Director of Campus Safety
Department of Campus Safety
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058
The annual security report is also available on the Lawrence Tech website: www.ltu.edu/campus_safety (click on Safety Resources).
Lawrence Tech Community Notification System
Designed to notify large numbers of people quickly, this system will be activated when there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation that involves an immediate threat on campus or nearby non-campus properties. It will also be activated for weather or related school closings. This system will not be used to send routine messages. It is highly recommended that all students sign up for this service. You may elect to have a text message (SMS) sent to multiple cell phone numbers and/or multiple email addresses. To receive notification messages, please go to ltu.edu/campus_safety and click on Subscribe to Alert System.
CAMPUS SAFETY GUIDE
For assistance in any type of emergency, first call the Lawrence Tech Department of Campus Safety, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Upon receipt of any emergency call, Campus Safety will dispatch Southfield police, life support, and/ or fire personnel to the appropriate location on campus and will meet the emergency responders and guide them directly to the proper location.
To report an emergency from an on-campus phone, press *911 or 3945. From a noncampus phone or a cell phone, press 911.
The Southfield Police non-emergency number is 248.796.5500; the non-emergency number for the Fire Department or EMS is 248.796.5650.
When reporting an emergency
1. Try to speak calmly.
2. Explain the nature of the emergency.
3. Give your name and a call back number.
4. Do not hang up until instructed to do so by Campus Safety.
General Evacuation Procedures
1. All students, faculty, and staff should know the location of the exits and exit routes in the buildings they frequent.
2. If the fire alarm sounds or when directed to evacuate by a Campus Safety officer or emergency coordinator, leave the building immediately. Always exit down.
3. Notify first responders of the location of persons with disabilities who could not evacuate.
4. In the case of fire, do not use the elevators.
5. Once outside, move to the designated Rally Site and remain there. Check in with the emergency coordinator.
6. Do not hinder or get in the way of emergency personnel.
7. Do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so.
Procedures in the Event of a Fire
1. Pull the fire alarm. Evacuate and close doors without locking them.
2. Always exit down.
3. Notify first responders of the location of persons with disabilities who could not evacuate.
4. Do not use the elevators.
5. Walk into the wind and away from the building, staying at least 200 feet away. Do not hinder or get in the way of emergency personnel.
6. Move to the designated Rally Site and remain there. Check in with the emergency coordinator.
7. Do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so.
8. If trapped, attempt to locate a phone, press *911 or 3945, and describe where you are. Stay low to the floor. Feel doors to see if they are hot before attempting to open them. If the door is hot, do not open it. Seal cracks if possible.
Procedures in the Event of Tornado Warnings/Severe Weather
1. During periods of severe weather, listen to local TV or radio stations or check Internet weather reports.
2. If a tornado warning is issued or if the building sirens activate, seek a tornado shelter immediately. A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted.
3. Shelter areas are shown on the floor plans posted throughout each building.
4. If there is no designated shelter close at hand, seek shelter in an interior room free of any windows.
5. Avoid glass-enclosed stairways.
6. Wait for the severe weather to pass, then call Campus Safety at *911 or 3945 to check if the all-clear message has been given.
Procedures in the Event of a Chemical Spill or the Release of Hazardous Vapors or Fumes
1. Pull the fire alarm to evacuate the building if the spill is a large one. Exit the immediate area regardless of the size of the spill or substance.
2. Do not re-enter the spill area and do not attempt to clean up the spill.
3. Report any injuries, burns, dizziness, or disorientation immediately to Campus Safety at *911 or 3945. Advise the officer that a chemical spill has occurred and, if possible, indicate what substance has been spilled. Give as much detail as possible.
4. If it has been determined that the entire building does not need to be evacuated, stay near the spill and prevent others from entering the area.
5. The individual who reported the spill should identify him/herself to the first responders.
6. Do not leave until instructed to do so by Campus Safety, fire personnel, or the responders to the spill.
On-Campus Resident Safety
1. All residents must take responsibility for their own safety, well-being, and property as well as that of their fellow residents.
2. Please comply with guest check-in procedures. They are in place to protect all residents from people with ill intent.
3. Do not lend out or obtain a duplicate key or access card for others.
4. Do not allow strangers access to the residence halls. Do not hold open the door for a stranger.
5. Do not prop open or unlock exterior access doors; doing so could allow someone off the street to enter the residence halls.
