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Fort Valley State University has launched the Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. Several times a week, our campus will provide you with personal safety tips that will help you protect yourself and remain safe on or off campus. If you have a crime to report, contact Campus Safety at (478) 825-6211, or if it is an emergency, call the Fort Valley City Police at 911.
Guarding against Robbery and Assault
Tip 1: To guard against assault, make sure you walk facing traffic, if you have to walk in the street. A person walking with traffic can be followed, forced into a car, and abducted more easily than a person walking against traffic.
Tip 2: To protect yourself against assault, walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don’t stop to talk to strangers.
Off-Campus Safety Tips
Tip 1: Before renting check to see if there is adequate lighting at the building entry doors and along walkways. Ensure that outer doors kept locked at all times.
Tip 2: Does the apartment have a smoke detector and at least two emergency escape routes?
Remember the basic rule of prevention is to be sensible and stay alert. For additional tips on safety, visit www.fvsu.edu/safe.