The most essential element of any effective crime prevention program is educating
the members of the community. We offer several crime prevention tips and brochures
published by the Hayward Police Department at the Office of Campus Safety and
Security. Another key element to a successful crime prevention program is active
participation by members of the community.
Each of us must do our part to prevent
crime by taking appropriate preventative measures and promptly reporting
crimes or suspicious activities. Here is how you can do your part:
- Avoid isolated, dark,
or less traveled areas of the campus.
- Walk in well traveled,
- Try to avoid walking alone at night. Stay
in groups or take advantage of our Safe Ride program that offers student/employee
- Carry a whistle,
cellular telephone or other device to summon aid if you detect trouble.
- Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
- Become familiar with the locations
of phones and emergency call boxes.
lock your car and never leave valuables in sight.
- When returning to
your vehicle, always have your keys in hand for a speedy entry. Check
the rear seat of your vehicle before entering and immediately
lock your car doors upon entering.
- Avoid working or studying in buildings alone
at any time.
- Report any suspicious
activity to the Department of Campus Safety and Security.