Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention and Campus Safety Tips

PERSONAL SAFETY STARTS with YOU!
  • Trust your instincts
  • Show confidence in yourself
  • Stay alert to your surroundings
THEFT PREVENTION:
  • NEVER leave personal items unattended or unsecured
CLEAN OUT YOUR PURSE or WALLET:
  • Limit credit cards / Try to only carry one credit card if possible
  • Do not carry your Social Security Card in your wallet or purse
  • Limit the amount of cash on your person
  • Make sure your keys are always easily accessible
ALWAYS HAVE THE CELL PHONE HANDY:
  • Make sure it is completely charged before going out
  • Have emergency numbers and contacts programmed into your phone
MAINTAIN AND CLEAN YOUR VEHICLE:
  • Clean inside and out - this will make your vehicle less vulnerable to criminals
  • Always place valuables and bought items in your trunk
  • Always maintain your vehicle (tire pressure, fluids, etc.)
  • Never leave vehicle parked in one area for a long period of time
RESIDENCE HALLS:
  • Never leave posted notes on your door.
  • Never leave your door or window unlocked or propped open.
  • Never invite someone into your dorm room unless you know them.
  • Never leave your valuables unsecured in your dorm room.
PARKING YOUR VEHICLE IN PARKING LOTS:
  • Strategically park your vehicle so it will be easy for you to find
  • Park your vehicle in a well-lit area at night
  • Lock all doors and roll windows up before exiting
  • Scan the area when exiting and entering your vehicle
  • Always walk with a purpose and with confidence; make eye-to-eye contact with anyone in close proximity; Never act lost!
  • Have keys in hand ready to open the door when approaching your vehicle
  • Try to have hands free from book bags, etc.
  • When you start your car lock the doors, and quickly exit the parking lot *Don't waste time sitting in your car while parked (ex. talking on the cell phone)
LATE NIGHT SHUTTLE SERVICE:
  • Students are able to request late night transportation between locations on the main campus, Discovery Park, Mean Green Village and Victory Hall
  • Call E-Ride Dispatch at 940-565-3014.
  • Hours available for call taking will be 9PM until 2AM 7 days a week
  • Service will be on-campus only for students with a valid student ID
  • Please visit the Parking & Transportation website: unt.edu/transit
WALKING ON CAMPUS:
  • Avoid isolated areas
  • Learn campus geography and routes
  • Dress sensibly - avoid flashy and expensive clothing/purses
  • Learn where the Emergency phones are located on campus
  • Use the buddy system (walking with others) when walking at night
WALKING in CROSSWALKS and INTERSECTIONS
  • Watch for each car as it approaches to ensure it stops (eye contact)
  • Take earphones or earplugs out of ears
  • Do not text while crossing the road
  • Get off the phone!
CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS @ 369-8477
  • Call if you see suspicious person(s), or activity
  • Call if you have witnessed a crime
  • You may remain anonymous
Sullivant Public Safety Center
1700 Wilshire Street Denton, Texas 76201-6572
(940) 565-3000

Emergency Dial “911”
Unt.edu/police