Crime Prevention Tips

Crime Prevention Tips

The Saint Augustine’s University Campus Police Department (SAUCPD) is committed to protecting life and property of the University and its members. The responsibility of protecting property while on campus is shared among students, faculty and staff. The SAUCPD suggests Saint Augustine’s University community members follow these crime prevention tips to reduce and/or eliminate the chance of becoming a victim.

1Secure your residence hall room at all times to prevent access to your personal valuables by intruders.

2Follow university and resident hall policies and log in any guests you have visiting the campus at the information center and at the front desk of residence hall.

3Take pictures of electronics (laptops, televisions, radios, etc.) as well as take pictures and document the serial number and model of electronics to aid in their recovery.

4Don’t leave personal valuable unattended. While studying in the Prezell R. Robinson Library or other public areas, keep your valuables within reach.

5DON’T WALK ALONE. Saint Augustine’s University students frequent several local businesses that operate late at night. The SAUCPD patrols neighboring city streets but still advises students to walk in groups of three or more to deter criminals. Students are also welcome to request an on campus walking escort from Campus Police and Security.

6Lock your vehicles and keep any valuables left in the vehicle out of sight. Also, remove any mounts you may have for GPS devices and place them in the glove box or under your seat.

7Do not place objects in doorways to brace them open. All university members are supplied with a key or FalconCard to access their respective residence hall. Leaving doors braced open allows for unauthorized persons to access student and university property creating damage or theft.