Whether you’re familiar with Napoleon Dynamite or not, Chief Ronnell Higgins and the Yale Police Department have some practical and simple public safety tips for the start of the new academic year. Watch a sweet video and learn more about how to keep you and your sweet stuff safer:
Okay, just to review…
– Pay attention, don’t be distracted. This sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how often this advice is ignored. Quite a number of crimes we see involve people who were talking, texting or listening to music while walking, and generally unaware of their surroundings.
– Cell phones and other digital devices that are visible are top targets for thieves. Set the “find my phone” apps if you have an iPhone.
– Don’t display cash or your cell phone on the street.
– Lock your room or apartment doors. Again, you’d be surprised how often we hear that a laptop has been stolen after someone left their door unlocked for “just a minute.”
– Lock your bike!
– Don’t leave valuables unattended, even for a minute.
– Don’t walk alone at night, and you may also call for a security escort or ride at night on campus: call 203-432-6330.
– Become familiar with the shuttle routes, blue phone locations, night-time safe rides, Bulldog Mobile app and other safety services.