Walking

Public Safety is Moving

On Wednesday, March 27th, the Public Safety business office in the University Services building will close.

Public Safety patrol will remain active and available through our move. Please call Public Safety at 206.296.5990.

On Monday, April 1, the DPS office will re-open in their new space in the 1313 Columbia Building (CLMB), room 002.

When Walking Alone...

  • Keep your keys in hand when moving about campus.
  • Carry a noise-making device.
  • Do not jog alone, especially at night, even in populated areas with streetlights. Since most people will be indoors, help could be delayed if you are in trouble.
  • Be alert, observant, and aware of your surroundings and people around you.
  • Dress in clothes and shoes that will allow you to move quickly. Tuck gold chains and other jewelry that might attract a criminal's attention inside your clothing.
  • Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas. If you are followed or see suspicious activity, move to a lighted building or area and raise a commotion. Dial 911 or activate an alarm box to summon emergency aid.
  • Avoid walking alone at night. Request an escort from Public Safety (296-5990) or have a friend escort you both ways.
  • Never hitchhike.
  • Be aware of the emergency phone locations on campus.
  • Walk in the center of the sidewalk, away from building doorways, hedges, and parked cars.
  • If a stranger tries to engage you in conversation, use discretion before stopping to talk. It is a good idea to say you are in a hurry to meet someone.
  • Walk on the side of the street facing oncoming traffic. If a car pulls next to you going the same way, reverse your direction.
  • If you carry a purse, briefcase, etc., keep only a small amount of cash in it. If possible, do not carry a purse.
  • Carry your keys, identification, and anything else of value on your person.