Crime Prevention

There are also many precautions one can take to protect themselves against crime:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Always walk in well-lit areas. Walk with a buddy if possible.
  • Be familiar with the call boxes located around campus.
  • Always lock your doors. Never keep cars or dorm rooms unlocked.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Do not lend your keys to anyone or allow anyone access to your rooms if you will not be present.
  • Never leave valuables unattended (i.e. purses, laptops, books, backpacks, etc.).
  • Never give out personal information (i.e. social security numbers, student ID numbers, etc.).
  • Do not carry large sums of money.
  • Listen to your instincts; if something looks suspicious, avoid contact if at all possible. If you suspect you are being followed, head into a campus building, towards a group of people, or a well-lit area.
  • Keep emergency phone numbers readily assessable.
  • Report suspicious activity or hazardous conditions to the University Police Office.

Reporting Incidents

All incidents should be reported to the UIW Police Department located on the 1st floor of Clement Hall. Incidents should be reported as soon as possible (ext. 6030).

Crime Prevention Programs

To schedule a crime prevention program, contact the UIW PD at (210) 829-6030 or email at

The University Police Department offers the following presentations to the community:

  1. C.R.A.S.E.- Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
    “A program designed to give awareness and options in the event of an active shooter event. It focuses on the Run, Hide, Fight philosophy.
  2. Mental Resilience - “This presentation talks about what to expect from a mental health perspective after a traumatic incident. It provides warning signs to look out for and resources on how best to navigate the aftermath of a traumatic incident”.
  3. Stalking 101 - “This program provides information on Stalking and what to look out for and some strategies on how to handle this if it happens to you”.
  4. Personal Safety - “ A program designed to provide information on how to be situationally aware to minimize your chances of becoming a victim of a crime.”