Boise State University would much rather prevent crimes from occurring than react to them after the fact. A primary means for accomplishing this goal is the Boise State Crime Prevention Program. The Crime Prevention Program is based on the concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities whenever possible and encouraging the campus community to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.
The following are Crime Prevention Programs in place at Boise State University:
1. Emergency Telephones: A number of well-marked emergency telephones are located throughout the campus, which have emergency and police communication capability.
2. Alarm Systems: A computer-based monitoring system that monitors a network of fire alarm systems. Intrusion detection alarms and a variety of other types of alarms are also utilized in various areas on campus.
3. Security Surveys: Surveys of exterior doors, exterior lighting, campus facilities, and campus grounds are conducted on a regular basis.
4. Crime Prevention Publicity: Crime prevention information is provided to the campus media.
5. New Student Orientation: A crime prevention presentation accompanied by brochures and other printed material are available to new students.
6. Crime Prevention Presentations: Crime prevention presentations are available to such campus groups or organizations, such as the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Department employees, commuter students, handicapped or disabled students, international students, student government, faculty and staff senates, recognized student organizations, intercollegiate athletics, etc.
7. New Employee Orientation: Crime prevention presentations accompanied by brochures and other printed material are available to new employees.
8. Printed Crime Prevention Materials: Crime prevention brochures and other printed material related to motor vehicle safety, bicycle security, residence hall security, personal safety, life safety, etc., are available at the Boise State University Department of Public Safety substation located at 2245 University Drive.
9. Operation Identification: Operation Identification, the engraving of serial numbers or owner-recognized numbers on items of value, is strongly promoted to the University community.
10. Sexual Assault Awareness: Sexual assault crime prevention presentations are given to any on-campus group requesting them. Additionally, scheduled presentations are arranged for residence hall students. This program is designed to assist males and females in identifying and avoiding potential assault situations. The program offers tips towards avoiding and preventing sexual assaults.
11. Residence Hall Security: Crime prevention presentations, along with brochures and other printed materials, are available to residence hall students upon request.
12. Community Policing Program: Campus police officers are assigned groups of buildings and interact with building occupants to provide training and assistance.
13. Building Coordinator Program: A coordinator(s) is assigned to each building. These building coordinators participate in security surveys, receive unsecured condition notifications, and are trained in emergency response and building evacuation procedures.
14. Bike Registration Program: Bike registration is available 24 hours a day at the Boise State University Department of Public Safety substation, located at 2245 University Drive. There is no fee to register a bike, and the service is available to everyone who works, lives, or studies on campus.
15. Volunteer Campus Corp: The Volunteer Campus Corp is staffed by individuals who share the goal of keeping the Boise State campus a safe and pleasant place to live, study, work, and visit. The Mission of the Volunteer Campus Corp is to provide a positive visible presence, to distribute crime prevention and safety information, and to provide assistance to security officers and police officers, students, staff, faculty, and campus guests. Campus Corp volunteers have all passed BPD background checks and have received training and orientation on campus security protocols.
16. Escort Services: Escort service is available and will be provided upon request by calling the Boise State University Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911. This service is available 24 hours a day.
17. Crime Stoppers: The campus Crime Stoppers Program provides you the opportunity to call (208) 343-2677 or (208) 343-COPS to provide information you have about a crime that has occurred on campus. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.
18. Emergency Cell Phone Program: The Boise State University Department of Public Safety can assist in getting free cell phones for use by those individuals who do not have access to a cell phone. These cell phones only have access to 9-1-1 emergency services.
19. Ask-A-Cop Program: Access to Boise State law enforcement officials is available by e-mail. Submit law enforcement related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Police officers will respond to all appropriate questions.
20. Online Crime Reporting: Boise State students and employees have access to the BPD online crime reporting system. Criteria for submissions require that the crime is not an emergency, the incident occurred on the Boise State campus or within Boise City limits, and the suspect is unknown. Anyone wishing to report these crimes online should visit http://www.boisepolice.org (utilize the online service link).
21. Child Identification Kits: Free child identification kits are available 24 hours a day at the Boise State University Department of Public Safety substation, located at 2245 University Drive.
22. Neighborhood Outreach Program: Representatives from Boise State and BPD conduct regular walks through the neighborhoods surrounding the University, visiting with residents and providing crime prevention information.
23. Safety Walks: Representatives from Boise State and BPD perform campus safety walks on an annual basis. The purpose of this activity is to identify and address safety and security concerns.
24. CCTV: A network of cameras is utilized on campus to augment the Boise State personal safety and assets protection program.