Crime Prevention Tips
"We encourage all employees and students to increase their awareness of their surroundings and report anything unusual to the University Police Department."
- Former Police Chief Johnson Link
Safety when walking
- Avoid walking alone at night. Call Tiger Transit at 656-3333 to arrange for a ride from an escort van between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.
- Stay in well-lit, populated areas.
- If you are confronted by an attacker, scream loudly and try to run to a safe area.
- If you feel threatened use the blue light emergency phones located around campus or call 911 from a cell phone.
Protecting you and your vehicle
- Have your keys ready before you reach your car so you can open the door quickly.
- Look in, around and under your car before you get in.
- Do not assist occupants of disabled vehicles. Continue driving and call on your cell phone or find a nearby phone to call 911 to report the disabled vehicle.
- If your car breaks down, raise the hood, lock yourself in the car and call 911 or private vehicle assistance, if possible. If someone stops to help, stay in your locked car and open your window a crack to talk.
- Always lock your car.
- If you can't take all your valuables from your car, lock them out of sight in the trunk or glove compartment.
- Never leave your windows cracked or your convertible top down.
In your office or residence hall
- Lock up our valuables even if you are just going to be gone a few minutes.
- When entering a secure area, don't let anyone "tailgate" in behind you. Make them show their ID if you don't know them.
- Keep all or your personal information secure (home address, Social Security number, access PINs).
- Don't leave your desk or office keys, personal identification or building-access cards in unsecured areas.
- Call police to report suspicious people or activities.
Protecting your valuables
- Don’t leave your cell phone, laptop, purse or wallet unattended when you’re at the library or in another public area.
- Register your valuables with the Clemson University Police Department to help you get them back if they are lost or stolen.
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