Campus Police

Campus Safety Tips

Be alert and don’t take your safety for granted

Your safety depends mostly upon your own attitude and actions. Use common sense and do not place yourself in a location or situation where you may become a victim of crime. Remember that we are in an urban environment where almost anything can happen.

Report any suspicious activity or criminal act to campus police 214-887-5590

Campus Police officers are available 24 hours a day, sevens days a week. Feel free to use the call boxes that are located next to the police kiosk and in parking lot N1; the situation does not have to be an emergency. If anyone asks you for money, refer them to us; we have a list of local charities that we can give them.

Avoid certain activities at night

Try to avoid walking and jogging off campus, using ATMs and fueling your vehicles after dark.

Keep your room door locked at all times

Locking your door with your key, wherever you reside, is an effective way to reduce theft and enhance personal safety. Do not prop open exterior doors and close any doors you find propped open.

Do not lend your key or key card to anyone

Report a lost or stolen key to Campus Police and to the resident director immediately.

Report all security-related maintenance problems

Defective locks, doors, windows, lights and other unsafe conditions should be reported immediately to Campus Police.

Identify your valuables

Record your serial numbers and be sure to keep the numbers in a safe place. Don’t leave your laptops or other valuables unattended anywhere on campus because they could be stolen.

Park your cars in well-lit areas and keep them locked

Roll up your windows and lock all valuables in your trunk. Don’t leave any items inside the vehicle in plain sight, even if they don’t seem valuable to you.

Register your bicycles with campus police

We will issue a registration sticker to affix to your bicycle to deter theft and aid in recovery if it is stolen. We strongly recommend a U-style lock.

Be aware of campus crime trends

Information on campus crime is available from the Campus Police. Bulletins are issued when the circumstances warrant informing the campus of important crime related information.

Other Resources

How to avoid identity theft
Building Security
Parking Lot Security
Dept. of Homeland Security -- What to do in the event of a gunman on campus?