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Midlands Technical College Campus Security/Police Personal Safety Tips

If a crime is going to occur, the offender must have three things to accomplish the task: desire, ability, and opportunity. Personally, there is not much that you can do about the offender's desire and ability. However, you can take steps to control the offender's opportunity. Personal safety is ultimately the responsibility of each individual. Use your own common sense and good judgment in assessing risks and taking appropriate actions.

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Tips for Protecting Your Personal Property

There are simple steps you can take to help protect your personal property, both on campus and off. Please read the following tips from Campus Police about protecting your personal property.

  1. Record identification information for important or valuable items (identification information can include serial numbers, model numbers, etc.).
  2. Engrave items with your name or a design so that you may recognize it if seen, or so that the design would reduce the resale value.
  3. Take pictures of your property.
  4. Get or use a lock device (physical lock or an electronic device) for computers. For your phones and tablets, use a password.
  5. Do not leave personal property unattended. If you put your property in a vehicle, keep the property in a locked area such as the glove box or trunk. If your property is with you, keep an eye on your property at all times.

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Credit Cards/ATM

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, and students may be particularly vulnerable to this crime. Learn how to protect yourself !

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Dealing with Harassment and Stalking

Harassment can come in many forms. A person can be harassed through the postal mail, on voice mail systems, through e-mail, on the telephone, or even in person. Unfortunately, harassment often evolves into stalking. In terms of South Carolina Law, harassment and stalking are two separate offenses. If you feel that you are being harassed or stalked (even if you are not sure), you should report this to the Campus Police Department immediately. The following are some additional tips for dealing with harassment and/or stalking:

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General and Personal Safety

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In Your Room or Apartment

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In Your Vehicle

Always keep your doors locked (especially at traffic signals).

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