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Summer safety on campus

A message from Victor Francisco, Interim Director, Security

As we approach the quieter summer period of operation, there are fewer University community members circulating throughout our buildings, thus making it the ideal time for individuals with questionable motives to roam around easily.

Believe it or not, each of you play a role in helping us deter one form or another of criminal activity. It could be anything from vandalism to assault. Your presence, and the information you pass on to us, are invaluable.

I would like to take this opportunity to pass on a few tips in order for you to help us have a quiet summer period.

Make sure you lock to your windows when leaving at night, and draw the curtains or blinds, especially if you are on street level, or are accessible from the fire escape. (This is specifically targeted at occupants of the annexes.)

If you are going to be away from your office for a long period during the summer, try not to leave any personal effects of great value there.

When leaving your office, no matter for how short a period of time, lock your door. It only takes seconds for someone to take an exposed handbag or wallet.

When securing your wallet or purse in a lockable drawer or cabinet, do not place the key in an unlocked desk drawer. (I know this sounds ridiculous; unfortunately, it does happen.)

Should you be approached by anyone soliciting, please inform us as soon as the individual has left your office. This is one form of reconnaissance thieves use to observe what is in an office, for a possible theft in the future. Just tell the individual that it is illegal to solicit on University property and that you are not interested. Then contact Security on your campus.

Engrave your computer equipment. (Contact Luc Fillion at Loyola, 848-3701, or Paul Aubé, SGW, 848-3712 for details, and to borrow an engraver.)

These are just a few tips to help us all keep our community a little safer. Should you have any specific questions, or concerns, please feel free to send them directly to me via e-mail. On behalf of the Security Department, I would like to wish everyone a safe and restful summer.

Copyright 1999 Concordia's Thursday Report.