In recognition of National Campus Safety Awareness Month during September, NDSU’s Police and Safety office is sending a public service message each week aimed at creating a safer and more secure campus.
“Personal safety and security is an individual responsibility, but when we do it together, it becomes a community effort,” said Ray Boyer, director of the University Police and Safety Office. “NDSU is our extended family and we want everyone to continue to be a part of a safe and secure environment and to always look out for each other.”
September also marks the kick-off to the “See something, Say something” campaign at NDSU, which encourages everyone on campus to report unusual activity to law enforcement at all times.
“We all can help by providing extra eyes and ears across campus 24/7,” Boyer said. “It is important for everyone to report things that are suspicious or out of the ordinary.”
Individuals can call University Police at 701-231-8998 or 911 for emergencies. Also, individuals can use the NDSU Police Tip Line at 701-526-6006. Callers can leave a voice mail or text the number with information. While anonymity is the goal, under North Dakota open records laws, reports made to University Police cannot be guaranteed to be kept confidential.
Additionally, to be better prepared in the case of a timely warning for criminal activity, or an immediate emergency notification, Boyer also recommends all students and employees participate in the NDSU Campus Emergency Notification Systems. Students can enroll or update their contact information via their Campus Connection access, and employees can update their information via their HRMS online access.
For more information on campus safety issues, visit NDSU’s Annual Security Report at www.ndsu.edu/police_safety/police/annualsecurityreport.
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