Community participation and involvement are essential to crime prevention on campus. Disinterest and complacency are the prime contributors to the success of crime. Since officers cannot be everywhere at once, the burden of crime prevention also rests upon each member of the Davidson College community. When individuals do their part by recognizing and reporting incidents of suspicious or criminal activity, they greatly improve the effectiveness of Campus Police. Please:
Be aware of vulnerability, and follow the suggestions outlined below to protect life and property.
Be alert for suspicious or criminal activity and conditions that may represent a hazard to the community.
Get involved by becoming more security conscious and by reporting all incidents of suspicious or criminal activity, no matter how insignificant, to Campus Police immediately. Unreported crimes cannot be solved and may allow the perpetrators to commit additional and perhaps more serious crimes. Solving a crime depends upon how accurately and promptly the incident is reported. It is important that you be able to provide as much of the following information as possible:
- the nature of the incident; when the incident occurred;
- where the incident occurred;
- persons involved (names, sex, race, age, height, hair style/color complexion, distinctive characteristics such as facial features, scars, physical defects, glasses, clothing, etc.);
- description of stolen property (item, manufacturer, model number, serial number, value, color, dimensions, etc.);
- any other applicable information.