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Public Safety

Faculty and Staff Crime Prevention Checklist

Keep your workplace secure:

• Lock all office doors when unattended.

• Keep valuables in locked desks, file cabinets or storage areas.

• Practice effective key management - don't leave spare keys accessible.

• Report suspicious people or bizarre behavior to NUPD immediately. What is suspicious? Trust your feelings.

• Threatening, violent or otherwise inappropriate conduct by students need not be tolerated and should be reported to NUPD and/or OSCCR.

• Report all thefts to NUPD immediately.

Call NUPD for Police/Security/Fire/Medical assistance:

• Non-emergency number (617) 373-2121

• Emergency number (617) 373-3333

• Place emergency phone number stickers on telephones and program for one-touch dialing.

Active Shooter Emergency Procedures:

• Secure your immediate area.

• Lock and/or barricade doors.

• Contact NUPD immediately if safe to do so.

• Turn off lights.

• Close blinds.

• Block windows.

• Turn off radios and computer monitors.

• Keep calm, quiet, and out of sight.

• Take cover/protection behind concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets.

• Set cell phones on quiet or vibrate.

• Place signs in exterior windows to alert law enforcement of your location and the location of injured people.  

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