University Police share risk-reduction tips for summer
Western Washington University wants you to stay happy, healthy, and safe this summer. Safety is a community effort, so we’re sharing some tips and resources from University Police to help reduce your risk this summer.
In case of emergency, dial 911 or (360) 650-3911 for Campus Police dispatch.
10 tips for risk reduction
- Most crime is committed because of opportunity, so the best prevention is to eliminate opportunities.
- Whether you’re living on or off campus, keep your residence doors locked, including dorm rooms.
- Limit or restrict access to your living area.
- If you park on or near Western’s campus, do not leave valuables in your car.
- Report suspicious persons or activities when you see them; do not wait. You can call Campus Police dispatch at 360-650-3911.
- Report safety hazards, unsafe lighting, and defective equipment. Consider downloading Western’s free LiveSafe app, where you can contact emergency responders and report hazards and concerning behavior on campus.
- Avoid walking alone at night. If you need to go out alone, let people know where you are going. You can use the LiveSafe SafeWalk feature, which allows users to invite friends to virtually walk them to a destination by following their progress on a map.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Know where you are, where you are going and what to expect when you get there.
- Don’t leave your beverage unattended at gatherings or bars.
- Do not go somewhere alone with someone you just met.