Concerned about crime prevention in your residence or place of work? Want to learn how to protect yourself from harassment or theft? Want to learn more personal security tips? Read below.
Harassing, obscene or threatening telephone calls or e-mails are illegal and are punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. If you are subjected to annoying telephone calls or e-mails you should report them to Public Safety immediately. Lesley Public Safety will investigate the incident, notify the local Police Department (to open a case file) and contact the Verizon Annoyance Department to set a trace, if the situation warrants such action.
Abuse is defined by law as the occurrence of one of the following acts between members of a family, household, or substantive dating relationship
The city of Boston and the city of Cambridge take all incidents of domestic/date violence very seriously. Any member of the Lesley community who has been subjected to violence as described above should seek help through Public Safety. Our Office has resources and contacts within both cities that will help stop the violence. Further, we can assist you with executing an Abuse Prevention Order and help develop a personal safety plan.
Date rape drugs are given to unsuspecting individuals to induce sleep and memory loss so a perpetrator can sexually assault them. The following are safety precautions you can use to avoid becoming a victim of date rape drugs:
If you feel you have been drugged or have been a victim of a sexual assault contact the Public Safety Office for assistance. We will notify the local Police Department.
Almost on a daily basis we hear or read about unsuspecting individuals who have become victims of undesirables who prey on unsuspecting people using the Internet. Many children have been abducted and others have placed themselves in compromising positions with total strangers. Individuals, had they met face to face, they would normally avoid. People you meet in cyberspace might not be who they seem to be.
Remember, it is a crime to harass anyone by phone, email, fax, or via the internet. If you feel you are being harassed or cyber-stalked:
Each year more innocent people become victims of Identity Theft. Most aren’t even aware they are victims until they receive enormous credit card bills, debt collectors begin calling or when they are denied credit.
Lesley community members can protect themselves from Identity Theft by understanding how and when you use your personal information. Keeping a close watch on your personal information will help reduce your chances of becoming an identity theft victim. Some precautions that will help you protect your personal information are:
Contact Nicole A. O'Leary, Captain of Public Safety at (617) 349-8901 for more information regarding Identity Theft.
In case of emergency, call 911 before calling Public Safety.
Brattle Campus: 617.871.6029
Porter Campus: 617.349.8390