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Dear Howard University Community,

We are writing to make you aware that the District of Columbia is expected to increase local police presence in light of protests that may occur due to the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.
The Howard University Department of Public Safety (HUDPS) is actively monitoring the situation and will keep you informed of any developments as we communicate with law enforcement officers.

Important Reminders:

1. Stay Informed: Continuously monitor your BisonSAFE app, the Howard University website, your email, and local news for updates.  

2. Remain Vigilant: Be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately.
3. Follow Instructions: If you receive instructions from law enforcement or emergency services, please comply without hesitation.
4. Emergency Contacts: Make sure you have important emergency contact numbers saved and readily accessible.
5. Travel Safely: If possible, avoid non-essential travel and crowded areas during this time.
6. Stay Connected: Stay connected with family, friends, and neighbors to ensure everyone's well-being.
7. HUDPS Updates: Keep an eye out for official updates from HUDPS through your email and other communication channels. 
Please stay BisonSAFE and be informed, and take all necessary precautions to ensure your well-being.
In Truth and Service,

Marcus Lyles
Executive Director and Chief of Police
Howard University Department of Public Safety