Duke is a
SAFE place to Live, Study and Work. You're a valuable partner in helping keep
the campus safe. Please consider these simple precautions.
Personal SafetyReport crime, concerns, threats
of violence, unwanted contact and suspicious activity immediately.Dial 9-1-1 to reach Duke Police or Durham Police, or (919) 684-2444 to reach Duke Police.
Stay InformedFamiliarize yourself with
University Emergency Notification
procedures and sign up for Duke ALERT
emergency text messages and emails.Participate in a Crime Prevention Programs.
Be AlertWalk in groups or get a ride late
at night by calling a Duke Van Services at (919)
684-2020. The vans operate on a limited schedule; geographic boundaries
apply.If you are being followed, go to the nearest populated,
well-lit location and call 9-1-1. If
you are walking, cross the street away from the person and go somewhere else
such as a convenience store. If you are driving, you can go to the Duke
Hospital emergency room or Duke Police headquarters at 502 Oregon St.Criminals look for vulnerabilities. Be selective
when and where texting on your iPhone or Smartphone.When exercising, or walking, be
careful when using ear buds. Hearing is one of the senses used for awareness.
Avoid Risky BehaviorExcessive drinking may lead to
negative consequences, including assault, illness and driving under the
influence. The legal drinking age is 21. If you see someone who is passed out
or sick from alcohol, call 9-1-1
immediately.Don’t give in to Peer Pressure.
Property SafetyLock your residence or office when away and secure
your belongings.Don’t prop open doors, especially doors accessed
with a Duke Card.Alert police to strangers or suspicious activity in
your area.Don’t leave valuables unattended.
•When you park, do not leave personal property and
valuables in plain view.
When contacting an Emergency Communication Center, remember the 5 W’sWhere are youWhat is going
you identify who is involved or feel comfortable giving your name to thecommunicator.)When did it
happen?Is there a Weapon
involved? If so, be able to give a description of the weapon.Familiarize yourself with the locations of the Help
Phones where you frequent.
Parking Lot Safety TipsRemember the location of your parked vehicle.Remember to remove electronic items from plain view
such as Wallets, GPS systems, computers, loose change from the console.Always check out your vehicle to include the rear
floorboard before entering.Always lock your vehicle. Some criminals are known
for checking door handles to see if the vehicle is unlocked.To eliminate wait time; track Duke Shuttles at
Community Services offered by Duke University Police DepartmentIf having trouble starting your
car or locked out of your car, contact Duke Police at (919) 684-2444. Duke
Police offers a free jump start and lock out services for vehicles parkedon campus.
Be a Good NeighborTake care of your home and be mindful of others
property.If maintenance is needed, don’t
hesitate in fixing it.Report suspicious activity or
unfamiliar items on or around your home or your neighbor’s home.Take pride in where you live!
OFF Campus HousingCall someone when you get home at later than normal
times.Put emergency numbers in your cell
phone.Be careful with your keys. If you
are missing a key(s) let your property management know as soon as possible.Make sure the main door to your
hall/entrance and or apartment building is locked at all times.