Holiday Shopping Tips
- Do not leave purchased items visible in the car-leave them in the trunk.
- While shopping in the evening hours may be less crowded, there are also additional potential risks involved. Park in areas of parking lots that have adequate lighting. Consider shopping with someone rather than going alone.
- Make sure purses and wallets are secure on your person and you are aware of their location at all times.
- Keep the amount of available cash you have at a minimum or separate it into different pockets or locations on or about your person. This way all of it is not lost if your purse or wallet is misplaced or stolen.
- Credit cards offer convenience and security, however, keep track of all cards and keep receipts to compare to your monthly statement.
- Remain aware of your surroundings at all times and move to and from your vehicle with confidence and "purpose". Have keys ready before getting to your car so you do not have to search for them while standing near it.
- Report suspicious people or activity to law enforcement immediately!
- Most important is to reduce your own vulnerability and do what you can to minimize the possibility that you could be a victim of a crime or accidental loss.
The Department of Public Safety, conveniently located at 154 Summit St. on the first level of the Parking Deck, provides police protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 65 member department includes a Director of Public Safety, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Police Officers, Public Safety Officers and an administrative support staff.
All NJIT police officers have graduated from an accredited police academy, are certified by the Police Training Commission. They serve and protect the campus community by enforcing state laws and city ordinances, as well as university rules and regulations. University police officers are armed and have full arrest power throughout the State of New Jersey. Patrolling the campus and surrounding area on foot, bicycles, and patrol vehicles, officers create a safe environment for the university community and their invited guests. The university police maintain a close working relationship with the Newark Police Department and other college police departments in the area.
Public Safety Officers are posted in university parking lots as well as in and around campus buildings, and assist police personnel at special events.