- Do not walk alone. Walking with one other person reduces your chances of being assaulted by 70%.
- Avoid walking through dark streets or alleys. The shortest route is not always the safest route. Avoid short cuts.
Pay attention to your surroundings. Do not walk while talking on the phone or with your I-pod in your ears. Listen and pay attention.
- Be aware of deserted laundry rooms, parking lots, etc., especially at night.
- Only walk or jog in well-lit, populated areas. Vary your route.
Shred documents that have personal information on them.
- Report broken locks, dead lights, overgrown shrubs, etc. to your landlord immediately in writing.
- Walk in the middle of a sidewalk to avoid people hiding in parked cars, bushes, or cars pulling up and abducting you.
- Ignore strangers who call out to you.
- Be aware of your body language. Walk confidently and briskly.
- Never hitchhike.
- Do not traverse unfamiliar neighborhoods.
- If you are being followed on foot, do not be afraid to cross the street or change direction. Enter a well-lit store or knock on a door and call the police. Join a group of people. Do not go home.
- If you are being followed in a car, turn around and walk the other way. Go down a one way street. Get the license and call the police.
- Always let a friend know where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Let people know when you arrive where you were headed.
- Have your keys out before you get to the door.
- If you are on campus and need assistance, go to one of the Blue Alert emergency phones to speak immediately with Campus Safety and Security.
- Stay sober and coherent. People under the influence of a substance are much more likely to be the victim of a serious crime or to victimize others.
For additional questions or concerns, please visit the Office of Campus Safety and Security or contact the New Rochelle Police Department at 914- 654-2300 or 911.