September 27, 2021

Campus Crime Advisories are issued to warn of possible dangerous conditions on or near the Illinois State University campus.  For a complete listing of Crime Advisories, including full suspect descriptions if available, and the Daily Crime Log of the Illinois State University Police go to the Illinois State University Police website at


On 9/27/21 at approximately 5:00 PM Normal Police responded to the report of shots fired near an apartment complex located at 710 W. Orlando Ave.  The shots were also reported to be heard in the area of 700 N. Adelaide St. where 3 juveniles were last seen running away in a northwest direction. 

This is an ongoing Normal Police investigation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Normal Police Department at (309) 454-9535.

Whether you live on or off-campus, we are focused on the safety of our entire Redbird family.  We care about you and your safety, and are committed to ensuring a safe campus environment in which all members of our community can learn and thrive.  It is with your safety in mind that we share the following crime prevention tips with you.


-Use Redbird Safe Walk (309-438 WALK) or the Safe Redbirds App for walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

-Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything, which can distract you, including the excessive consumption of alcohol.

-Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.

-Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well-lighted, busy pathways and streets.

-If someone is bothering or harassing you, tell the person in a loud voice to STAY AWAY.

-Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 with a suspect description.

-If you are a victim or witness, call the police immediately and try to remember as many details as possible.

-Call police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.