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Spring Break Safety Tips

Released by the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety

With Spring Break here, the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety would like to remind the UM Community of these safety tips. 

• Before you leave Campus, 

o Secure and lock you doors. Don’t lend out keys to others while away. 

o Close the blinds and lock all windows. 

o Consider taking valuables home or finding a secure place to store them. 

• If you are travelling abroad: 

o Be aware of different laws, customs, and procedures. Check for any advisories in the Country you are travelling to: http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html 

o Bring health insurance cards and a working phone in case of an emergency. Keep a record of important documents/credit cards in case they get lost or stolen. 

o Be aware of scam artists. Travel with friends and don’t leave with strangers 

o If consuming alcohol, be responsible and don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know or haven’t seen prepared. Good tips to protect yourself when drinking are found on the Univ. of California -Davis website: http://safeparty.ucdavis.edu/partier/tips.html 

o Visit the State Department’s website for further tips and information if travelling abroad: http://studentsabroad.state.gov/ 

• For general Safety Information, you may access our Safety Brochure online at http://www.umdps.umd.edu/Brochure/safety&security.pdf (Specific safety tips on pages 29-30) 

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. 

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