The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires collection and reporting of a variety of campus crime statistics. Baylor College of Medicine has a very low incidence of crimes reportable under the Clery act.
This report, provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, informs our campus community and the public about campus security.
The Baylor College of Medicine Campus Safety and Security Offices encourages faculty, staff, and trainees to be aware of the following tips:
Personal protection strategies
- Avoid walking or running alone at night
- Always walk in well-lit areas
- Avoid the use of shortcuts or areas with minimal foot-traffic
- Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you - especially if you are alone or it is dark
- Walk close to the curb. Avoid doorways, bushes and alleys where someone could hide
- Walk at a steady pace with a self-assured stride
- Avoid using headphones while walking, driving or jogging
- If someone in a vehicle stops and asks for directions, answer from a distance. Do not approach the vehicle
- Do not display cash openly, especially when leaving an ATM machine
- If in danger, scream and run, yell "fire" or carry and blow a loud whistle to attract attention
- Hold your purse tightly, close to your body. Keep your wallet in a front or buttoned hip pocket or side coat pocket
- Carry as little cash as possible
- Have your key ready in your hand so you can open the door to your home or car immediately
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave right away and go immediately to an area with lights and people; get help if necessary
- Property can be replaced - your life cannot
What predators look for
- Someone looking friendly, timid, lost, absent-minded, or intoxicated – thus more easily manipulated.
- Someone wearing earphones or distracted with a cell phone – unaware of surroundings.
- Someone unaware they're being followed until they're isolated.
- Someone parking close to trucks that prevent witnesses from seeing you – predators seek that kind of cover.
- Someone “handcuffed” with both arms loaded with packages or a child. Report suspicious persons to BCM Security at 713-798-3000 or call 911.