Staying Safe

Security Alert Update: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Since August 4th, UCPD has worked on a follow-up investigation into a crime in which a University student walking at 1101 E. 56th Street was struck on the back of the head by an unknown suspect who then fled in an unknown direction. Following an investigation that included review of extensive security camera footage to identify the suspect, UCPD has arrested a juvenile suspect who was subsequently charged with Aggravated Battery. 

The original security alert from August 4th can be viewed at https://safety-security.uchicago.edu/services/security_alerts/security_alert1/.  UCPD is working closely with CPD to determine whether the suspect may have been involved in other reported crimes in our community.


  • If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the Chicago Police Department (911) or the University of Chicago Police Department – 123 from a University phone or 773.702.8181 from other phones.
  • More safety and security information is available at safety-security.uchicago.edu.
  • Security alerts are issued by email and posted to the Department of Safety & Security’s website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the University community. Security alerts are based on information reported to the University of Chicago Police Department. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the security alert was issued.
  • Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in security alerts only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.

Comments or suggestions about security-related issues should be directed to: ucpd-pio@uchicago.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Chicago Police Department patrol area boundaries are 37th Street on the north to 65th Street on the south/Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Shore Drive (39th Street to 60thStreet)/Evans Avenue to Stony Island Avenue (61st Street to 64th Street)/65th Street (Ellis Avenue to University Avenue).