Crime Prevention 

Preventing Crime In Your Office

  • Lock your door, even if you are just going down the hall. It takes a thief ten seconds or less to enter an open room and steal your property.
  • If someone asks to use your phone for an emergency call, offer to telephone for them instead of allowing them access.
  • Do not put your address on your key ring. And do not leave keys in hiding places.
  • Call Campus Security at extension 7262 or call 507-285-7262 to report suspicious persons or activity.

When Walking

  • Avoid walking alone at night unless absolutely necessary.
  • Walk purposefully, know where you are going, and project a no-nonsense image.

Protecting Your Auto Or Bicycle

  • Always lock your car.
  • Lock bikes to immovable objects or bike racks with hardened-alloy locks and chains or U-shaped locks.
  • Do not leave tempting valuables or property visible inside the car. Lock these items in the trunk.

Protecting Yourself When Driving

  • Look into your car before getting in. Lock doors and roll up windows once inside for protection.
  • Do not stop to help occupants of stopped or disabled vehicles. Continue driving to the nearest phone or call assistance for them.
  • Raise the hood, and then lock yourself into your car if it breaks down. If someone stops and offers you help, remain in your car and ask them to phone for help. Do not worry about seeming rude.