PC Carl Palmer is your Campus Police Officer and is here to help you and make sure you have a safe place to study.
PC Palmer holds regular events and activities on campus alongside his colleagues to offer you crime prevention advice and surgeries where you can raise any issues with him. Carl is based in Hall Road, Hull and can be contacted on [email protected].
If you would like to report a crime in a non-emergency, call 101, if a crime is in progress or it is an emergency, call 999.
Carl helps you by:
- Dealing with theft
- Giving advice on harassment issues
- Visiting victims of crime
- Dealing with disputes within University housing
- Dealing with disorder on campus
Remember to call 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress, or call 101 in a non-emergency or to report a crime.
How safe are you, in your room? Take this test and find out…
- Do the front and rear doors feel solid and close properly and can be locked to keep them firmly shut?
- If the external door locks are deadlocks, do you use them? (Burglars hate these, because they need a key to be opened)
- Is my own room door solid and does it have a secure lock?
- Will you have flat mates and will you all keep the doors and windows locked, even when someone is at home?
- Are my valuables, such as cash, laptops, mobiles kept out of view and hidden away from any burglar looking through my flat windows?
- Have you registered your property on the free registration site www.immobilise.com.
- Does the flat have a burglar alarm and will you all bother to use it?
- Does the garden appear secure with a lockable gate and will it keep out prowlers?
- Is there any outside lighting, especially at the back, where most burglaries occur?
- Will you buy a timer switch to make your digs look as if someone is home, even when you are out?
What if you live in halls? The majority of thefts in halls result from students propping doors open and leaving windows open when they are not in the room.
- Make sure no one follows you in through the main entrance
- Don't leave notes on your door saying you are out, or give security access codes to delivery companies
- Always lock your flat, even if you've just gone down the corridor to see a friend