Bluefield State College and the Office of Public Safety, take great measures to build on the safety record of the community of Bluefield and the State of West Virginia. The college believes that members of the Bluefield campus community can assist in keeping themselves from harm by utilizing prescribed safety precautions and by educating themselves about the frequency and type of security breaches which occur on college property. Public Safety will record and annually publish statistics on crime.
Students are encouraged to exercise common sense regarding personal safety. Each student must take an active part in his or her own personal safety and the safety of other community members.
Public Safety Officers work closely with professional staff personnel on campus. Both the Officers and the staff members on duty are available to receive emergency telephone calls from anyone on campus or associated with the College. All Public Safety Officers have direct radio contact with local law enforcement agencies. To encourage accurate reporting of crimes and incidents, a formalized Incident Report is completed after each known event (when the victim allows us to report the crime).
Your safety is a top concern. Below are several tips/suggestions for how you can make your immediate environment safer.
Victims in crimes of this nature are victims of opportunity. A thief will find an open and empty office and take whatever he/she thinks is worthwhile. This is also true of attackers. Our goal is to increase your awareness of this possible issue and give you some tips/suggestions to avoid becoming a victim of this crime.
Laptops, tablets, an other electronic devices have always been a target for criminals. This is because they are small, valuable, and easy to conceal after being stolen. There is also not just the cost of replacing the electronic device, but all your personal information that was stored on the device. Here are a few tips/suggestions to avoid becoming a victim of this crime.
One of the biggest expenses of attending college is the cost of textbooks. The average student spends $250-300 per semester on textbooks. Because textbooks are sold back for cash, they are an easy target for thieves. Here are some tips/suggestions to use to keep from having your textbooks stolen.
Elevator safety is also important and can be applied to anywhere, not just the college. Here are some tips/suggestions for you.