Public Safety Advisory Mar. 16, 2011
To: University Students
From: Mark Emoto, Interim Director of Public Safety
Date: March 16, 2011
Subject: Public Safety Advisory
In the University’s continuing efforts to keep you informed, the following information is being shared with University students.
Since March 1, 2011 five resident hall burglaries have been reported to Public Safety. The two most recent ones occurred on consecutive nights of March 13 and 14. In some of the burglaries suspects/s gained entry through open windows. In others, the room doors may have been unsecured. Items reported taken included laptop computers, iPods, purses, and money. In all five incidents, student residents were not in their rooms and no injuries were reported.
Public Safety and the Redlands Police Department are working in partnership to identify the persons responsible for these burglaries. Public Safety has already recovered some of the missing property.
Public Safety is:
- Providing high visibility patrols in and around the resident halls
- Following up on leads provided by campus community members
- Partnering with the Women’s Center in providing ongoing Personal Self-Defense and Safety classes for students
- Meeting with resident hall staff and students to discuss ways of keeping their resident halls safe.
Safety Reminders for Students
- When leaving your resident hall rooms, close and secure your windows and lock your doors even if for a short period of time
- Pull down window shades and blinds at night in residence hall rooms, even if your window is open
- Do not allow people you don’t know or recognize to follow you into your resident hall
- Carry your emergency whistle (which can be obtained free from Student Life)
- Immediately report any suspicious persons or activity to Public Safety. You can also call the Public Safety Tip Line to report anonymously – (909) 335-4030
- Know where the blue emergency phones are located throughout the campus
Our highest priority remains the safety of our campus community members. If you have any questions or information, contact Public Safety at (909) 748-8888 or ext. 8888 from on campus phones.