Safe Walk Program and 安全提示 for the Western Community
- Walk in pairs or groups,being aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Use the Safe Walk program provided by Campus 安全服务. Please call 970.209.1020 for escorts.
- Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back.
- Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones at a high volume.
- Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys and parking lots.
- If you plan to drink, do so in moderation to avoid putting yourself in a position of increased risk.
- Do not respond to strangers' attempts at conversation.
- Keep your purse pressed securely to your body to deter possible thefts.
- Have your door or car keys ready so you don't have to dig for them in a purse or backpack.
- Walk purposefully to project a no-nonsense image.
- Do not carry valuables or a lot of cash unless it can't be avoided. Charge cards are more reliable; only know the PIN.
- Trust your instincts. Stay away from a person or area that makes you uneasy.
- Walk on the sidewalk. Avoid bushes, doorways, and alleyways where people can hide.
- Do not use an iPod or any other MP3 player. This eliminates hearing as a self-defense mechanism.
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- Keep your cell phone close at hand. If any emergency arises, you will have easier access to it.
In your room, home, or apartment:
- Always lock your door when nobody is there or when you're home alone, even if it is only for a short period of time.
- Know your neighbors.
- Do not leave keys hidden outside; thieves will find them. Instead, make sure everyone who needs a key has their own copy.
- Do not put your address on your key ring.
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- Make sure the lights work around all entrances.
- Do not leave messages on your door indicating that you are gone and when you will return.
- Do not leave money in your room. Instead, open a checking or savings account.
- Report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood; stop theft before it starts.
- If someone comes to your door asking to make a phone call, offer to make the phone call yourself instead.
- When in an elevator, stay as close to the control board as possible so you can get off as soon as possible if you need to.
- If you are unsure of the people in an elevator, wait for the next available one.
- Avoid confrontations with prowlers or burglars. If approached, give up your property.