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Crime Prevention Tips

It is important to be aware that a crime can occur, anticipating the location, time, and taking action to reduce the chance of it happening. Crime prevention is key to stopping the ability and opportunity for a criminal. The use of instinct, knowledge, common sense and awareness can make you a tough target.

Three Basic Rules

  • Stay Alert
  • Keep your mind on your surroundings, who is in front of you and who is behind you. Don't get distracted.
  • Walk purposefully, stand tall, and make eye contact with people around you.
  • TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If you feel uncomfortable in a situation, leave.

Blue Light Phones

  • Familiarize yourself with the locations of the "Blue Light Phones" on campus.
  • Don't hesitate to use one if you believe you are possibly in danger.
  • The phones ring directly into the University Police Department and a code shows which campus phone is activated.
  • An Officer is dispatched to assist and check the area.
  • Use foyer phones in the entryways of buildings to alert University Police to problems.