Public Safety Advisory- Mar. 31, 2011
To: University Students
From: Mark Emoto, Interim Director of Public Safety
Date: March 31, 2011
Subject: Public Safety Advisory Update
In the University’s continuing efforts to keep you informed, the following information is being shared with University students.
Since the start of the 2010-2011 school year, there have been 16 reported burglaries or attempted burglaries in residence halls. Eight of these occurred during the month of March. In all 16 cases there were no signs of forced entry. Suspect(s) entered through unlocked doors or open windows. In some of these burglaries, students were asleep in their rooms. Most of these burglaries might have been prevented if doors and windows had been locked and secured.
Public Safety, Student Life, and the Redlands Police Department are working together 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 residence 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 residence hall rooms, close and secure your windows and lock your doors even if you are away for a short period of time
- Lock your doors when you are asleep
- When you are in your room, 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 residence hall
- Have records of the make, model and serial numbers of your valuables such as laptops, iPods, cameras, video game stations, etc.
- 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.