Public Safety Tips


Robbery Prevention Tips

  • Call the Public Safety office for an on campus escort, especially from dusk to dawn.
  • The buddy system works best. Less likely to be targeted. If something does happen you have a better chance of getting help.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid taking short cuts through isolated areas.
  • Avoid dark corners, alleys and entrances to buildings. Crooks don't like to strike where eyewitnesses can provide the police with a detailed account.
  • Plan ahead so that IF you must walk alone, choose, open, well-lit, and well traveled areas.
  • Leave your purse at home if possible. If you must carry one, carry the smallest one you have, hold it firmly, close to your body. Purse snatchers prefer to grab you from behind.
  • When fleeing from danger, alert others by yelling "Fire...Fire...Fire!"
  • Be aware of Campus Emergency Call Box locations.

What to do during an armed-robbery

  • Try to stay calm. Don't make any sudden movements to upset the robber.
  • Do exactly as you are told. DO NOT RESIST!
  • If you have to move or reach, tell the robber what you are going to do and why.
  • Ty to get a good look at the robber so you can describe him later.
  • Don't be a hero. It's better to lose your money that your life.
  • Give the robber time to leave.
  • Note his direction of travel when he leaves.
  • Try to get a description of travel when he leaves.
  • Try to get a description of his vehicle ONLY if you can do so without exposing yourself to harm.
  • Tell the robber about anything that might surprise him, such as someone who is expected to arrive soon.

Other Info:

CCBC Public Safety 443-840-1111

CCBC Catonsville:Building College Services Center - Room 201
CCBC Dundalk:Building College Community Center - Room 124
CCBC Essex:Building Student Services Center - Room 003

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