6. Lock your room door, even if you leave to go down the hall for just a few minutes.
7. If you are in a part of your suite where you cannot see someone who enters, lock your door.
8. Do not leave valuables in plain sight; if possible, consider a room safe.
9. Immediately report all suspicious persons or occurrences to Campus Safety.
10. Do not ignore fire or severe weather alarms.
Personal Safety Precautions
1. If you feel you are being stalked or are receiving harassing phone calls or emails, notify Campus Safety.
2. Advise Campus Safety if you obtain a Personal Protection Order, restraining order, or an injunction against a threatening individual.
3. Do not give out personal or unnecessary information while at work or on the phone.
4. When moving about campus at night, stick to lighted pathways.
5. If you are going to be working late, notify Campus Safety.
6. Do not tell others you are alone. Keep your door(s) locked.
7. If you are being pursued in a building and cannot reach a phone, pull a fire alarm.
8. Have an escape plan.
9. If you are in a vehicle and feel threatened, drive to Campus Safety Central in the Corporate Services Complex and call for a Campus Safety officer.
10. Remember that Lawrence Tech policy forbids the possession of offensive or defensive weapons on campus, regardless of whether or not you are legally licensed to possess such weapons.
Personal Property Protection
1. If it has a lock on it, use it.
2. Immediately report suspicious persons or occurrences to Campus Safety.
3. Do not leave valuable items in plain sight, even if they are behind locked doors or in a locked vehicle.
4. If you believe the locks to your off ice, desk, or file cabinets are faulty or that keys to them have been made without authorization, notify Campus Facilities at extension 3800.
5. Do not leave wallets in unattended suit coats or purses or in unlocked rooms or desk drawers.
6. Keep records of the make, model, color, and serial numbers of any valuable property.
7. Do not leave valuable items in common areas.
8. Report missing items immediately to Campus Safety.
9. If you share an off ice or area with others, do not assume that they will lock the space. Take valuable items with you when you leave.
10. In the case of a theft, please file a police report with the Southfield Police Department if requested to do so by a Campus Safety officer. This will enter the serial numbers of certain stolen items into a national database.
11. Do not admit persons unknown to you into locked buildings or off ices.
While Lawrence Tech Campus Safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, maintaining campus safety requires the efforts and cooperation of the entire University community.
Crime typically occurs as opportunities arise. The best way to practice crime prevention is to deny the criminal the opportunity to commit a crime. Immediately report suspicious persons or occurrences to Campus Safety.
Parking Lot Safety
1. Be aware of your surroundings and the people near you, especially at night.
2. Avoid dark places. Park in a lighted area and as close to the building as possible.
3. Trust your first instinct. Do not dismiss or rationalize feelings of danger.
4. Travel in groups, if possible, and have an escape plan.
5. Do not get lured into having a conversation with a stranger, especially in a confined or dark area.
6. If you are being pursued on foot, head toward lighted buildings and people. Scream and draw attention to yourself.
7. Buy a whistle. Keep it on your key chain and don’t hesitate to use it.
8. If you have a cell phone, use it after you escape danger. Focus on escape first.
9. Do not get into a stranger’s vehicle. If your vehicle breaks down, do not accept assistance from a stranger. Call Campus Safety.
10. Avoid parking next to vans or large vehicles, especially if they have tinted windows that obscure the interior.
11. Always lock your vehicle and make sure all the windows are closed.
12. Have your car keys in hand when approaching your vehicle and always check the passenger compartment before entering. Be mindful of your surroundings while doing so.
13. Place valuable items in your trunk before you arrive on campus. You don’t want to be observed placing valuables in your trunk after you park.
CAMPUS SAFETY SERVICES
Campus Safety consists of 15 officers who patrol the campus on a 24-hour per day basis. All officers are in continuous radio contact with Safety Central, the 24-hour dispatch center, which can be reached at 248.204.3945. Campus Safety officers are responsible for securing unlocked doors and buildings, interrogating suspicious persons, monitoring suspicious vehicles or activities, and enforcing University regulations, including those related to parking and traffic.Lawrence Tech Campus Safety officers work closely with Southfield police, fire, life support (EMS), and Emergency Management Division personnel with the goal of
After-Hours Building Access
Students requiring access to a building after hours should contact Campus Safety.
Campus Safety is happy to provide escort service to and from vehicles, classrooms, or offices at any time of day or night. Call extension 3945.
Please contact the Department of Campus Safety with all requests for security services for University events either on or off campus.
Residential students who have lost their keys and find themselves locked out of their room after the Information Desk is closed can call Campus Safety for assistance.
