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Whistle Defense Program

Whistle
Carrying a whistle or noisemaker is a wise safety precaution. Whistles can alert anyone in the area that you need help, and a whistle cannot be used against you in an attack.  For more information on the College’s whistle defense program and to obtain a whistle stop by or call the Public Safety Office at (410) 777-2440.

Here are some tips on when to use a whistle.

If you fear trouble:

1.  Run to a safe, well lit area.

2.  Blow your whistle loudly.

If you are confronted while on campus:

    1. Don’t panic – staying calm is you best defense.
    2. Blow your whistle for help as soon as you can.
    3. Report the circumstances to campus Public Safety by dialing 1818 from a campus phone or use the nearest Blue Light Emergency Telephone or directly to the police by dialing 911.

If you observe trouble while on campus:

    1. Call Public Safety by dialing 1818 from a campus phone, or use the nearest Blue Light Emergency Telephone (or directly to the police by dialing 911).
    2. Keep a safe distance.
    3. Blow you whistle if trouble approaches.
    4. Do not try to capture or physically detain an individual.

If you hear a whistle while on campus:

    1. Call 1818 from a campus phone or use the nearest Blue Light Emergency Telephone (or directly to the police by dialing 911).
    2. Give pertinent information---where, when, what, who, and how.

REMEMBER: IF YOU ARE NOT ON CAMPUS AND YOU NEED IMMEDIATE HELP, CALL THE COUNTY POLICE BY DIALING 911.