With the holidays upon us, criminals are looking to help themselves to your belongings. To reduce incidents of vehicle break-ins, MCC’s Public Safety Office would like to provide you with the following tips for keeping safe and secure:
-- Know where you parked your vehicle.
-- Never park in an isolated area. If possible, park in a well-lit area. When walking to or from your vehicle, avoid dark areas where criminals might hide.
-- Know your vehicle's license plate number.
-- Remove from sight all personal property. Of particular interest to thieves are electronic devices, such as iPods, CDs and GPS systems. If you use a GPS system in your vehicle, secure it by locking it in your glove box or console. In addition, never program your home address into your GPS system as your home address can become available to thieves should your GPS system be stolen.
-- Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle, especially electronics. If necessary, store valuables in the trunk.
-- When leaving your vehicle, make sure all doors are locked and windows closed.
-- Have your keys ready when returning to your vehicle.
-- If you have car trouble, remain in your car and use a cell phone to call for assistance.
-- Please be aware of your surroundings. If you observe anyone acting in a suspicious manner in parking lots or garages (such as individuals looking into vehicles, trying door handles, or wandering), get a description and location of the suspect and report it immediately to the police (x911) or MCC Public Safety. For Brighton Campus Public Safety, call x2911. For the Damon City Campus Public Safety, call x1414 or contact Wilmorite Security (585-232-3354). Both campuses also have emergency telephones (blue light telephones) that allow you to speak directly to a security person.
Your personal safety is our top priority. If you have been the victim of a crime, please report the incident so we can investigate. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our campuses safe.
Have a safe and joyous holiday season!
MCC Public Safety