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Safety & Security

Crime Prevention Tips

The Heidelberg University Office of Campus Safety & Security considers the safety and security of the students, faculty, and staff and guests the highest priority. 

For this reason, we continually re-evaluate our procedures and our facilities to ensure that our students are living and learning in the best and safest environment possible. Campus security officers patrol campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They assist in unlocking and securing facilities, responding to emergencies, and providing security escorts. 

TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN WALKING AND TRAVELING CAMPUS AT NIGHT 

  • Never travel alone at night. Groups of two or more are preferred. 
  • If you have a cell phone, talk on it even if no one is on the line. 
  • Call the Office of Safety and Security for a security escort. 
  • Avoid interaction with suspicious persons or someone you don't know. 
  • Avoid dark or secluded places. (i.e. unlit alleys, perimeters of parking lots.) 
  • Trust your instincts. Your personal intuition is the best defense against an attack. 
  • Keep vehicle door locked at all times. 

TIPS TO REMEMBER TO PREVENT AUTOMOBILE THEFT AND BURGLARY 

  • Never leave your vehicle running or leave the keys in it unattended. 
  • Always lock your vehicle. 
  • If equipped, remember to use your vehicle's alarm at all times. 
  • Do not ignore a vehicle alarm. Call the campus security office immediately. 
  • Do not leave valuables (i.e. cell phones, purses, CD's, laptops) in plain view inside your vehicle. Keep these items in the trunk or your room. 

TIPS TO PREVENT LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY 

  • Be alert! Never leave personal items unattended. 
  • Never leave a personal item in a public area. 
  • Never leave your vehicle unlocked when returning to your room. 
  • Never leave your room unlocked when using the restroom or shower. 
  • Engrave personal items like appliances and electronics. These are high theft items on campus. 
  • Lock bicycles at all times with a hard lock. Cable locks can be easily cut with a bolt cutter.

Contact Information

Campus Safety & Security

Tiffin, OH 44883

419-448-2211

Our Team

Rachel Huth
Senior Security Officer
Campus Center
419-448-2211
Jeffrey Rhoades
Director of Campus Safety & Security, Lead Title IX Investigator
Campus Center 127
419-448-2977
Jeff Rhoades
Grant Venema
Security Officer
Bradley Wright
Security Officer
Thomas Wurm
Security Officer
Campus Center
419-448-2211