Crime Prevention/Timely Warning
One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention
program is an informed public. It is the intent of the Santa Clarita
Community College District to inform students and staff, in a timely
manner, of any criminal activity or security problems which may pose a
reasonable threat to their public safety. Such information will
normally be distributed to students through this website, the college
newspaper The Canyon Call, Public Information Office, Instructors and
campus wide emails.
Another critical element of a campus safety program is training. The
Campus Safety Department, Student Health Services and the Student
Activities offices sponsor programs on various safety topics.
Finally, all effective crime prevention programs include some measure of
people watching out for one another. All staff and students are asked
to be ALERT, SECURITY CONSCIOUS, INVOLVED and TO USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM.
Go to our "WE CARE" page to report a concern
Lock Your Doors
- This is the single best deterrent to the would-be thief.
- It takes about eight seconds to remove valuables from
an unlocked room or car.
- Many rip-offs occur while the occupant has left for one
minute to use a bathroom or visit a friend.
- Lock valuables in a cabinet, closet or drawer.
Keep Your Keys
- Do not loan keys to anyone; their carelessness may lead
to your loss.
- Do not ID key rings with your address; duplicates can be
used at a later date.
- Do not leave keys lying around or in unused clothing..
- Keep keys immediately ready in hand when arriving at a
car or residence.
- If lost or stolen, notify Campus Safety or issuing agent
- Do not prop doors open. You may be responsible for
serious crime or harm to others. It is your responsibility
to keep your area secure.
When You Drive
- Do not pick up hitchhikers.
- Keep doors locked; be alert at traffic stops.
- Do not lower windows for strangers; demand credentials.
- If stalled, ask for aid through a cracked window; remain
- Travel well-lighted streets.
When You Walk
- Do not walk alone, especially at night. Use the
Campus Escort Service.
- Do not take shortcuts: travel well-lighted, busy routes.
- If followed, change directions, head for lights and
- Trust your instincts. Run and/or scream if necessary.
Escape a dangerous situation at the first opportunity.
When You Park
- Lock ignition and remove keys.
- Close and lock windows and doors.
- Keep all valuables out of sight; use the trunk.
- Choose a well-lighted area to park at night.
- When returning, have keys ready in hand and check
interior before entering.
Protect Yourself When Using Public Transportation
- Have your fair or pass ready in hand before boarding the
- On off hours, ride as near to the operator as possible.
- If someone on the bus bothers you, change seats and tell
- Look around when you are getting off the bus and be
aware of the people around you.
- If you are going to be out late, be sure to have cab
- At night, avoid dark and isolated intersections or
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