Posted February 10, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Police Department
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 Police Department sponsors Campus Safety Day on Friday, February 11.
“We want and need our students to understand that because we are located in an urban setting there are certain challenges that they face and precautions that they need to take,” noted Georgia Tech Chief of Police Teresa Crocker. “The purpose of this day is to raise the entire Georgia Tech community’s awareness of these personal safety and property security issues.”
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
- Avoid walking 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. When you feel uncomfortable in a setting, leave.
- Add the Georgia Tech Police phone number, 404-894-2500, to your list of contacts