Safety and Crime Prevention
The Public Safety Department relies on the Babson community’s assistance in order to effectively perform its duties.
Crime Prevention and Community Policing Programs
The Public Safety Department presents various crime prevention programs throughout the year including:
RAD Rape Aggression Defense 12 hour course for Women in self defense
Basic Safety and self defense tips - 1 hour overview
CPR Instruction - 4 hour block
Cops and Conversations - different topics
Workplace Safety/Managing Crisis in the Community
Security Survey's - department or area requets
These education and awareness efforts encourage the reporting of all incidents and any suspicious activity to the proper authority.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information on these programs and services.
REPORT AN ISSUE
- Public Safety 781-239-5555 or ext. 5555
- Non urgent - Anonymous Tip Line 781-237-8164 (The messages left on the Annonymous Tip Line are checked on a regular basis and the information provided will be reviewed and pursued)
Suspicious Behavior or Circumstances
Be aware of
- People in buildings or areas who do not appear to be conducting legitimate business
- People monitoring areas, buildings or entrances
- Abandoned parcels or other items in unusual locations or high traffic areas
- Report any suspicious persons or activities to Public Safety immediately
Crime Prevention Tips
- Do not give out your social security number (tax purposes, credit, employment) Know how it will be shared
- Use a cross-cut SHREDDER for all personal documents
- Know your billing cycles and check regularly
- Password protect your financial accounts
- Use Firewall software to protect your computer
- Beware of phishing for personal information on the phone and the computer
- Run a credit check annually
- Equifax 1-800-525-6285
- Experian 1-888-397-3742
- Transunion 1-800-680-7289
- Social Security Office: 1-800-269-0271
- Don’t prop open building or residence hall entrance doors or windows. Correct these situations when you observe them.
- Account for and secure keys and access cards -- don’t leave them unattended or give to unauthorized persons.
- Report lost keys and BabsonOne Cards as soon as possible.
- Secure all areas when not attended.
- Be aware of unfamiliar persons in or visitors.
- Be Prepared: Take time out to familiarize yourself with building evacuation plans/routes.
- Report suspicious tampering with physical security (doors, locks etc.) Talk with co-workers; know what is out-of-place (unclaimed items etc.)
General Information About Terrorism
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.
Terrorists often use threats to:
- Create fear among the public
- Try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism
- Get immediate publicity for their causes
Acts of Terrorism
Acts of terrorism include threats of terrorism; assassinations; kidnappings; hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons.
High-risk targets for acts of terrorism include military and civilian government facilities, international airports, large cities, and high-profile landmarks. Terrorists might also target large public gatherings, water and food supplies, utilities, and corporate centers. Further, terrorists are capable of spreading fear by sending explosives or chemical and biological agents through the mail.
Within the immediate area of a terrorist event, you would need to rely on police, fire, and other officials for instructions. However, you can prepare in much the same way you would prepare for other crisis events.
General Safety Guidelines
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right
- Report suspicious activity to the Babson Police 781-239-5555
- Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do naccept packages from strangers. Dnot leave luggage unattended. You should promptly report unusual behavior, suspicious or unattended packages, and strange devices tthe police or security personnel
- Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Plan how tget out in the event of an emergency
- Be prepared tdwithout services you normally depend on—electricity, telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATMs, and Internet transactions
- Be Prepared: Everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves and their family and stay informed about what tdduring an emergency
- Work with building owners tensure the following items are located on each floor of the building:
- Portable, battery-operated radiand extra batteries
- Several flashlights and extra batteries
- First aid kit and manual
- Hard hats and dust masks
- Fluorescent tape trope off dangerous areas
Read further information on Terrorism Awareness and Prevention. To learn more about Emergency Preparedness, visit www.ready.gov.
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