Safety alert for Gainesville campus area

The Gainesville Police Department has notified Brenau Security of a purse snatching that occurred in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center parking lot on Sunday evening. Police believe that there may be as many as three gangs of purse snatchers currently operating in Gainesville.

Since our campus is adjacent to the Medical Center, please be particularly cautious and aware of your surroundings when walking around campus, especially at night. If you see any suspicious persons, you are advised to walk in the other direction, and when safe to do so, call Campus Security (770-534-6202 or 1234 from campus phones) or the Gainesville Police (911) to report your suspicions. As always, be vigilant, walk with another person whenever possible particularly after dark, avoid dark, secluded areas, and do not leave valuables in your automobile unless locked in your trunk.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Campus Security for further information.