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Apartment Safety

Please see the tips below for being safe in your off campus apartment.

  • Secure and lock your windows in the completely closed position whenever your apartment is not occupied
  • Always be sure all doors are securely locked and utilize the other safety devices that may be built into your apartment
  • Notify a trusted neighbor that you'll be gone and ask him/her to watch your apartment
  • Cancel all deliveries such as newspapers and have all mail held by the post office
  • Do not leave valuables out in the open and remove anything of exceptional value. Close all first floor blinds and curtains
  • If you are moving out or changing apartments, do not leave valuables unattended while moving.
  • Call the Albany Police Department at 911 to report immediately all crimes and any suspicious activity.