Offices at the University of Notre Dame come in all shapes and sizes. Not matter where your office is or what it looks like, your workspace is important to you. The Notre Dame Security Police Department is concerned for the safety and security of your office. Officers conduct building checks, secure buildings, monitor cameras and alarms, inspect mechanical and technological security equipment to ensure it is working properly, and take a number of other measures to ensure your safety and security and that of your property and work product.
Despite NDSP’s efforts, crime still occurs in office areas. You can greatly reduce the opportunity for crime and increase the likelihood of the apprehension of those committing crimes by locking your office door whenever you leave, keeping valuables out of sight, reporting problems with doors, windows, alarms, and other security measures, being aware of your surroundings at all times and reporting suspicious activity immediately. Together we can reduce crime on campus and provide a safer more secure environment in which to work.
- Keep your office locked even if you just step out for a minute.
- Don’t leave valuables in plain view.
- Don’t leave valuables or cash in your office when you are not there.
- Consider taking your laptop home with you.
- Report suspicious activity immediately.
- If the building is locked, don’t let someone you don’t know into the building.
- Don’t become so absorbed in what you are doing that you don’t notice the activity around you.
- Hang up immediately on harassing/obscene phone calls.
- If you are working late, call NDSP (574) 631-5555 for an escort to your vehicle.