Staying safe on campus

Published: Oct. 5, 2018 at 5:50 PM CDT
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Minor changes to your daily routine can help you stay safe on and off campus.

Studies show 40% of college students don't lock their doors when they leave their home or get out of their cars.

Locking your vehicle is one of those minor changes that can prevent a violent situation.

"We like to air on the side of caution and we want students to feel comfortable, we want students to feel safe and so we provide that for those that need it," said Tim Gray, WKU police officer.

It is important to know the resources available to stay safe.

WKU police department offers an escort service, which provides a walking escort to or from any location within the campus perimeter now available 24/7.

"We also realize that even though our campus is an extremely safe campus, we're not isolated from incidences, we're not isolated from crimes occurring you know in and around campus."

The WKU Police Department says there are ways to help stay safe on and off campus; avoid walking alone at night, familiarize yourself with the campus environment and if you see something, say something.

Don't hesitate to call the police if something seems abnormal.

"You know we talk to students all the time about you know report to someone and you know even if its cause a lot of times when a victim may not want to come to us first, there's a lot of intimidation about that and so one of the things we try to do to get out ahead of that is you know talk with students and say we are here for you, we believe you and we want to help you get that justice that is so well deserved," said Gray.

The police department provides ongoing programs that cover topics related to crime prevention and safety awareness.

For information on these programs go to