General Safety Precautions

 

You can keep yourself, your home, your car, your classroom and office safe by incorporating safe behavior into your daily routine.

SEE SOMETHING?  SAY SOMETHING!  If you see anything suspicious, report it to Campus Safety immediately.  Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of the person(s), clothing, direction of travel and any associated vehicle, bicycle or other method of transportation.  Help keep you and your fellow students safe by being alert.

At Home

  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Don't prop outside doors open
  • Lock your door, even if you're just going down the hall for a minute
  • Don't let strangers into your building, even if they look harmless
  • Report any suspicious people or activities to Campus Safety & SCPD immediately
  • Lock your windows and block sliding doors with a pole placed in the bottom track
  • Record serial numbers and keep photos or descriptions of your valuables
  • If you receive an obscene phone call, hang up. If the calls continue, report them to Campus Safety

Out and About

  • There really is safety in numbers, so always go places with a friend
  • Look confident when you walk and keep a firm grip on your bookbag, purse or briefcase
  • Avoid dark streets
  • Avoid using ATM machines at night; plan ahead and do your transactions during the day
  • Walk near the curb and avoid passing close to shrubs, dark doorways and other hiding places
  • Pay attention to your surroundings; don't become lost in thought
  • Carry your keys in your hand so you can quickly get in your car/home
  • Always carry enough change for a phone call
  • If you suspect trouble, leave the area immediately
  • If you're being intimidated, yell "Fire!" (But not in a place that may cause a panic; theater, etc.) It's more effective than yelling, "Help"
  • Jog on the track instead of on city streets, and take a friend with you
  • License your bicycle at Campus Safety or SCFD and have your drivers license number engraved on your bike frame and wheel rims

In the Car

  • Keep windows rolled up and doors locked
  • Keep possessions out of sight (in the trunk)
  • Check around and inside your car before you get in
  • If your car breaks down, tie a white flag to the antenna and wait for help
  • Never go with a stranger who offers help. Instead, ask them to call your home or someone you trust
  • Park in an area that is well lit
  • Never pick up strangers
  • Don't allow another vehicle to force you off the road; drive to a busy location, a police station or Campus Safety if you need help

Crime Prevention Links

  • SCU Campus Safety Facebook » Info
  • National Crime Prevention Council »Info
  • Santa Clara Police Department »Info
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department »Info
  • San Jose State University Police Department »Info
  • San Jose Police Department »Info

 

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