The following statement on campus security procedures during the holiday recess was issued by Allan R. Guyet, chief of University Police
The University's holiday recess begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23. Since all dormitory rooms and campus offices will be vacant during this period, the potential for theft exists.
During the recess period, Physical Plant will change the locks on the college annex entryways, and electronic key cards issued to students for all residential college gates and the Old Campus will be deactivated. Also, University Police will be conducting periodic checks of building exteriors to reduce the incidence of theft.
During the recess, students are urged to:
University staff should determine what items of office equipment can be locked away. Articles such as small calculators, dictating machines and personal belongings that would be attractive to a thief should be removed from desks. All desks, file cabinets, windows and doors should be locked.
Staff members working during the holidays who observe unsecured doors or windows should secure them, if possible. If they cannot be secured, the Yale Police Department should be notified. Remember, open doors and windows invite theft, and increase energy cost.
Security is everyone's business. All open gates or doors should be closed and locked. Anyone observing suspicious activity is urged to call the University Police immediately at 111.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a safe holiday!