Your Role in Staying Safe
While UHPD does everything we can to ensure that the campus is safe and secure, it is you who plays the most important role in your own safety. Below are a few tips that will help you to take ownership of your personal safety. If you have any questions on topics that you do not see covered here, or you would like to schedule a crime prevention presentation for your office or group, please contact our crime prevention officer.
PERSONAL SAFETY—BE PREPARED
By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself and also discourage those who commit crimes.
WHILE WAITING FOR A BUS
ON BOARD BUSES
UHPD recommends that all students, faculty, and staff members take a moment and enter emergency contact information in their cell phone address book/contacts under the acronym ICE (In Case of Emergency). This would assist public safety officials in contacting the person to be called in the event of an emergency if you are ever discovered unconscious or incapacitated and unable to communicate.
You should enter at
least two ICE contacts with first name and
relationship in your address book/contacts
list. For example, your ICE entries could
be: ICE - Sondra (mom) and ICE - John
(brother). These entries could also be used
to assist in returning your cell phone in
the event that it is lost or stolen.
Entering these contacts into your cell phone should not replace the carrying of other photo identification (UH ID or license) at all times. You should also affix emergency contact information to these forms of identification.