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Safety at the Beach:
Top Ten Safety Tips for Students

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Campus safety is the entire community’s responsibility. No police department can function effectively without the assistance of a responsible community.

  1. University Police (562) 985-4101 or 911- Store our number in your cell phone.
  2. Report all crimes, suspicious persons or activities to us as soon as possible. Stay alert, be aware of your surroundings and follow your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right or look right, report it.
  3. Verify your information is correct for our “Beach Alert” emergency messaging system at your MyCSULB account.
  4. Use Campus Shuttles or CSO Escorts after dark. When walking on campus, take the safest route, not the fastest route. Use sidewalks and crosswalks..
  5. Do not leave your belongings unattended, even for a few minutes.
  6. Protect your personal information, share only what is required for official University business. This includes your cell phone number!
  7. Register your bicycle with us at the USU Police Substation & properly use a U-Lock! Cable and chain locks can be defeated. Be sure to lock your bike properly, using only bicycle racks, not poles, trees or railings.
  8. Learn where the emergency phones & blue light poles are located on common routes you walk and inside the buildings where you attend classes.
  9. Be wary of scams; if the deal sounds too good to be true–it probably is! Reconsider the need for that magazine subscription, gym membership, or credit card.
  10. Create a buddy network. Share your schedule and evening plans with friends and family. Tell them where you are going, who you will be with and when you expect to return.

Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline (562) 986-5131

Police Substation, USU 239 (562) 985-8538

Women’s Self Defense:

University Police Website:

Be Prepared! Emergency Preparedness Information is available at: