Fight off attackers, frustrate thieves, get home safely
Your body and your belongings are worth protecting. This week, NUPD will share five tips to help safeguard every part of your life.
How to fight off an assailant
If you feel unsafe at night, you can enroll in self-defense classes taught by NUPD officers who are trained to teach you how to fight off an assailant. NUPD offers two different courses—one for men and women and one for women only.
How to safeguard your stuff
Stay with your belongings, said officer Anika Crutchfield. In only a few seconds, your backpack, laptop, or phone could be stolen.
How to get home safely
Day or night, by foot or by car, NUPD officers will safely escort you around campus. To travel safely, consider using NUPD’s Personal Safety Escort or REDEYE services, said Sgt. Tim Love.
How to thwart bike thieves
Use a U-lock and a cable lock to secure your bike, said Sgt. Tim Love. With only one, a bike is an easy target for a thief who wants to nab your wheels.
How to avoid scams
If you’ve been a victim of a financial scam, contact NUPD immediately. “We’ll take care of you,” said officer Mike Monaco.