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Reporting an Emergency:
Dial 911 from any phone
Dial 563.589.3333 for Campus Safety and Security

For Non-Emergency Reporting:
Dial 563.589.3333 for Campus Safety and Security
Visit Campus Security in the lower level of Smith Hall

Dubuque Police Safety Tips


Property protection
  1. Keep your doors locked at all times. Close and lock all windows when you are leaving or going to sleep.
  2. Secure your vehicle. Close all windows and lock all doors.
  3. Adequately protect all valuables in your room, such as wallets, jewelry, credit cards, cash and computers. Do not leave valuables or cash in plain view. Consider using a concealed safe (bolted to a floor or wall if possible) to protect your valuables
  4. Protect your textbooks and put your name in them. Do not leave them in public places. Textbooks are stolen at the end of semesters and turned in for cash.
  5. Do not loan out your keys.
  6. Never hide your keys outside your apartment or room. Do not put your name or address on your key rings.
  7. Do not leave valuables in your dorm room or apartment on breaks - thieves strike heavily during breaks when they know they are less likely to be caught and there are more residences without people in them.
  8. When in a public place, keep valuable possessions out of sight. If you must leave an area for any length of time, take personal items with you. This is especially true at the library! Don't leave your phone or laptop behind - we've taken several reports where someone left "for one minute" and came back to find their laptops and cell phones were stolen. It only takes a few seconds to steal these highly transportable items!
At home, in an apartment building, or in a residence hall
  1. Keep your door locked.
  2. Never let unauthorized persons come into your room, enter residence halls, or enter apartment security doors.
  3. Never prop open inside or outside doors.
  4. Do not hide keys outside of your room or apartment. Do not put your name or address on your key rings.
  5. Avoid working or studying alone in a campus building.
  6. Close blinds or curtains after dark; avoid dressing or undressing in front of them.
  7. Any suspicious activity should be reported to UD Campus Safety and Security 563.589.3333 or 911.