Tips from Corporate Security for the Holiday Season

With the holidays fast approaching, Corporate Security would like to remind you of some crime prevention tips. As we have monitored both criminal and non-criminal activity over the years, we’ve typically seen a slight increase in thefts and other crimes of opportunity on and around the East Baltimore campus during the holidays. Most recently, we have observed a slight uptick in attempted cell phone thefts north and east of our patrol boundaries. We would like to take this opportunity to share the following crime prevention tips in hopes you will partner with us in helping to create a safe environment for everyone.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • When out and about, stay in well-lit, well-traveled areas.
  • Do not use cell phones, iPods, or tablets as you move about. Doing so will distract you from what is occurring in your surroundings.
  • Whenever possible, travel with a partner or in groups.
  • Use Corporate Security’s escort services when on or around the East Baltimore or Bayview campuses. To request a security escort, call 5-5585 (East Baltimore campus) or 0-0333 (Bayview).
  • When parking, secure items or packages left behind in the trunk or cover them to keep them out of sight. As an alternative, leave these items at home or carry them with you as you leave your vehicle.
  • When leaving your office, secure property and lock office doors, even if you will only be gone for a short time.
  • If you become a victim of a crime, try to stay calm, surrender any property that is requested of you and immediately notify security or the police.

For more information and additional safety tips, please visit hopkinsmedicine.org/security_parking_transportation

All faculty, staff and students are reminded to alert Security Communications immediately (5 5585 – E. Baltimore; 0-0333 - Bayview) of any suspicious persons or activity.

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