Campus Safety picks up and delivers all incoming and outgoing mail, intra-campus mail, and packages. Questions regarding mail services should be directed to Safety Central at extension 3945.
Campus walkways and parking areas are lighted for evening use. Please report any malfunctioning lights to Campus Safety.
Campus Safety vehicles are equipped with self-contained car battery quick chargers and portable air tanks. Officers cannot unlock a locked vehicle but will contact a local lockout service if required.
The Department of Campus Safety performs inspections of all Lawrence Tech grounds and facilities, with the emphasis on providing a safe campus for all.
PUBLIC WELFARE AND SAFETY REGULATIONS
In the interest of public safety and to help maintain a safe and secure campus environment the Department of Campus Safety in conjunction with the Off ice of the Dean of Students, where applicable, may enforce violations of the following regulations through the issuance of a University violation notice, which generates the placement of a fine on a student’s account. Minor violations of regulations such as improper parking, littering, holding overdue library books, etc., may result in fines, which if not paid, can result in the University’s refusal to release grades, transcripts, or permission to register. The process for appealing University violation notices is indicated below..
1. In the interest of public safety or in conjunction with an alleged violation of University regulations, Campus Safety officers and University officials may require that anyone on University property present suitable identification and state an acceptable reason for being on University property.
2. The University reserves the right to ban access to University property to anyone, with or without specific reasons to do so. In the interest of public safety Campus Safety officers and University officials may direct any person/s to leave University property immediately.
3. Guests, visitors, and others who fail/refuse to produce identification will be immediately escorted from University property and told not to return without suitable identification and a specific invitation to return from a Lawrence Tech host who agrees to be responsible for the guest’s or visitor’s compliance with University regulations.
4. Students are required to have their Lawrence Tech identification card on them at all times when on University property. Students who do not have their Lawrence Tech identification card must produce some form of suitable picture identification when requested to do so by a Campus Safety officer or University official, otherwise the student must immediately leave University property. Failure or refusal to produce a Lawrence Tech identification card will result in a University violation notice.
5. Students who can otherwise be identified or confirmed as a student but who fail/refuse to produce suitable identification will receive a University violation notice.
6. Students who fail/refuse to heed the directions of a Campus Safety officer or University official will receive a University violation notice.
7. Student hosts whose guests or visitors fail/refuse to produce identification or to heed directions from a Campus Safety officer or University official will receive a University violation notice relating to their guest’s or visitor’s behavior.
8. Those persons who cannot be identified as a student and who fail/refuse to produce suitable identification and refuse to leave the campus are subject to the city of Southfield’s trespass ordinance. In this case, the trespasser will be told not to return to University property and will be escorted off University property by the Southfield police.
9. Students who fail/refuse to obey fire/tornado drills or actual alerts on University property will be referred to the Off ice of the Dean of Students for consideration of a Student Code of Conduct violation.
10. Students, guests, or visitors who remain in a University building after the building is closed and without specific permission to do so may receive a University violation notice.
11. Students, guests, or visitors who litter on University property may receive a University violation notice.
Any student receiving more than four violation notices during an academic year will be subject to University sanctions as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
Appeal of Public Welfare and Safety Violation Notices
Any person receiving a University violation notice has the right to appeal. The appellant shall have 15 calendar days to request an appeal of the violation notice, after such time all appeal rights are terminated. Please contact the Department of Campus Safety at 248.204.3945, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., to file an appeal.
Fines for Public Welfare and Safety Violations
After the 15-day appeal period, the Department of Campus Safety will post the fine appropriate to the violation to the pertinent student account in the Banner system without any additional notice to the student. The yellow copy of the University violation notice serves as confirmation of a pending fine. Questions about fines should be directed to the Department of Campus Safety, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at 248.204.3945. Business Services is unable to answer questions regarding violation fines. Non-timely payment of fines may result in the imposition of a late fee. These fines are in addition to any other fines or sanctions that may be imposed by any other jurisdiction.
P006 - Alcohol and controlled substance violations
P007 - Littering
P008 - Disregarding a fire/tornado drill or alert
P009 - Unauthorized access/remaining in a closed building
P0010A - Failure to comply with the directions of a University official or Campus Safety officer
P0010B - Violation of any other University regulation
$25 to $250
*Alcohol and controlled substance violations and disregarding a fire or tornado drill or alert will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for consideration as a Student Code of Conduct violation(s).
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES