Prevention Resources

Report security lighting concerns to University Police at 318-342-5350.

The ULM campus embraces closed circuit security monitoring and numerous security cameras are currently in use throughout campus.  Should you have questions regarding the security camera initiative please contact ULM PD.

Personal Safety

Be aware, be alert;

Lock your doors at all times;

Never let unauthorized persons come into your room, enter residence halls, or enter apartment security doors;

Never prop open inside or outside doors;

Close blinds or curtains after dark;

Report suspicious activity to ULM Police immediately.

For more detailed personal safety tips please visit the National Crime Prevention Council.

Alcohol and Drug Safety

Take care of yourself.

Be aware that alcohol and drugs compromise your awareness and increase the opportunity for victimization.

Don’t drink and drive. Designate a non-drinking driver who is responsible.

Don’t share prescription medication.

Know What to Do in an Alcohol Emergency

Drinking too much alcohol can result in serious complications. Do not allow someone to “sleep it off”.

If vomiting occurs and the person is unconscious, put them on his / her side to prevent choking.

Call 911, and seek medical attention immediately; Stay with the person until help arrives.

Property Crime

Property crime is the most prevalent crime on campus. Value your valuables by practicing these great tips:

Lock your doors at all times;

Never leave your property unattended;

Record and store serial numbers of personal electronics (i.e. mobile phones, mp3 players, laptop computers, etc.).  Use this personal property inventory list form to assist you.

Use hardened alloy bicycle locks (aka U style locks), not chain or cable locks.  Secure the bicycle frame, not just a wheel. More information on how to properly lock your bicycle can be found here.

Invest in commercially available laptop tracking software.  Some great examples can be found at:

http://preyproject.com/

http://www.absolute.com/en/lojackforlaptops/home.aspx

For iPhone 4, iPad, or 4th generation iPod touch (iOS 4.2 required), please consider taking advantage of Apple Inc.’s free “find my iPhone” application.  Help us stop iCrime by never leaving your personal electronic devices unattended.

INDIVIDUALS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO RECOVER STOLEN PROPERTY.  REPORT STOLEN PROPERTY TO POLICE FOR ACTION.

Bicycle/Pedestrian/Moped Safety

On-campus conflict between pedestrians, bicycles, motor cycles and motor vehicles is a concern for everyone. With increasing frequency, these conflicts result in crashes causing injury and property damage. Safety is the responsibility of us all.

In Louisiana, bicycles are required to follow the rules of the road the same as cars. Adhering to one-way streets, stop signs, riding on the right side of the road, not riding in crosswalks and yielding to pedestrians are some of the requirements for bicycle operators.

Pedestrians are vulnerable to motorists and bicyclists.  Though crosswalks offer unique warnings for these modes of travel, be mindful of your individual safety.  Never walk into the path of a moving vehicle.