CCSU University Police
Heightened State of Security
WHAT IS A “HEIGHTENED SECURITY
STATE OF ALERT”?
mindset that leads you to notice unusual or suspicious behavior/circumstances
and reporting your observations to authorities in a logical, rational and timely
Security is not intended to induce fear and panic. People should go about their normal business while paying
particular attention to their surroundings.
Be aware of and report to University Police
(if an emergency 911, otherwise extension 22375):
in buildings or areas who do not appear to be conducting legitimate
monitoring areas, buildings or entrances.
- Unauthorized people in restricted, sensitive or
- People requesting information with no apparent
need for that information.
- People wearing clothing not consistent with the
weather conditions at large gatherings (bulky coat in warm weather etc.)
- Abandoned parcels or other items in unusual
locations or high traffic areas.
- Individual attempting to access utility locations
(water, electrical, petroleum, telecommunications, information systems).
- Multiple persons who appear to be working in unison,
committing the above.
Be alert to the following and notify the University Police at extention 22375:
- Abandoned Vehicles
- Vehicles Parked Near
Buildings or Public and Common Areas
- Unfamiliar Vehicles
Parked For Long Periods
- Vehicles Containing
Unusual/Suspicious Parcels or Material
- Vehicles Arriving
and Being Left Behind at Odd Hours
- Substances Leaking
or Spilling from Vehicles
- Don’t prop open building/residence hall
entrance doors/windows. Rectify these situations when you observe
- Account for and secure keys.
Don’t leave them unattended or give to unauthorized persons.
Report lost keys to Facilities Management or the University Police.
- Account for and secure all sensitive
material/information when not able to attend to it.
- Account for and secure sensitive deliveries in a
- Secure all areas when not attended.
- Be aware of unfamiliar persons in or visitors to
your office/lab etc.
- Protect access codes, combinations and cards,
change codes regularly. Report compromised codes promptly to the
person in charge of area.
- Be Prepared: Take time out to familiarize
yourself with alternative exit routes you’re your building.
- Report suspicious tampering with physical
security (doors, locks etc.)
- Talk with co-workers; know what is
out-of-place (unclaimed items etc.)
- Be prepared to work with University
Police and/or fire fighters if there is a need to lock down or evacuate a
building or the campus.
- Familiarize yourself with what
belongs in your work area. You
may be asked to assist police personnel in determining whether a suspicious
package actually belongs in the department or is a potential hazard.
- Familiarize yourself with the
Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and
American Red Cross guidelines for disaster preparedness for the home.
(see links below)