Safety Tips

  • Report all crimes to the Police immediately: Call the University Police at (631) 632-3333 or use an emergency "Blue Light" phone.
  • Do not walk alone at night, especially in poorly lighted areas.
  • Do not hitchhike, pick up hitchhikers, or accept rides from strangers.
  • If a car approaches and you feel threatened, run in the opposite direction in which the car is traveling so that the vehicle will have to turn around to pursue.
  • Have your key in your hand and ready to unlock the door of your house, apartment, or dormitory.
  • When getting off a bus or exiting a building, look around and assess your environment. Check for anyone following you. If you think you are being followed, cross the street, run, change your direction of travel, or run to a well-lighted residence, business, or public place.
  • Keep doors locked while driving - someone could enter your car while it is stopped in traffic.
  • Lock your car when you leave it and check the interior when you return prior to entering.
  • Have your keys in hand when you approach your car.
  • If followed, drive to a public place, police station, or firehouse. Do not go home - you do not want the suspect to know where you live.
  • Do not pull over when flagged down by strangers.
  • If your car becomes disabled, keep the doors locked and windows rolled up. If someone approaches, remain in your vehicle and without unlocking the doors or lowering the windows, tell them to call the police. Remain in your vehicle until the police arrive.