 231-8998 if you have any information regarding this event.

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