Faculty and Staff

Crime prevention and personal security reminders for the holiday closure

December 14, 2018

As we enter the 2018 holiday season, and with the upcoming university closure Dec. 25, 2018 - January 1, 2019, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with some crime prevention and personal security reminders to help ensure your work area is a less attractive target. Take simple precautions such as:

  1. Lock all office doors. 
  2. Secure all windows and close blinds/curtains, especially where valuable equipment could be visible from outside. 
  3. Turn off office lights and electronic equipment. 
  4. Secure all portable items (e.g. laptops, cash boxes) in locked cabinets, drawers and rooms. 
  5. Take home or lock up any valuable personal items. 
  6. Ensure office and cabinet keys are properly locked away and secured. 
  7. Protect your valuables. Homes, cars, and offices all become lucrative targets for thieves at this time of year. This is also a time to be especially cautious while using ATM cash machines.
  8. If you will be working on campus over the holidays, please consider your personal safety. Traveling in inclement weather and working in isolation are among the challenges faced during this time of year. Some roads and walkways may not be cleared of snow or ice, so please take care when travelling by any mode of transportation. When working alone on campus, call Campus Security and let them know what area you are working in and how long you anticipate being on site. This "Lone Worker" program operates throughout the year as well. 
  9. Make sure that you check the Road Report page before you head to campus. 
  10. If you notice any suspicious activity or individuals on campus, please contact Campus Security.

Campus Security is on duty 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season, and they are ready to assist you with your personal safety and security needs.