Leaving for a break:

  • Set some lights on timers, especially when away for a long period of time, to discourage someone from thinking no one is home.
  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Have a friend or neighbor staying in the area check on the property during breaks. Make sure they have your number to contact you.
  • Take expensive items with you: laptops, jewelry, gaming systems, etc.

Car Safety

  • Lock All Doors: Simple concept, but often forgotten. Locking all doors, including the trunk of your vehicle can reduce break-ins.
  • Do not leave car windows down when vehicle is unattended!
  • Turn Off Car Lights Before Walking Away: Leaving your lights on for an extended period of time drains your car battery. Be sure to turn off the lights before departing from your vehicle.
  • Utilize La Salle Security and Campus Shuttles to access your vehicle in University Parking lots.
  • No Valuables in Sight:  Remove and store important items (i.e., textbooks, school supplies, electronics) in your vehicle’s storage compartments to reduce chances of break-ins.
  • Report all incidents of crime to Public Safety at X1300.

Fire Safety

  • If a fire breaks out, GET OUT AND STAY OUT! Call 911!
  • Do not overload electrical outlets and make sure extension cords are used properly.
  • Place smoke alarms in every room and every level of the house.
  • Replace smoke alarm batteries every semester.
  • Place a properly rated fire extinguisher in a convenient, consistent location.
  • Never leave a candle burning when you are not in the room or when you go to sleep.
  • Never run extension cords under rugs.
  • Make sure cigarettes are extinguished. Don’t smoke in bed.

Sign up for the La Salle emergency notification alert at lasalle.edu/alerts