Crime Prevention Tips

Personal Safety

  • Walk or jog with a friend, not alone. 
  • Avoid isolated areas. 
  • Use safety escort services. 
  • Know your limits on dates and communicate them to your partner. 
  • Know your limits with alcohol and do not accept drinks from others. 
  • Carry a whistle or noise maker. Do not be afraid to scream if you need help. 
  • Tell a friend where you are going and when you will return. 

Protection from Date Rape Drugs

  • Never leave your drink unattended. Date rape drugs can be slipped into any type of beverage.
  • Do not accept drinks from anyone but a bartender or server.
  • Try to attend bars/parties with friends, arranging beforehand to watch each other’s drinks.
  • If you think your drink has been tampered with, seek medical attention immediately and request the hospital conduct toxicology testing.

Residential Safety

  • Lock your residence whenever you leave and when you are sleeping. 
  • Call the police to report someone who does not belong in your building. 
  • Do not allow strangers to follow you into the building. 

Workplace Safety

  • Keep personal items (purses, book bags) locked up. 
  • Secure your work area when you are not there.
  • Do not prop card reader doors open or otherwise attempt to bypass security devices. 
  • Report suspicious people or activity to Public Safety.

Protecting Your Property

  • Record the serial numbers of your valuables. 
  • Engrave valuables with your license number or other identifying information.
  • Secure bicycles with a U-Lock device. 
  • Keep your vehicle locked when it is parked and when you drive. 
  • Consider installing anti-theft or alarm devices on your vehicle. 
  • Do not leave textbooks, purses, or book bags unattended.
  • Do not leave laptop computers or PDAs unattended. 

Access Cards

  • Lost or stolen cards should be reported to Public Safety at (414) 955-8471.
  • Carry your access card with you at all times and display the card for identification.
  • Do not loan your card to anyone and do not allow others to “tailgate” behind you when entering secure areas.

Contact Us

Public Safety Center
Health Research Center, Room H1820
Emergency: (414) 456-8299 | Non-Emergency: (414) 456-8295
pubsafety@mcw.edu

Access and Parking Service Center
Health Research Center, Room H1860
(414) 955-8471 | Fax: (414) 456-6592
parking@mcw.edu

Central Administration
Medical Education Building, Room M0740
(414) 955-8424 | Fax: (414) 456-6557
pubsafety@mcw.edu

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