Crime Prevention Tips and Things to Think About
- Know the Public Safety EMERGENCY number – 911
- Did you lock your car this morning?
- Do you keep your purse under your desk or in an unlocked drawer?
- If an offer sounds too good to be true – it usually is.
- Protect your computer passwords. Do not leave passwords (or combinations) in desk drawers.
- Personal computers should be engraved and in many cases, secured.
- Nearly every theft from a dorm room is through an unlocked door.
- Always lock your door when the room is unoccupied or when you are sleeping.
- If you must remain in a building after hours, use the BUDDY SYSTEM when leaving.
- Call 657-2147 for an officer escort.
- Report lost or stolen ID or credit cards immediately.
- Make sure bikes are locked to an immoveable object with a good lock.
- Make a copy of your credit cards and drivers license to keep a safe place in case of loss.
- Warm coats are targets for thieves at the Clubs and Dining halls during winter months.
- Plan trips to ATM machines during daylight hours.
- At buy-back time, books are like cash. Do not leave text books unattended.
Three Simple Rules for Personal Safety
- Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Be aware and prepared.
- Stand tall and walk confidently, do not show fear. Do not look like a victim.
- Trust your instincts, if you do not feel comfortable in a place or situation, leave.