Locking Doors

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by


Campus Safety responded to a report of an unknown individual in a student room during the early morning hours of 04/24/2014.  No one was injured and nothing was taken during the situation.  The individual was gone from the area when Campus Safety Officers arrived.  Although it is difficult to determine the intent of the person entering the room, it is a good time to review common safety practices to protect yourself and your property while you are asleep.

Some of those safety practices include:

*  Lock your door – even if you are only going out for a short time or going a short distance.  It only takes seconds to walk into your room and steal your valuables.
*  Always keep your door locked.  Pay particular attention to make sure it is locked when you are asleep.
*  Do not prop open locked exterior building doors.  These doors are locked for your protection and protection of other residents.
*  Never open exterior doors of the building for strangers or non-residents.  Always escort your guests to and from the main entrance doors.
*  Do not lend your keys to anyone – even a classmate or a friend. They may not be as careful with them and may misplace them, giving the wrong person access.
*  Do not leave your keys lying around in public places or in your jacket pocket when you are not wearing it.
*  Secure your valuable in a safe place within your room/apartment. Don’t leave them out in open places in case someone does get in.

Remember, always report suspicious activity or unknown individuals hanging around to Campus Safety by calling 8888.  Having an officer check on something is never a bad thing.

Stay Safe,

Carol Brewer
Director of Campus Safety
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN  56082

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