Crime Prevention

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The Investigation and Crime Prevention Unit of the Campus Police Department has experienced significant success in reducing crime in the TCC campus community. The following tips are offered as a reminder on ways to keep you and your valuables safe as you attend classes at Tulsa Community College.

Tips for Preventing Crimes while on Campus

  • Keep your valuables out of sight. If you must leave them in your car, place them in your trunk.
  • Remember to lock your car.
  • Always walk in groups of two or three to and from campus buildings and TCC parking lots.
  • If you would rather not walk alone, stop by the Campus Police Office and request an escort to your car.
  • Report suspicious activities on the orange emergency call box located in the campus parking lot. To find one, look for the blue light.
  • Victim support services are available and Campus Police will assist.

On the street

  • Wherever you are be alert, and pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Walk with confidence and know where you are going.
  • Trust you instincts. If someone or something makes you uncomfortable avoid it.
  • Know your neighborhood where you live and work.
  • Know where police stations, fire stations, shops and restaurants are located that are open late.

On foot (day or night)

  • Walk in well lit places. Avoid shortcuts through areas that are wooded, parking lots, and alleyways.
  • Do not carry large sums of money.
  • Avoid wearing expensive clothing and jewelry.
  • Keep purses and wallets close to your body.
  • Use ATMS during the day and have your card in hand.
  • Do not wear clothing or footwear that restricts your movement.
  • Have your keys in hand when going to your car or home door.
  • If you think you are being followed change directions and walk to an open business, restaurant, or highly populated area.
  • If you have to work late ask a co-worker or a security guard to accompany you to your vehicle.

In the car

  • Keep your vehicle in good condition with plenty of gasoline to get you to your destination and back.
  • Always keep your windows closed and your doors locked.
  • Inspect your car thoroughly before entering it.
  • Avoid parking in isolated or dimly lit parking lots.
  • If you think you are being followed do not go home, go to a police station, fire station or a business where you can contact emergency services.
  • Do not pick up people on the side of the road i.e., hitchhikers.
  • Never take a ride from a stranger.

In case of a robbery

  • Do not resist. Give over your possessions it is not worth your life.
  • Report the incident to the police, giving an accurate description of the suspect.
  • Reporting the crime could prevent another person from being a victim.