Crime in Progress

Basic Anti-Crime Tips

Follow these basic anti-crime tips:

  • Don’t walk alone in isolated areas.
  • Don’t open residence hall doors to strangers to allow “piggy-backing” into buildings. Keep all doors closed and locked.
  • Don’t leave doors propped open or leave valuables unattended. Thieves know to look in your desk drawers and other hidden spaces.
  • 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 (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 suspect’s height, weight, age, sex, race, hair and eye color, tattoos, 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

  • Don’t try to apprehend or interfere with the criminal except in the case of self-protection or the protection of others.