Keep safety a priority!
September 30, 2011
As the first month of the fall 2011 semester draws to a
close, the Office of Public Safety wishes to remind you that
safety is a priority for the Saint Martin’s community! Please
heed the following safety tips:
Always secure your parked vehicle.
- Never leave a vehicle unlocked.
- Never leave valuables visible in the passenger
compartment of your vehicle. Do not leave your purse or
wallet in an unattended vehicle, whether locked or unlocked.
- Do not leave purses, gym bags, computer cases or
backpacks visible in your vehicle, whether they have
anything in them or not. Thieves will break into vehicles
just to see what is in a bag or backpack.
- Never leave your vehicle running and unattended or
unlocked with the keys in the ignition.
Vehicle break-in alert: Recently, there were
two vehicle break-ins and one stolen vehicle on the Saint
Martin’s Lacey campus. In both break-in cases, personal
valuables were left in the passenger compartment of the vehicle
and were visible from the outside. One vehicle break-in occurred
in one of the Pavilion parking lots during the Home and Garden
Show, and the other occurred in the Abbey Church visitor parking
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time-sensitive emergency communication to campus community
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notification by SMS (text messaging) and/or e-mail via cell
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Always use the buddy system.
Whether you’re walking on the trails, to your car after
class, or back to your residence hall after an event—walk in
groups or in pairs. Don’t have a buddy to join you? The Office
of Safety and Security (Old Main Room 251, 360-438-4555,
offers an escort service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Keep your friends and neighbors safe.
Students living in the residence halls are reminded to keep
their room doors locked at all times. Never prop open the
external doors to residence halls, and never hold the door open
to a person you don’t know.
For more information from Saint Martin’s Office of Public