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Holiday Safety Tips

As the Holiday Season approaches, the Department of Public Safety would like to share some holiday crime prevention tips with you.

  • Be sure to lock your doors and windows when leaving your room, apartment or home even for brief periods.
  • Always secure your valuables and never leave items such as pocketbooks, wallets, keys, cell phones etc. unattended even for brief periods of time.
  • Do not display holiday gifts where they can be seen from windows, doorways or openly viewable areas.
  • Be cautious of strangers soliciting for charitable donations. Ask for identification, how the donated funds will be used, etc.
  • When you go out for the evening be sure to turn on the lights and a radio or television so your residence appears to be occupied.
  • Don't leave boxes from TVs, VCRs, Computers, etc. out at the curb for trash pick up. Break them down.
  • Record all serial numbers or mark valuables with an identification number.
  • Carry your purse under your arm with the flap turned into your body.
  • Park in well lit areas. Be aware of your surroundings.

If you have any non-emergency questions related to this Safety Advisory, please feel free to call Public Safety at ext. 1078. If you have any health-related questions, call Brooklyn Student Health Services at ext. 6450.