Campus Safety Programs/Crime Prevention

Ranken Technical College is pro-active in providing our students, faculty, and staff with essential tools to make our campus safer.  These additional tools have been put in place to assist:

Safety Presentations:

Contact the Department of Public Safety if you would like to schedule a speaker to discuss personal safety tips, campus safety, emergency preparedness, alcohol/drug awareness, or any other related topics. (314) 286-3300 ext. 3300.

Personal Safety & Awareness Tips

Criminals focus on the opportunity to attack and take advantage of people. We have prepared numerous safety & awareness tips to aid you in your day-to-day life on and off campus.  As a reminder, Ranken’s Public Safety Department would like to offer the following practical suggestions that you should make a part of your normal routine.


  • Do not walk alone. Try to walk in groups with other students/co-workers etc. as there is strength in numbers.
  • Be confident, not timid; know where you’re going ahead of time.
  • Do not display valuable jewelry or personal items; even the smallest amount of jewelry may be more than what the suspect has.
  • Dress appropriately; wear shoes that you are able to run in, if necessary.
  • Always remain alert to your surroundings from all angles. Be aware of people trying to divert your attention elsewhere.
  • Don’t walk near open doorways and walk in well-lit areas.
  • Don’t take short-cuts, through alleyways and buildings.
  • Have your cell phone handy.
  • If you are being followed by someone on foot, cross the street and proceed to the nearest open business or a location where there are likely to be people.
  • Carry a loud whistle with you.
  • Report all crimes to Public Safety if on campus ext. 3300; off campus contact SLMPD (314) 231-1212


  • Always have your keys in your hand when approaching your vehicle.
  • As you approach your vehicle glance underneath; check the trunk to make sure it’s still locked; check the backseat prior to entering your vehicle.
  • Park close to buildings you will be entering.
  • Keep doors locked and windows up at night and in unfamiliar areas.
  • Do not leave visible items in your vehicle.
  • Never leave your vehicle running while unattended.
  • Keep spare keys in your wallet
  • Don’t leave information about you or your vehicle inside the vehicle.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • When stopped in traffic leave enough distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.