EPCC Police Department

 Crime Prevention Tips

General Crime Prevention Tips:


  • Avoid walking alone, especially after dark
  • Contact EPCC Police for a safety escort - (915) 831-2200
  • Be alert of your surroundings
  • Use the “Buddy System” when walking at night
  • Avoid shortcuts – the shortest route is not always the safest
  • Walk away from alleys and bushes
  • Dress for mobility – especially after dark
  • Avoid deserted areas, poorly lit streets and pathways
  • Never jog alone after dark
  • When walking or jogging – go against the flow of traffic
  • If harassed from a vehicle – walk or run in the opposite direction of vehicle travel
  • Do not jog wearing stereo headphones – be alert to what’s happening around you


Personal Safety Tips:



  • Scan the area
  • Have your keys out and ready
  • Don’t overload yourself with packages
  • Prior to entering your vehicle, quickly scan the back seat area
  • Once inside, lock all doors
  • Do not open the door to strangers
  • Keep valuables out of sight, lock in trunk
  • Park in well lighted areas
  • If driving a small car, avoid parking next to a larger vehicle
  • Don’t let your gas tank go below ¼ of a tank



  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Be alert
  • Avoid entering an elevator occupied by only one person
  • Avoid isolated corridors or hallways
  • In an elevator, stand near the controls and locate the emergency button


Personal Property:

  • Never leave valuables unattended
  • Register or document your valuables – identifying numbers, type, make
  • Engrave an alternate number on your valuables
  • Keep valuables from view in vehicles – secure in trunk
  • Remember:
    • Hide your Valuables
    • Lock your vehicle
    • Take your keys


Protecting Yourself:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Know your campus and locations of emergency phones
  • Use the “Buddy System” at night
  • Call EPCC Police for Safety Escort – (915) 831-2200
  • Never accept a ride from a stranger
  • Never offer a ride to a stranger
  • Keep your vehicle locked at all times
  • Do not park in unsafe or dimly lit areas
  • Always have your keys out when walking to vehicle
  • Check the back seat before entering your vehicle
  • Using an ATM – have someone with you
  • Never leave belongings unattended