Here are few suggestions on what you can do to prevent crimes in your area or being the victim of a crime:
IN YOUR OFFICE:
- Lock your valuables up even if you are just going down the hall. It takes a thief less than 10 seconds to enter a room and steal your property.
- When entering a secure area, do not let someone “tailgate” in behind you. Make them show their ID badge if you do not know them.
- Do not leave messages on your door indicating that you are away and when you will be back.
- Do not put your home address on your keys and do not leave your keys in a “special” hiding place in your office.
- Call Security or the Management Office to report any suspicious persons or activities.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Walk with confidence, not like a vacationer not knowing where they are going.
- Avoid walking alone at night. If you need an escort, call Security.
- If you encounter a suspicious person, try to put as much distance between yourself and him/her (i.e.: cross the street).
- Be aware of safe zones (i.e.: businesses, churches, and schools).