UConn Stamford Safety Tips
The Stamford Campus Police Substation is located in room V1D in the main building.
For Emergencies: Call 9-1-1
• UConn Police are responsible for all criminal investigations for on-campus crimes
• For off-campus crimes, State or local police are responsible for investigations
• If you are unsure where to call, start with UConn Police
GENERAL CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS
There are actions all Huskies can practice every day to reduce risk and make our campuses safer places. Crime reduction starts with prevention. The UConn Police Department works hard to keep the community safe, but can’t predict all criminal activity. Practice some of the following steps every day you are on campus and help eliminate the incentive for criminal behavior:
• Lock your doors. Lock the doors to your dorm, apartment, or car. This simple act is actually a significant deterrent.
• Do not leave doors propped open. Even if your friend is just “5 minutes behind you” do not prop it open. For example, if you prop the door to a residence hall open, you have potentially placed that entire building at greater risk.
• Avoid walking alone at night.
• Keep your UConn ID on you at all times. It is very important to have ID on you in the event of an emergency. Do not let anyone borrow your UConn ID, even friends.
• If you lose your ID, report it and get a new one immediately.
• Protect your valuables. Do not leave valuables unattended or unsecured in a public place, like the library or cafeteria.
• Be aware of your surroundings. Know where exits are. Take note of fire alarm pull box locations. Sometimes the nearest exit isn’t the way you normally travel!
• If you see any suspicious activity, notify the UConn Police Department. You have your own daily routine. If something just doesn’t fit in to the usual picture or makes you feel uncomfortable, let someone know. Program the routine Police Department phone number, 860-486-4800, into your phone.
• If you think someone is following you, stay in well-lit, public areas. If you pull your car over or stop walking, and they still follow you, continue moving to a crowded public area where you can get assistance.
• Just be smart, be aware, and always think before you act. Practice personal and fire safety every day.
In an effort to promote safety, the UConn Police Department would like to remind the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of some important safety tips while walking, using crosswalks, driving, and bicycling on campus.
• If there is no sidewalk and you must walk on the side of the road, walk single file on the side facing oncoming traffic.
• When walking at night, wear light-colored or reflective clothing.
• Never walk behind a vehicle that is backing up.
• Always check for cars entering or exiting parking lots and building entrances.
• Keep the volume of your music at a level where you can still hear your surroundings.
• Talking on a cell phone or texting while you walk is distracting and makes you less likely to recognize danger. Always be aware of your surroundings.
• At night, walk on well-traveled and well-lit routes with a friend if possible.
• Report any suspicious people or activity to the UConn Police Department by dialing 911.
PEDESTRIAN USE OF CROSSWALKS
• Only cross the street at marked crosswalks.
• Stop at the curb and look left, right and left again before you step into the street. If your view is blocked, move to where you can see.
• If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver to ensure they stop before entering the crosswalk.
• Look before walking past stopped vehicles. Be sure all lanes are clear.
• Do not let an umbrella or jacket hood block your view of approaching traffic.
• Remember “RIGHT TURN ON RED” and always check for turning vehicles.
• Obey pedestrian signals.
• If the intersection has a pedestrian signal, press the button and wait for the pedestrian signal to display the “WALK” indicator.
• During bad weather allow extra time and distance for a vehicle to stop.
CRIME PREVENTION & AWARENESS LINKS
STUDENT CARE TEAM
The Student Care Team is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to evaluate behaviors by University students that are perceived to be threatening, harming or disruptive to the student, to others or to both and coordinate an appropriate response. The Student Care Team does NOT respond directly to emergencies. Call 911 if you need emergency services. More information can be found here.