Personal Safety Information

In it's effort to promote personal safety, UTM employs a number of safety measures and programs throughout the campus. 

Some of these include:

No Cost dialing on all pay phones for the 911 service or the Campus Police emergency line
Numerous closed circuit television cameras that monitor and record activities at various locations throughout the campus
Over 60 emergency telephones located at strategic locations throughout the campus that let Campus Police know exactly where the caller is
Enhanced lighting in parking lots and walkways
Walksafer program
Frequent patrols by Campus Police
Crime/News alerts
Personal Safety seminars
Road Safety Week
Assisting with safety audits                            
Fire Wardens training
Emergency Response Guidelines
First Aid training

General Safety Tips

Familiarize yourself with the locations of the campus emergency phones and pay phones.
Avoid walking alone through isolated areas of the campus.  At night, try to stay in well lit areas and travel routes that are frequented by others.
Make use of the Walksafer program.
Trust your instincts.  If you feel uneasy about a situation or person, remove yourself from that situation.
Be aware of your surroundings.  If you suspect you are being followed, indicate your suspicion by looking behind you.  Make your way to a place where there are other people and use your cell phone or campus emergency phone to call Campus Police or 911.  Try to obtain a description of the person following you.
Always walk with an air of confidence when alone or in an isolated area.  This can help reduce your risk of becoming a target of crime. 
Use a buddy system when going out and agree to watch out for each other.
Do not abuse drugs or alcohol since your ability to make safe and responsible decisions will be seriously compromised.
Carry a cellular phone with you and always carry emergency cab fare. 

Parking Lot Safety

Always try to park in a well lit area.
Lock your doors and keep your windows rolled up.
Keep valuables out of sight - place them in the trunk.
Ask for a Walksafer or Campus Police escort to your vehicle late at night.
Have your keys ready as you approach your vehicle.
Check the interior of your vehicle for anything suspicious before getting in.
Lock your doors after getting into your vehicle.

Theft Prevention

Office

Always lock your door when you leave your office, even for a short time.
Lock your wallet or purse in a desk drawer.
Only carry the credit cards that you use frequently and leave the rest  in a safe place at home.
Report any suspicious person or activity to the Campus Police.

Student Residence

Lock your doors and windows when not in your room or house.  If you share your unit with others, ensure that their guests understand that your room is off limits.
Keep a record, with serial numbers, of your valuables.
Ensure laptop and desktop computers are secured using locks and cables available at retail stores or online.
Do not hide keys outside, leave it with a trusted neighbour.
Draw your curtains or window shades when not at home.

UTM Library

Do not bring valuables into the library if you will be there for an extended period of time.
Do not leave your books, purse, wallet, mobile electronic devices, laptops, or any other valuables unattended even for a short time.
Report any suspicious persons to library staff or Campus Police.