Assault Prevention Tips

  • If possible, don’t walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can—there is always safety in numbers.
  • Use Safe Walk. Call 494-SAFE
  • Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return. That way, the police can be notified as quickly as possible if there is a problem.
  • Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas, and other short-cuts or secluded areas. They are usually not  well-lit or heavily traveled.
  • Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. Walk close to the curb, avoiding doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places.
  • Be aware of blue light emergency telephones. They are a direct line to assistance.
  • Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don’t stop to talk to  strangers.
  • Wear clothing and shoes that give you freedom of movement. And don’t burden yourself with too many packages or items.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don’t turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.
  • Never hitchhike or accept rides from strangers.
  • Report any suspicious activity or person immediately to the  Metropolitan Police Department at 9-1-1
  • Before entering your vehicle, check for offenders hiding in the back seat or on the floor.
  • When driving, always park in well-lit places and lock your doors.
  • If harassed or assaulted, scream and attempt to run for safety.
  • Know your neighborhood. Identify police and fire stations, libraries, emergency telephones – as well as the hours of operation of local stores and restaurants.

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Safety Contacts

EMERGENCIES
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PURDUE POLICE
www.purdue.edu/police/
Phone: 765-494-8221

PURDUE FIRE
www.purdue.edu/fire/
Phone: 765-494-6919

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
www.purdue.edu/emergency_preparedness/
To report a safety hazard:
ehps@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-0446

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY
www.purdue.edu/ehps
Carol Shelby, Senior Director
(765) 494-7504
cshelby@purdue.edu

PURDUE RADIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
www.purdue.edu/rem/
Phone: 765-494-6371

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