University Police

Emergency Procedures

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.
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