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Crime Prevention and Awareness

Literature: Numerous pamphlets on various topics of crime prevention are available from Campus Safety & Security regarding crime prevention, campus safety, rape awareness, alcohol awareness, sexual harassment, and family violence. An Emergency Procedures flip chart is available for all departments regarding emergency responses. Information on safety and security is provided to students, faculty and staff members regularly through e-mail bulletins, crime alerts, and the Ke Alakai, the university newspaper.

Security Awareness Fair: Bi-annually, a Security Awareness Fair will be held for all faculty, administration, staff, and students with representatives from the Honolulu Police Department, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Disability and Communications Access Board, State tax department, Attorney general’s office, and other state departments. During this fair, crime prevention materials are distributed and representatives are available to answer any questions.

Campus Safety Awareness week: Annually, a Security Awareness Fair, Crime Prevention Expo, Campus Safety Expo, and Fire Safety Expo will be held for a week in September in honor of National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Literature and information are provided to students, faculty and staff members. Representatives from the Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu Fire Department, and BYUH Campus Safety & Security are available to answer any questions.

Building Security: Most academic buildings are unlocked until evening unless there are evening classes or special events. However, when the campus is officially closed, buildings are locked and only employees and authorized students with proper ID are admitted. An intrusion alarm system has been installed for the express purpose of improving building security and personal safety. Custodians are also instructed to report any suspicious situations to Security.

Crime Awareness and Crime Prevention Educations Aids: Free literature and free-for-loan videos on a variety of crime subjects are available to view from Security. Faculty, administration, staff, and students are encouraged to avail themselves of these materials.

Health and Wellness Fair: Annually, a health and wellness fair will be held for all faculty, administration, staff, and students. During this fair, an information booth is staffed to distribute crime prevention materials.

New Student Orientation: At the beginning of a new semester or term the Security participates by staffing an information booth to familiarize students with services and to distribute crime prevention materials. Students are also given safety tips and information to make them aware of crime and ways to avoid becoming victimized by it.

Operation Identification: Students and employees are encouraged to borrow an engraver from Security for engraving identifying numbers on personal property and to maintain an accurate inventory of their belongings.

Public Information: Crime information is reported in the “Crime Log,” that is posted on the Security website. Also, a Campus Crime Log is posted in the Security office for public view, 24 hours a day.

Aloha Late Night Shuttle: A shuttle service for any student desiring transportation from campus to their home located off-campus. This service is available Monday-Saturday at 10:00 pm and 12:00 am midnight. The shuttle service provides transportation to student’s residence in Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, and Kahuku.

Security Survey Program: Periodic security surveys of campus facilities provide suggestions for improving the security of an area and for improving the safety of personnel and students.

Housing Safety Presentations: Presentations are available to groups of married students and their children upon request by calling the Housing office at 675-3541. The purpose is to teach safety tips and how to avoid becoming crime victims.

Family Day Fair: Annually, a Family Day Fair will be held for families residing in married student housing. This fair is sponsored by the Counseling Services and Residential Life to help families become familiar with safety concepts and healthy lifestyles.

Group Presentations: The Director of Security, Security Manager or Shift Supervisors are available upon request to make safety and security presentations to campus groups.

Housing Orientation: Annually, housing supervisors, Head Residents and Resident Assistants are taught how to help prevent crime and assist students to avoid becoming victims of crime.

Neighborhood Watch Program: The nationally recognized Neighborhood Watch program has been implemented in the Temple View Apartments.

Sexual Assault Seminars: Throughout the school year seminars are held in campus residence halls and elsewhere to familiarize students and employees with how to avoid or minimize the possibility of becoming a victim of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Programs: At the beginning of each new semester, incoming students attend new student orientation where they are informed of programs and contact information.