Crime Prevention Tips
Crime prevention is a high priority for Campus Security and the college.
The college maintains its buildings with a concern for safety and security. Campus Security, through patrols of its buildings, informs the college administration about potential safety and security hazards. Contact Campus Security with concerns of this nature.
Crime Prevention Tips
Follow these tips to help make this a safer campus:
- Use student lockers.
Take a load off. Rent a locker. $15 for 1 semester/$25 for 2 semesters/$30 for the year (Includes summer). Lockers are located on the second floor in the Spurk “C” building on the Haverhill campus and in the cafeteria on the Lawrence campus. Locks are provided. Please visit the Student Engagement Center if you are interested in renting a locker.
- Protect your valuables while taking public transportation.
When taking public transportation, take extra care in protecting your valuables. Keep them under close watch and never leave them out of your reach.
- Secure your bicycle.
Never leave your bicycle unsecured. Buy a good lock and use it. Bicycle racks are located outside of B and C-Buildings at the Haverhill campus and at the main entrance at the Lawrence campus.
- Observe, observe, observe.
Become familiar with your surroundings and take note of the location of telephones. Knowing where to access assistance quickly in an emergency is key to assuring your safety.
Automobile Security Tips
- Register your car with Campus Security.
Parking stickers are issued free of charge from Campus Security at the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses. By registering your car on campus, Campus Security will be able to locate you in class should there be an emergency involving your car while it is parked on campus property.
- Secure your car and its contents.
Always keep your car doors locked, both when you are traveling and when it is parked. Always keep valuable items out of view or locked in the trunk. Leaving stereo equipment, tapes, discs, wallets, radar detectors or other such items invite a break in, which may result in damage and loss.
- When going to your car …
Always try to walk with other people or when other people are nearby. Walk with your keys in your hand and be ready to unlock your car. Get in and lock it right away. Always check your back seat before getting into the car and when appropriate wait for others to start their cars before driving off.
- Be aware of vehicles behind you when traveling.
If someone starts following you, drive to a police or fire station, a busy gas station or store, and ask for assistance in calling the police. Stay calm so you can describe the person and automobile to the police. Always try to record the license plate number.
Personal Safety Tips
- Walk with other students.
Whenever possible, do not walk alone. In addition, there are usually other students and staff who are going into and out of the parking lots and other campus buildings who would welcome you walking with them. Always walk in well-lighted areas.
- Carpool only with people you know.
Never accept a ride from a stranger.
- Record a description of suspicious persons.
If you see suspicious activity, do not intervene. Record a description of the person involved and the location and report it to Campus Security immediately.
- Escape is your primary objective.
If you become involved in a dangerous situation, do not attempt a physical confrontation if escape is possible. Go to the nearest phone and call Security.