CAMPSEC: Say Something
Attending college is often associated with making a lot of difficult decisions.
And we understand hard decisions like “how do I fit in” can be overwhelming. The pressure associated with “fitting in” and making new friends can be mind boggling and distract our attention from every day routines. We, as Security Professionals see many incidents that befuddle us because we spend a lot of time lecturing our communities, distributing lectures, hosting lectures with NYPD Operations, that all focus on keeping our communities aware; yet, we continue to hear horror stories such as:
- “My wallet was stolen while on the subway on my way home.”
- “I was followed by a stranger while traveling to my campus.”
- An increase in violent crimes, such as “slashing” that have been reported on our city streets lead us to remind you of the following safety tips:
- It only takes a second for a crime to be committed, so please be mindful of your
- Try not to display money, jewelry or electronic devices in public, and don’t leave your personal property unattended.
- If you are taking the subway:
- Wait near the station booth or near off hours waiting areas.
- Ride the conductors’ car when traveling late at night
- Always wait behind the yellow line away from the edge
- Don’t sleep on the train.
- Always be attentive while walking in the street:
- Try to walk with a friend
- If you feel someone is following you, go into a public store and ask for help.
Remember that Security professionals on our campuses and law enforcement in our communities cannot be everywhere and we depend on you to be our eyes and ears!