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SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)

Safety Tips

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Corporate Security Department is dedicated to establishing and maintaining a safe and orderly environment in which to work and visit.

This information is designed to inform faculty, staff and students about the programs and services available.The Security, Parking and Transportation Departments operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For security emergencies or service information at the JHMI East Baltimore campus, you may call the Security Communications Center at 410-955-5585.  For shuttle information or services at the East Baltimore campus, you may call the Transportation Office at 410-502-6880.  If you need an escort anywhere on the JHMI campus, call the Security Communications Center, 955-5585, or ask any security or Protective Services Officer for assistance.  You can also call ahead on your car phone and request that an escort meet you at a designated location. Escorts are available 24 hours a day.Use the Security Information Hotline, 410-614-3903, to report any type of security-related information. The hotline is a 24-hour recorded line. You do not have to give your name.

Safety Tips

The website address for security, parking and transportation: www.med.jhu.edu/security.

Additional safety precautions can be found on the Corporate Security website: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/security/CS/crimeprev2.htm

In addition to the above safety tips, SOURCE would like to remind you of the following tips as well:

Awareness is the key:  Increasing your personal awareness is an integral part of crime prevention and perhaps the single most important element of effective self defense.

Develop a survival mind set: Preparation (while you are still in a safe environment) is the key.

Trust your instincts: Learn to trust your instincts and listen to what your intuition tells you. Trust those “little voices” when they tell you that something (or someone) “just doesn’t look right.”

Avoid presenting a victim profile: When out in public, look people in the eye, keep your head up, and walk with a confident stride. Remember to walk in pairs and stay on the main streets when heading towards your destination. Also, try to avoid walking alone at night.

Do not leave valuables in your car. Any item that is in plain view may entice someone to break into your car. Never leave your laptop, cell phone, wallet, purse, or other valuables in your car. 

Volunteer with a friend. Traveling in groups is safer than traveling alone.

Let someone know where you are. You can call your site and let them know when you are supposed to arrive. Let your roommate, spouse, partner, or friend know when you are returning home.

For more assistance with safety and transportation, contact SOURCE at 410-955-3880 or source@jhsph.edu.