Prevention involves everyone. Please do your part by taking advantage of the security services offered on campus, and by making a conscientious effort to practice basic crime prevention strategies in your workplace.
In today’s society, crime is everywhere. A crime can occur at any time or place. A criminal can be any age or size, and either well-dressed or unkempt. It makes no difference. Anyone can become a victim. Therefore, we all must be personally accountable for learning and practising crime prevention strategies.
Report crimes when you witness them.
Our employees and students are the eyes and ears of the Security Department, and together we can make our campuses a secure environment.
Report any crime or suspicion of crime right away—don’t assume someone else has already reported it. First call the appropriate Security Communications Center.
If you become a robbery victim:
Always remember to stay calm, listen and observe intently, do not resist and report the crime as soon as possible. Don’t resist. Give up your property; don’t give up your life.
Do not volunteer any information or do anything other than what the robber asks. Listen carefully and pay attention to the robber’s appearance and demeanor.
One of the most important things to do if you are being robbed is to do as you are told and try to observe:
If a vehicle is involved, try to get the make, color, and license plate number; Commit as much about the robber’s appearance as you can to memory: sex, race, age, height, weight, hair colour, scars, tattoos, and clothing.
Public Transportation: Those who engage in crime are always searching for a soft or easy target. The easiest method to foil their attempts is to practice good, common sense crime prevention habits.
If someone harasses you on a bus or subway, do not be embarrassed to loudly say “Leave me alone!”
Watch who exits with you. If you feel uneasy, walk directly to a place where there are other people.
If something or someone at your intended stop raises your concern about personal safety, wait until the next stop to get off.
Staying safe while walking:
Try to travel in pairs; this reduces your chances of becoming the victim of a street crime.
Carry a personal alarm
Plan the safest route to your destination and use it.
Also make someone else aware of the route you’ll be taking.
Stay on well-lit, well-traveled streets.
Walk halfway between curbs and buildings.
Stay away from alleys, entries, and bushes.
Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys.
Don’t flash large amounts of cash or other tempting targets like expensive jewelry or clothing.
Avoid using your cell phone or mp3 player while walking.
Suspects target phones and other items in plain view.
Do carry a cell phone in case of emergencies, but keep it concealed and in a place where you can get to it quickly.
Suspicious Activity: Always be aware of your surroundings, unusual persons, behavior or activity.
Everyone should have proper identification visibly displayed – either an I.D. badge or a guest pass.
Never allow unauthorized persons in through employee-only entrances or into restricted areas; kindly redirect them to a public entry way or area where they are permitted.
Always be observant of people who do not belong in the area and make a mental note of their physical description.
Report any suspicious persons or activity to security as soon as possible.