Crime Prevention Tips

A hand holding a car key  

Contacting Assistance

Important numbers that should be added to your cell phone:

Campus Phone
La Plata Campus (301) 934-7888 or x7909
Leonardtown Campus (240) 925-8849 or x5333
Prince Frederick Campus (240) 682-9190 or x6033

Local police (Non-Emergency Number):

Emergency
9-1-1

When calling for assistance be sure to give the following information:

  1. Give your name
  2. Specify Location (including address, landmarks, room numbers)
  3. Account of Situation

Back to the top

 

Protecting Possessions

The Facts

Most campus crimes are Crimes of Opportunity. This means most crimes are also preventable²
Most crimes happen during the day²
80% of campus crimes are committed by members of the college community²

Preventative Measures

It only takes a matter of seconds for someone to steal a purse/bag/laptop or other materials left unattended so:

If you must bring it:

Back to the top

 

Office Safety

Preventative Measures

Back to the top

 

Protecting Your Person

The Facts

Preventative Measures

Note your surroundings²

Back to the top

 

In and Around Your Car

A car door with a lock

The Basics

Special Situations

If you see another driver stopped on the side of the road:

If you think you are being followed:

Back to the top

 

Protecting Your Identity

On Public Computers & ATMs

Use Discretion and Net-etiquette.

Tips for Social Networking Sites

Do not post your:

Do not:

Remember...

Photos live forever on the internet.

On the Phone

On Paper

Back to the top

 

Travel Tips

A stairwell in the Prince Frederick Campus at CSM

Before Leaving

At the Airport

In the Security Line

Upon Arrival

At the hotel:

In the city:

Back to the top

 

References

Back to the top

 

« Public Safety Home

Feedback