UMD Police safety tips

SUBMITTED BY UMD Police Department The UMDPD gives advice on how to stay safe on and off campus.

  1. Show a confident attitude and be alert and aware of your surroundings. Follow common sense safety precautions at all times. Have cell phone and keys at the ready.
  2. Avoid walking alone at night. Walk with a group or utilize Safe Walk (726-6100)
  3. Always use crosswalks and pedestrian crossing signals to cross streets.
  4. Always keep your doors locked. Never prop open doors--this is an invitation for trespassers.
  5. Never let other people use your keys or building access cards.
  6. Immediately report all maintenance problems, such as broken locks and windows.
  7. Never allow people to “piggy back” or enter buildings after you gain access.
  8. Identify all valuables, and record serial numbers for all computers, bicycles and other valuable property.
  9. Always use secure locks on lockers and bicycles (U-Locks).
  10. Always remove valuable items from your parked vehicles.
  11. Never leave your personal items (computers, books, electronic, etc.) unattended.
  12. Report all suspicious activity to University Police by calling 911.

If you are a crime victim, report the crime to the police as soon as possible. Detailed descriptions of the suspects are invaluable to police officers and investigators, as are details such as license plate numbers or types of vehicles.

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