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12/11/2009

Holiday Shopping Security Tips

During the holiday season, the Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to take extra precautions to avoid becoming a victim of a crime.  Help Us, Help You to enjoy the holiday season.

  • Carry Small Amounts Of Cash
  • Carry Keys, Credit Cards And Cash Separate From Each Other
  • Use ATMs Located In High Traffic Areas – With Caution
  • Consolidate Packages Into Larger Bags – Keep Hands Free
  • Hold Your Handbag Close To Your Body – Keep It Zipped
  • Carry Your Wallet In Your Front Pocket
  • Avoid Conversations With Strangers
  • Park In Well Lit And Travelled Areas – Close To The Entrance Whenever Possible
  • Shop Early To Avoid The Crowds And Criminals
  • Keep An Eye On Children
  • Keep Valuables And Gifts Out Of Sight
  • Leave Stores Long Before Closing – Safety In Numbers
  • Stay Alert, Avoid Becoming Over Tired
  • Store Packages In The Trunk, But Move Your Car If You Are Going To Continue Shopping At The Same Location
  • Check Under And Around Your Vehicle As You Approach It, and Look Inside Before Entering
  • Do Not Be In Too Much Of A Hurry – Make Sure Your Credit Cards Are Returned And You Receive A Receipt
  • Shop Smartly On The Internet
    • Shop At Known Sites – Know Return And Privacy Policies
    • Update Your Computer From Viruses
    • Install A Firewall
    • Protect Your Wireless Connection At Home
    • Avoid Obvious Passwords
    • Use One Credit Card For Online Purchases, A Second For Stores
    • Be Smart, Be Safe, Do Not Be Spoofed

If you do become a victim of crime, you should report it immediately to the local police authorities and the Department of Public Safety at 215.596.7000, or e-mail DPS@usp.edu if the incident occurred on or near campus. The information you provide will assist us in providing a safe environment for the University community.

Be Safe At Home During The Holiday Season

During the holiday season, the Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to take extra precautions to avoid becoming a victim of a crime.  Help Us, Help You to enjoy the holiday season.

  • If Traveling, Have A Neighbor Or Family Member Check Your House Periodically
  • During Periods Of Extend Travel, Stop Mail And Paper Deliveries
  • Alarm Systems Are For Your Protection - Use Them!
  • Indoor And Outdoor Lights Should Be Placed On A Timer
  • Lock Doors And Windows At All Times
  • Never Give Out Confidential Numbers, Information Or Passwords
  • Question Any Strangers/Delivery Persons/Repair Persons And Ask For ID
  • Report Suspicious Activity To The Police
  • Keep An Eye On Children
  • Keep Valuables And Gifts Out Of Sight
  • Keep Your Personal Life Personal
  • Leave A Television Or Radio On So The House Looks And Sounds Occupied
  • Check Smoke Detectors And Replace Batteries
  • Review Home Evacuation Plans
  • Do Not Overload Electrical Circuits
  • Keep Flammable Items Away From Open Flames
  • Buy A Home Fire Extinguisher And Learn How To Use It

If you do become a victim of crime, you should report it immediately to the local police authorities and the Department of Public Safety at 215.596.7000, or e-mail DPS@usp.edu if the incident occurred on or near campus. The information you provide will assist us in providing a safe environment for the University community.

Office & Classroom Holiday Security Tips

During the holiday season, the Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to take extra precautions to avoid becoming a victim of a crime.  Help Us, Help You to enjoy the holiday season.

    • Secure Doors And Windows When Leaving The Office
    • Keep Valuables And Personal Items Under Lock And Key
    • Never Leave Money In Your Desk
    • Maintain Key Control Procedures
    • Never Give Out Confidential Numbers, Information Or Passwords
    • Know Your Coworkers And Question Any Strangers/Delivery Persons/Repair Persons
    • Adhere To All Access Control Procedures And Carry Your ID Card
    • Report Suspicious Activity And Incidents To The DPS
    • Report Broken Locks, Doors, And Windows
    • Keep Your Personal Life Personal
    • Be Cautious When Working Late - When Possible Travel With Others Or Use the Escort Services Provided By DPS

If you do become a victim of crime, you should report it immediately to the local police authorities and the Department of Public Safety at 215.596.7000, or e-mail DPS@usp.edu if the incident occurred on or near campus. The information you provide will assist us in providing a safe environment for the University community.