Police Department

Safety Tips

  • Always close and lock the door to your room when you leave or are sleeping. Know who is at the door before you open it.

  • Take care of your keys: don't give anyone the chance to duplicate them, don't leave them out in the open, and don't give them to anyone.

  • Don't leave valuables such as money, credit cards, or jewelry out in the open. This goes for computers, cell phones, and video game systems as well.

  • Be sure to set a password on your computer and cell phone. If you own a smartphone, download some sort of locator app so you can find and or deactivate your cell phone remotely.

  • Hang up immediately on any obscene or harassing phone calls. Save obscene or harassing text messages and e-mails. Do not respond to the attacker(s). Report them to the Police Department immediately and include the offensive material.

  • In public, act calmly and confidently. Know where you are going and how to get there. Stand tall, walk purposefully, and make eye contact with people around you.

  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.

  • Look out for others. Report any and all suspicious activity and crime to the Police Department immediately.

  • When you purchase your books for the semester, save the receipt and place some identifying information inside the books in case they are lost or stolen.