Posted February 9, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Police Department
Crime-prevention, awareness messages to blanket campus
The fact that Georgia Tech is located in a thriving urban area offers many exciting opportunities. Conversely, our urban location also presents challenges when it comes to personal safety and security of our valuables.
To help the community learn more about personal safety, Georgia Tech held Campus Safety Day today, Thursday, February 11. During this time, the Institute provided messages blanketing campus about steps that students can take to stay safe.
You can review additional crime prevention and awareness information at the Georgia Tech Police Department Web site.
Top 10 Ways to Avoid Being a Victim of Crime
- Avoid leaving valuables (laptops, iPods, etc.) unattended.
- Always lock your car and keep valuables in your trunk.
- Always lock your doors and windows.
- Don't walk alone after dark.
- Ride the Stingerette when studying or working late at night.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Report suspicious activity or concerns to the Georgia Tech Police Department.
- Avoid off-campus crime hot spots.
- Trust your instincts—leave if you feel uncomfortable in a setting.
- Add the Georgia Tech Police phone number, 404-894-2500, to your list of contacts.