UNH Works With Durham Police to Post Community Alerts
UNH Media Relations
August 11, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire officials today said they
are working with the Durham Police Department to post community alerts
to Durham residents in downtown businesses, restaurants and bars. The
bulletin warns residents of the recent series of burglaries that have
occurred in Durham since June 24, and steps they can take to increase
their own safety.
While this series of burglaries has prompted university officials to post
these safety tips earlier than usual, this information is provided to
all new and returning students at the start of each new academic year.
Meanwhile, a special task force announced late last week by Durham Police
Chief David Kurz, comprised of local, county and state law enforcement
agencies, has been working closely on the case. Details of the task force
activity are confidential so that the investigation will not be compromised.
Residence halls remain secured around the clock and only students living
in those halls will have access to the buildings.
- Lock doors and other entrances.
- If you live off campus, keep outside lights on all night.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Use the UNH Security Escort Service.
- If you see suspicious activity, call UNH or Durham Police.
- Use Blue Light phones, and safety phones, located in all UNH building
- Walk in groups.
- Stay on well-lit paths.
- Remember that when you dial 911, the call goes directly to the UNH
Dispatch Center on the Durham campus.
Finally, the following is a resource list for students, faculty and staff.
Again this is information that is provided to the UNH community at the
beginning of each academic year.
- UNH Security Escort Service, Janetos House, 862-1427
- UNH Dispatch Center, 911
- UNH Police, Janetos House, 862-1427
- Durham Police, 868-2324
- UNH Counseling Center, Schofield House, 8 Garrison Ave. 862-2090
- Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), 12 Ballard
St., which also houses UNH Health Services, 862-3494
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