Campus Safety Tips
- Did you lock your car this morning?
- Do you keep your purse under your desk or in an unlocked drawer?
- If an offer sounds too good to be true- it usually is.
- Information on crime prevention seminars is available by calling (410) 651-6590 or on campus at x6590.
- Protect your computer passwords. See UMES IT Support. Don’t leave passwords in desk drawers.
- Personal computers should be engraved and in many cases, secured. Contact Crime Prevention Office for details. (410) 651-6590.
- Nearly every theft from a dorm room is through an unlocked door.
- Always Lock Your Door when the room is unoccupied or when you are sleep.
- If you must remain in a building after hours, try to make sure someone is with you when you leave.
- Call 6590 for an escort.
- Report lost or stolen ID or credit cards.
- Never leave valuables unattended while in class or P.E.
- Lock Your Locker, even when unattended for only a few minutes.
- Engrave valuables; VCRs, stereos, cameras, etc. in the home, dorm and office. Contact us for inventory of property
- Always lock doors and ground floor windows. Never leave unlocked.
- Report suspicious activity immediately to campus police (410) 651-6590.
- Make sure bikes are locked to an immoveable object with a good lock, not free standing.
- Make a copy of your credit cards and drivers license to keep a safe place in case of loss.
- Plan trips to ATM machines during daylight hours, if you have to go at night take a friend with you.
- At buy- back time, books are like cash. Don’t leave text books unattended.
Three Simple Rules for Personal Safety
- Stay alert. Be aware and prepared.
- Never give a suspect the opportunity, stay in lighted areas.
- Trust your instincts, if you don’t feel comfortable in a place or situation, and you feel that you are at risk; contact police at (410) 651-6590 or 911
Department of Public Safety
University of Maryland Eastern Shore