Safety and crime prevention starts with personal responsibility. Lack of vulnerability is the key. A criminal looks for and exploits perceived weaknesses. The less vulnerable the person or vehicle appears, the less chance of a crime occurring.
Edmonds Community College has been fortunate that our college's rate of crime has been relatively low. Security is dedicated to making certain that it occurs as infrequently as possible.
- Walk with another person after dark in a well-lighted area or call campus Security 425.754.0154 (officer on duty) or 425.754.0192 (secondary phone) for a security escort.
- Be aware of your surroundings and any signs that something is amiss or out of place.
- Park in a well-lighted area and lock your vehicle securely. Place all valuables out of sight.
- Do not leave your valuables unattended while on campus.
- Bicycles should always be locked to a bike rack. A good D-lock through the rear tire and frame with a cable lock larger than 3/8-inch through the front tire, frame, and rack is recommended. Bicycles can be engraved for identification; many bike shops offer this service for free.
- It is important to think about who you are and how you might respond to different situations. All criminals have the potential to be violent. This is the most important consideration when deciding what to do in a given situation.