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DPS Programs

Orange Watch

Orange Watch is a DPS program that provides an expanded DPS presence in key areas on Main and South campuses and in neighborhoods north and east of campus.

The program expands DPS peace officers’ hours of armed walking, bicycle, and vehicle patrol coverage. It supplements DPS’s and other law enforcement agencies’ current activities in areas frequented by students, faculty, and staff.

Orange Watch officers are on patrol throughout the year, with increased presence between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. and on weekends—times when students have the most serious concerns about safety, according to DPS surveys.

As they perform their duties, Orange Watch officers are highly visible; interact in community building, problem solving, and crime prevention; and provide services to students, faculty, staff, and residents in need of law enforcement assistance. Orange Watch officers promote the safety of students found walking alone or in small groups; use DPS’s radio network to report on any signs of criminal activity or other safety and security concerns; and assist Syracuse Police Department officers on request.

The Neighborhood Safety Patrol

The Neighborhood Safety Patrol is a partnership among residents of the University neighborhood, the Syracuse Police Department, and Syracuse University. The patrol is part of an effort to deter criminal activity, promote resident safety, and improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. The University Neighborhood Service Agreement Committee, which is administered by the South East University Neighborhood Association, funds this patrol, which increases police cover- age of the University neighborhood. During the academic year, the patrol operates for four hours on Sunday through Thursday nights, and for six hours on Friday and Saturday nights. The area covered runs west to east from University Avenue to Allen Street, and north to south from East Genesee Street to Broad Street 

Shuttle U Home

Syracuse University’s Shuttle U Home provides free transportation from the campus for students, faculty, and staff who reside off campus within a designated geographic area. The service operates daily from 8:15 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

To use the shuttle, riders must go to the Students for Community Safety (SCS) program, located in 019 Watson Hall, and sign up. Riders are also required to show their SU or ESF I.D. The shuttle service van is capable of transporting up to six passengers.

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Walking Escorts

Walking Escorts are provided for students, staff, and faculty on Main Campus from academic buildings to residence halls or parking facilities, and vice versa. The program operates from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. throughout the academic year. To request an escort, call 315-443-2224.