Working together for campus safety

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is saddened by the spate of mass shootings we’re seeing nationwide. Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton — the list of communities grappling with these tragedies sadly grows longer by the day. Our thoughts remain with the victims, their families and friends, and with those in our own community impacted by these senseless acts. We continue to condemn acts of violence and hate.

It may be possible that together we can avert a campus tragedy: If you hear someone talking about harming themselves of others, even if you’re unsure if they’re serious, call the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231, ext. 1. If you ever feel you or others are in immediate danger, call 911.

Remember that campus has resources available to anyone impacted by the recent shootings, directly or indirectly. In addition to support services offered by staff in our colleges, Counseling and Psychological Services provides assistance for students. The Employee Assistance Program can provide counseling and support for staff and faculty. In these difficult times, we must support one another.