Crime Prevention and Resources

If you are in danger or feel threatened, call 911 or contact Campus Public Safety

If You Witness a Crime

  • In the case of an emergency, call 911 to report the incident to the police. Otherwise, call Campus Public Safety.
  • If you observe a person committing a crime, do not block their avenue of escape. Instead, get a good description of the person, note their direction of travel and obtain vehicle information, if pertinent.
  • Do not follow the person. Let the person leave the scene. If followed, the person may panic and cause you harm.

Tips for Personal Safety

  • Do not let people into a locked building or office unless you work with them or they have been properly identified. If the person gives you any problems, call Campus Public Safety.
  • In the event that a suspicious person is seen roaming around, or suspicious calls are received, contact Campus Public Safety immediately.
  • Always keep the door to your room locked.
  • Don't investigate a suspicious person or noise outside by yourself.
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers with you.
  • Know the locations of the nearest blue light emergency phone.
  • Never walk alone at night. Walk in an alert and confident manner and actively pay attention to your surroundings.
  • You may call Campus Public Safety for an escort to locations on campus or to your vehicle.
  • Choose the best-lit, most-traveled paths when walking.
  • Take a self-defense course.

Resources

  • Emergency: 911
  • Emergency from a campus phone: 911
  • Public Safety (non-emergency): 386-822-7300 (DeLand Campus) | 727-343-1262 (Gulfport Campus)
  • Student Safety escorts: 386-822-7300 (DeLand Campus only)