Safety and Security Tips for the UC Davis Medical Center

Safety and Security Tips for the UC Davis Medical Center

Personal safety

  • Always be alert to your surroundings. Be aware of your location and situations that could make you vulnerable   
  • Don’t let yourself be distracted by devices while walking.
  • Avoid wearing headphones while walking.  If possible, remove one so you can hear what is going on around you.
  • Avoid people and situations that make you nervous – trust your instincts!
  • Walk with friends or colleagues when possible.  Avoid areas or situations that make you uncomfortable.
  • Park in well-lit and regularly travelled areas.  Avoid remote or isolated areas when possible.
  • Use the safety escort ride program when the shuttle is not running.  The escort service can be reached through UCDPD police dispatch at 916-734-2555.
  • If you have a backpack or bag, carry it securely against you. Although if a thief’s intent is to steal the item, giving it up may be the best way to ensure your personal safety.
  • If you see something suspicious or feel uncomfortable, call UCDPD.  We are here to help you.

Personal property

  • Never leave valuable items unattended, even for a short time
  • If leaving bags or valuables in a car, try to put them out of sight
  • If a thief tries to take an item from you, give it up rather than risk injury.

Safety Training

The UC Davis Police Department offers training in Situational Awareness, General Self-Defense, and Active Shooter Incident Survival.  The training sessions can be tailored to meet the needs or time constraints of the requesting group.

Training sessions can be scheduled by contacting:

Safety Information


Be aware of critical situations and information on or near campus by registering for WarnMe alerts.  More information on the program can be found at the UC Davis WarnMe website:  

Aggie Guardian

Use the Aggie Guardian App on your smartphone.  Information about functions and features of the app can be found on our Aggie Guardian web page:  

Smartphones: Built-in Emergency Features

In addition to Aggie Guardian, many Apple and Android smartphones have emergency functions built into the operating systems.  To learn more about emergency and safety features that may already be on your smartphone, check out this recent article:

Victim Assistance

If you have been the victim of a crime, you are not alone.  There are many programs that offer assistance to victims of crime.  More information can be found on our Victim Assistance web page: