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SMU launches “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign

September 8, 2011

DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU Police Department is asking the University community to help make the campus safer by being more aware of their surroundings and reporting anything – or anyone – suspicious.

The launch of “If You See Something, Say Something” coincides with National Preparedness Month and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Student safety has always been one of our top priorities,” said Police Chief Rick Shafer. “To make SMU the best place possible, we need everyone’s help. This includes always being aware of your surroundings.

“If you see someone or something that looks suspicious or out of place, call us at 911 or 214-768-3333 so we can act on the situation,” Shafer said

Suspicious activities include:

  • A person loitering in parking lots, garages or building hallways
  • Someone you don’t recognize attempting to enter restricted areas of a building
  • Someone you don’t recognize following you or others into a residence hall
  • Someone you don’t recognize taking pictures of or sketching structures
  • Unattended, abandon or unusual-looking vehicles parked for prolong periods of time in the same location
  • Someone asking questions about security procedures

Suspicious packages include:

  • An unattended backpack, briefcase or luggage left in public or high-traffic areas
  • A package, envelope or device that looks suspicious, seems out of place or cannot  be readily identified

For more information, call the SMU Police Department at 214-768-3333.

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