Crime Prevention

Facilities and Grounds Surveys

All potential security and safety hazards observed by Campus
Security Officers on patrol are promptly reported to the Maintenance
Division for corrective action. A designated Safety Officer is assigned
to all safety features on campus.

Information/Educational Programs

The Counselors, Campus Nurse, Peer to Peer office of COM-FSM,
provide information and activities relating to sexual assault,
violence, suicide, alcohol, drugs, family planning, etc. New students
and community members are provided with information relating to
criminal statistics and what type of safety precautions to take to
ensure their own personal safety and the safety of other members of the
community during orientation week. 

Crime Prevention Tips

  • Avoid Isolated and Dark Areas
  • Know your limits with alcohol and do not accept drinks from others
  • Tell a friend where you're going and when you will return
  • Do not frequent areas not familiar to you
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Body language counts! Walk with confidence. Show that you are aware and confident
  • Always use the buddy system when new to the area
  • Report any suspicious persons or activities; report all incidents no matter how minor; report losses immediately
  • Never loan keys to anyone as they are easily lost, stolen or duplicated. Report immediately if you have lost your keys
  • Be sure to lock/secure windows and doors in your office or room; lock your vehicles, store valuables out of view
  • Mark or engrave your belongings; don't leave belongings/valuables unattended
  • If you work alone after normal working hours, ensure that all doors and windows are locked/secure before doing any work
  • Report defective lock, lighting, phone
  • Crossing Zones were made for the convenience of the college
    community members and the surrounding community. Please utilize them

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