Crime Prevention Update Sep 03 2014

By | September 9, 2014

Happy September! That means one thing- National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Keep an eye out for emails for upcoming events. In the meantime, here are a few things to pass along from the Department:

  • As many of you have noticed, there have been community notifications sent out from the Department recently regarding incidents that have occurred near campus. In your travels, please consider the following risk reduction strategies:
    • Avoid walking alone; it is best to walk in pairs or with a group.
    • Always be aware of your surroundings. Listening to music through headphones or looking down at a cell phone can impede your ability to be alert.
    • Walk on well-lit paths in heavily traveled routes. Using dark and isolated areas make you a more vulnerable target.
    • Use your resources! Public Safety provides safety escorts on campus 24/7. In addition, the Cougar Shuttle is available 7 days a week from 11pm-3am.
    • On September 26th, the Student Government Association will be hosting the annual bike auction. The bike auction will be held at the Stern Center from 10am-3pm. Representatives from Public Safety will be on scene to register bicycles.
    • As part of September’s National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Public Safety will be hosting several town hall meetings for the campus community. This is a great opportunity to meet your Public Safety officers, ask questions, and share suggestions, comments, and concerns. As always, I encourage you to actively participate in safety and security around campus, so I anticipate a good turnout! All sessions will be held in Stern Center room 206. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Below are the date and times for the town hall meetings:
      • 9/09/14 3:30pm Student session
      • 9/17/14 12pm Faculty session
      • 9/23/14 2:30pm Staff session
    • Be social with us! If you have not already, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for departmental news, upcoming events, and other important information.  If you are having trouble accessing our pages, please make sure you are signed into your social media account.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Never leave your items unattended. Whether you are at a restaurant, the library, or any public place, keep your items with you or have a trusted friend keep an eye on them. It only takes seconds for a theft to occur.

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