OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR – STUDENT AFFAIRS
UC SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
September 28, 2017
ALL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
SUBJECT: || Welcome Back and Be Safe|
With the new school year kicking off, we would like to welcome all new
and returning students to campus. To make the year the best it can be,
please remember to be safe and look out for one another. While the
university strives to ensure that the campus and surrounding community
are safe, there are many simple steps you can take to improve your
safety and wellbeing.
Following are important tips to stay safe:
1. Be aware and pay attention to your surroundings at all times.
2. Use discretion and caution when taking shortcuts through isolated
parts of campus.
3. Buddy up or use one of our two safety escort services:
a. Community Service Officer (CSO) Escort Program – available daily from
sunset to 1 a.m.
b. Triton Rides – a free, nighttime shuttle service available from 8
p.m. to 7 a.m. Call (858) 534-WALK (9255) to request an escort or a
ride. You can also use the Tapride app to schedule a Triton Ride. Learn
more at http://police.ucsd.edu
4. Lock your room, apartment and car doors at all times, even if
stepping away for “just a minute.”
5. Become a responsive bystander and consider stepping in if you witness
an uncomfortable situation. Learn more about bystander intervention and
violence prevention at: http://go.ucsd.edu/2hsTwvW
6. Practice beach and cliff safety. Abide by all signage and never swim
alone. More information on the beauty and dangers of our coastline can
be found at: http://go.ucsd.edu/2dhgvE9
7. Trust your instincts. If you’re in a situation where you feel
threatened or unsafe, leave the area, if possible, and call 911. Also,
don’t be afraid to speak up. If you see something, say something and
report suspicious activity by calling 911 or (858) 534-HELP (4357).
Learn more about what to report at: http://bit.ly/1SNO7oS
You can find more information about campus police services and staying
safe on the UC San Diego Police Department website:
If you are off-campus and need to reach the San Diego Police Department
for a non-emergency, please call (619) 531-2000 or visit their contact
page at: http://www.sandiego.gov/police/contact/
We wish you a safe and happy year at UC San Diego. Go Tritons!
Juan C. González|
Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs
Chief of Police