Safety Tips

The Public Safety Office is located on the West Side of Dominican Hall.

For the Fire Department, Police Department, or Ambulance call 911.

Download and set up the LiveSafe app. The LiveSafe app is an interactive tool allowing college community members to report incidents such as suspicious activity to Public Safety, have easy access to a campus map, and obtain a virtual escort from family and friends.

Team approach!  strong>Security and loss prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Although Albertus Magnus does employ a professional security service, we cannot do the job alone. All students, faculty, and staff must be the eyes and ears of Public Safety. By working together as a team, we can build a safe community for everyone to enjoy. 

Always be aware of your surroundings! strong>If you notice any suspicious activity on campus, either inside the buildings or on the grounds outside, call Public Safety immediately. If you notice any suspicious objects or packages on campus, call Public Safety.

See something, Say somethingstrong>

When walking or jogging:strong>

  • Need a walking escort? Use the LifeSafe app or call Public Safety
  • Never walk alone.
  • Try to stay in populated areas.
  • Try to stay in well-lit areas.
  • Hold your bags close to your body.
  • Put your wallet in your front pocket instead of the back.
  • If a car approaches you and you feel threatened, change direction and call for help.
  • Never hitchhike.

If you are being followed:strong>

  • Cross the street or change direction.
  • Keep looking back so the person knows you can't be surprised.
  • Walk to a well-lit, well-populated public area: Enter a building, library, classroom, or anywhere there are people.
  • Report the individual to Public Safety or the local police. Be prepared to provide a description when making the report. 

Your residence hall room:strong>

  • Keep your doors locked.
  • Don't let strangers in.
  • Don't leave the door unlocked or propped for someone planning to come back later.strong>
  • NEVER PROP OPEN DOORS strong>leading to the outside of the building!
  • Close blinds or shades in the evening.
  • When leaving for school breaks, take all your valuables with you.
  • If you arrive on campus after dark by taxi or private car, ask the driver to wait until you get inside.
  • Have your Falcon Card ready so you can open the door immediately.
  • Do not lend your keys to anyone.
  • Require identification of all service people.
  • Never leave a wallet, purse or cash visible in your room. Keep valuables out of sight. 
  • Record serial numbers, model and brand names of valuable items in your room. Keep a duplicate copy of the list in a separate location from the original. Remember that stolen property cannot be lawfully reclaimed by you unless you can positively identify it.
  • Report all difficult or damaged locks, windows, doors, and lights to your Resident Assistant.

When in or around your car:strong>

  • Always lock the doors and close the windows.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • When parking your car at night, check for loiterers before leaving your car.
  • Never leave valuables in sight. 
  • When you approach your car in a parking lot, be alert and check the area around your car.
  • Always look in the back seat before you enter the car.
  • Lock the doors as soon as you get into the car.
  • While driving, if you think you are being followed, pull into a gas station, fire house or police department where you can get help as soon as possible.