Stetson University

Crime Prevention

As part of the educational mission of the university, the Office of Public Safety strives to teach the campus community how to best protect themselves and their property. The cooperation, involvement and personal support of students, faculty and staff in a campus safety program are crucial to the success of the program. Students and employees must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings by taking simple, common-sense precautions.

  • Do not prop open or unlock exterior doors to the residential buildings. The propping of a door puts your life, and those of your neighbors in serious jeopardy. It only takes seconds for an intruder to enter through a propped door.
  • Lock residence hall rooms and offices, even when leaving for a short time.
  • Mark valuable items with an engraving instrument. The Office of Public Safety can provide one free of charge.
  • Secure bicycles with a sturdy lock.
  • Park your vehicle in your assigned area and keep it locked. Keep valuables out of sight or lock them in the trunk.
  • Report suspicious individuals to Public Safety at 386-822-7300.
  • Call Public Safety at 386-822-7300 for an after-dark escort.

At Stetson University, safety is a primary consideration in the maintenance, grounds keeping and lighting of the campus. Public Safety officers report all safety and security hazards to Facilities Management.

Emergency Telephones

The university has installed emergency telephones at various outdoor locations on the campus. These outdoor telephone boxes are easily identified by a blue light which is mounted directly above the box. To report an emergency, request an escort, or to request motorist assistance, press the button on the panel. All calls are immediately traced and the location of the phone is displayed on a screen to the Public Safety dispatcher. Two-way communication with the dispatcher is immediately established. This enhanced emergency phone system also enables the dispatcher to know the origin of the emergency call, even if the caller is unable to communicate verbally.

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