- Avoid working or studying alone at night.
- Stay in well-lit areas, walk mid-point between curbs and buildings, away from alleys and bushes.
- Don't carry extra credit cards or money.
- Walk with someone whenever possible; use the buddy system
- Use TMCC's escort service after dark.
- If your purse or wallet is snatched, don't fight back. Turn it over rather than risk personal injury and report the incident immediately.
- Do not place purses, portable radios, stereos, TV sets or other valuables near windows, which can be smashed by a tempted burglar.
- Carry a whistle. This can serve as a reminder to exercise caution and can alert anyone in the area that you need help.
- Keep an inventory of valuable possessions.
- Keep doors locked, even if you are only away for a few moments.
- Do not mark your key chain with your name, address or license number; lost keys lead to theft.
- Get to know your neighbors. Establish a neighborhood watch system and share information on suspicious circumstances.
- Call the department of public safety with any safety concerns.
Reporting of Criminal Actions or Emergencies
- To report a crime in progress or an emergency, dial 911.
- Fire, police and emergency medical personnel are all available through dialing 911.
- Non emergency crime reports should be made to the TMCC Police Department by calling 775-674-7900.
See Also: Report a Crime or Suspicious Activity (Silent Witness)