Our police officers are dedicated to protecting your property and ensuring a safe environment at San Jacinto College. But we’d like to offer some suggestions – things you can do that will help you avoid becoming a victim.
- Don’t leave purses, briefcases or other belongings unattended.
- Make a record of the serial numbers of all personal property.
- Use the lockers in the gym, along with a good lock.
- Avoid walking alone and stay away from dark streets.
- Avoid short cuts through deserted areas. If you think you’re being followed, walk toward more crowded areas.
- Try not to carry a purse, or at least carry it securely under your arm. Never enter into a tug-of-war if a thief grabs your purse. Let it go.
- When studying or working late keep the classroom or office door locked. Notify police when leaving if you’d like an escort.
- Report suspicious people or circumstances to the Campus Police.
- Keep your automobile locked at all times. Never leave the keys in it, and keep valuables in the trunk.
- Park in well lit areas.
- Use the buddy system when walking in parking areas.
- Have your key in hand before you approach the vehicle.
- If you are being followed, do not go home. Flash your lights, sound your horn and drive to the nearest police or fire station.
- If you break down or run out of gas, turn on the emergency flashers. Move the car to the shoulder or median. Get out, raise the hood, then get back into the car and lock the doors. Roll the windows up, leaving enough space for ventilation, but not enough for someone to reach inside.