To: Faculty,Staff,Postdocs,Grad&Prof Students
From: Chief Ronnel A. Higgins
Summary: Safety Awareness
|Date: 05-JUN-2012 03:59:00 PM
||Message ID: 79728
|Dear Yale Community Members:|
As we enter
into the summer months, both the Yale and New Haven Police Departments
would like to remind you of the importance of taking individual actions
to prevent crime and to support the efforts of the police.
violent crime continues a downward trend citywide, we have seen a
recent increase in burglaries in neighborhoods near campus, including
reports of bikes and computers stolen from homes.
burglaries occur when a thief finds a window open or a door unlocked,
and some basic precautions can help deter a burglar. Always lock your
doors and windows, keep hedges near doors and windows trimmed, and make
sure your entrance is well lit. Use a locking device that allows the
window to open only a few inches for ventilation and secure window air
conditioners where possible. If you live in an apartment building,
don’t hold the door open for anyone you don’t know.
plan to go away on vacation, remember to stop mail and newspaper
deliveries, make your home look occupied by keeping some lights on, and
make sure that all windows and doors are locked before you leave.
walking during the evening hours be aware of your surroundings and seek
well–lit and populated areas. Don’t display cash on the street, and
be aware of your environment at all times. Try not to walk alone at
night, and use the Yale shuttle buses and call for a security escort or
safe ride at night by dialing (203) 432-9255.
In addition to
taking these safety measures to protect yourself and your property, you
can assist us in maintaining a safe campus environment by reporting
suspicious activity to the Yale Police. Most burglary arrests are the
result of a call to police reporting suspicious activity. Call us at
911 or (203) 432-4400.
Ronnell A. Higgins
Chief of Police