Safety Tips and Brochures
Monthly Prevention Awareness Campaigns
Campus Crime Prevention Tips: See Below
The Palomar College Police Department encourages the use of facility and campus infrastructure that aids in the prevention of crime, to include:
Elevated monitoring platform
Highly trained professional police officers
Palomar College Police Department Escort Program
The Palomar College Police Department has designed and implemented a series of crime awareness guidelines for Students, Staff and Faculty at Palomar College. These guidelines encourage the Palomar College Community to:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid the use of shortcuts or isolated areas of the campuses
- If you observe a crime situation or witness a person in trouble, use any legal options you feel deemed appropriate and safe (i.e. run, contact, yell, call the campus police, etc.)
- Use Palomar College Police Department Escort Services. These services are available Monday through Friday during normal school hours.
See Something, Say Something!
Report crimes, suspicious activity or behavior to the police immediately, including:
ü ANY suspicious activity such as loitering around empty classrooms or offices.
- Observing solicitors in secluded areas and parking
Lock It or Lose It
- Lock your doors anytime you leave your office, residence, or
ü Never prop open a locked door.
ü Don’t allow “piggybacking” (when someone unknown to you tries to enter a locked building behind you).
- Immediately report broken or malfunctioning locks to a building/facility
- Lock your vehicle and secure valuables in the trunk or out of
ü Avoid becoming a target of thieves by securing “hot target” items:
– Never leave laptops or other mobile devices unattended.
-Secure bicycles to a bicycle rack with aU-lock.
Prevent Identity Theft
ü Protect your Social Security number and card.
- Inspect your credit report and financial statements regularly, and shred anything with your personal information on it before
ü Never click on links in unsolicited emails.
ü Utilize Federal Trade Commission resources at www.ft.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtf/ .
ü If you are a victim of identity theft, report it to your local law enforcement agency and seek assistance at www.identitytheftcouncil.org
Notifythepoliceimmediatelyifacomputercontaininganysensitiveorconfidentialinformationhasbeenlostor stolen. Information and account security for Palomar College systems is also regulated by the Board Policy3720 Computer and Network Use. Report policy violations to the Information Services Department at760-744-1150 Extension 2140 during normal business hours, or PCPD at760-891-7273.
Here are some tips to keep your computer safe:
- Use security software
- Maintain current software and updates
- Frequently back up important documents and files
- Never share passwords or passphrases
- Do not click random links
- Beware of e-mail or attachments from unknown people
- Do not download unfamiliar software off the internet
- Log out of or lock your computer