A common theme in crime prevention is awareness of your surroundings at all times. Our programs encourage students and employees to take responsibility for their own security and the security of others. The Department of Public Safety offers these personal safety recommendations:
There are emergency blue-light telephones on all three campuses. Most of these phones have a keypad to dial campus numbers. All of the phones have a red emergency button that when pressed will dial the Tufts Police automatically. Become familiar with the locations of these phones.
Avoid using Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) at night if possible. If there are suspicious persons loitering around an ATM, DON’T USE IT-go to another ATM machine. Carry only necessary credit cards and cash.
Never attempt a physical confrontation with a suspicious person.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Keep your head up while walking and if you are wearing headphones, keep the volume low so you can hear things around you.