General Personal Safety Tips

During the hours of 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling (309) 677-2800.

Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000.

Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.

Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.

Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.

Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.

Always be aware of your surroundings.

Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling (309) 677-2000 or using one of the blue light phones on or near campus.

If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.

Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling (309) 677-2000 or using one of the blue light phones on or near campus.

If approached, give up your property.

Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.