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The university police are committed to ensuring our campus is a safe and secure place to live, work and learn, and all members of the campus community are encouraged to assist in this endeavor. From simple steps like keeping your doors locked to watching for warning signs and opportunities for crime, everyone has something he or she can contribute to keeping Missouri S&T safe.
A high percentage of campus crimes are incidents of opportunity. Students, faculty, or staff may place themselves or their property at risk by leaving a door or window open or unlocked, for example. Crime will occur, but prevention efforts can be effective in reducing the opportunity for criminal activity. Everyone plays a key role in crime prevention and safety. Be cautious, alert, and protective of your person, your possessions and university property.
The university police department is committed to ensuring our campus is a safe and secure place to live and learn. When you observe a safety issue on campus, you are encouraged to assist by notifying the university police or other appropriate authority.
Bystanders are the largest group of people involved in criminal incidents – they greatly outnumber both the perpetrators and the victims. Bystanders have a range of involvement in incidents. Some know that a specific crime is happening or will happen, some see a crime or potential crime in progress. Regardless of how close to the crime they are, bystanders have the power stop crimes from occurring and to get help for people who have been victimized. If you find yourself in this situation, follow the tips and options below for intervening in a situation potentially involving a crime.
Abuse can affect anyone in our community but can often be overlooked, excused or denied. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of abusive behavior is the first step toward getting help for yourself or others. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following list of warning signs, help is available.
Campus buildings are secured during the evening hours at the earliest reasonable time. During the academic year in which residence halls are open, those halls are secured during the evening hours according to the Department of Residential Life regulations. Faculty, staff, and students can prevent access by unauthorized personnel in both residence halls and other campus buildings by verifying any door entered or exited has closed and locked behind them. Do not provide others access to secured facilities unless you know the persons are authorized to be there. Members of the campus community are encouraged to report any security problem to the university police immediately. Please report broken locks, windows or doors as soon as possible to Physical Facilities at (573) 341-4252.