Crime In Progress

Basic Anti-Crime Tips

Follow these basic anti-crime tips: do not walk alone in isolated areas. Do not open residence hall doors to strangers. Keep all doors closed and locked. Do not leave doors propped open or leave valuables unattended. Thieves know to look in your desk drawers. At night, look inside your car before getting in or stay in your car if there are strangers around. Be aware of your surroundings.

What to Do

  • Call Public Safety at ext. 5911 or (206) 296-5911 or use one of the 'Blue Light' emergency phones located around campus.
  • Give your location, nature of the crime in progress, descriptions of people involved and your name.
  • If safe to do so, remain where you are until contacted by a Public Safety officer.
  • If safe to do so, note the suspects height, weight, age, sex, race, hair  and eye color, tattoos or facial hair, clothing, weapons, and method and direction of travel.
  • If a motor vehicle is involved, note license plate number, make and model, color and outstanding characteristics.

What Not to Do

  • Do not try to apprehend or interfere with the criminal except in case of self-protection or the protection of others.