Personal & Vehicle Safety

  • Ask for help or scream for help if you ever feel threatened or sense a problem.

  • Use the college's officer escort service or the buddy system when going to and from parking lots, especially at night.

  • Keep your doors and windows locked while driving and after exiting your vehicle.

  • Park and stay in well-lit areas, especially at night. Once you arrive at your vehicle, do not linger.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, look around frequently and do not use cell phones or other auditory devices which can distract you and dull your responses when walking to and from classes.

  • Walk directly, confidently and at a steady pace.

  • Palm your car keys before you exit buildings to assure no time is wasted unlocking your vehicle. Before getting into your car, check the back seat to be sure no one is inside.

  • Leave enough space to maneuver around vehicles stopped in front of you at intersections whenever possible, so you can get away should anyone approach your vehicle.

  • If you feel threatened, an option is to hit your vehicle alarm button located on your key fob and/or yell, "Fire!" Studies show that bystanders will respond quickly to calls of "Fire".

  • If there are threats of violence, call 911 and/or X7777.

  • If you request an escort to your vehicle, please call X7778 (ECC PD non-emergency number).