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ISU Public Safety

Safety Update

Brought to you by ISU Public Safety and the ISU Safety Committee June, 2003

Family Vacation

Planning a family vacation? Whether your destination is Yellowstone National Park, Disney World, Denver or Denmark, there are certain things you need to keep in mind. Making the trip fun and enjoyable for everyone is the key; that's what it's all about.

But just as important to the success of your trip will be steps you take to make it a safe one.

Before You Leave

Preventing crime during family travel starts with making sure your home is protected while you're away. The key is to make it look like you never left:

Packing For Prevention

You'll need to decide what to take with you. Planning can decrease the chances of crime joining you on your journey.

Out & About

The best advice for you and your family is to do all you can to blend in with the crowd:

Traveling safely with your family also means sticking together and keeping an eye on your children at all times. Make sure they know where you're staying (name and address), and teach them what to do if they get lost or separated. You might want to agree on a meeting place, just in case. And by all means, make sure your kids know not to accept rides or favors from strangers.

Make your family vacation a memorable one for all the right reasons.

For information on Pocatello Neighborhood Watch contact Pocatello Police at 234-6117.

For Information on ISU Campus Watch or to request a residential safety survey or other crime prevention info, contact Sgt. Will Phillips at 282-2515.

Calling all Hotheads

Tips On Keeping Cool in an Angry World

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. It lets us know when something is wrong and makes us take action. It's when anger runs wild that people may become hostile, even violent.

Why Do People Get Angry?

"Nobody listens to me unless I get angry."

Some people feel that the only way they can get attention is to get mad, even if it means getting in trouble.

"He/She dissed/teased/bullied me."

People lash out when they feel they are being disrespected or treated unfairly. They may be insecure about themselves or sensitive to certain criticisms and insults, even if someone is just teasing.

"I just got frustrated."

Sometimes it's hard dealing with a lot of emotions, and we don't know how to express ourselves. The result is often frustration and sometimes rage.

"It helps me get what I want."

Just like people use anger to get attention, these people try to use anger to force others into giving them what they want.

Getting a Grip

It doesn't matter whether you're a toddler going through the terrible twos or a grumpy older person, it's always a good time to learn to cope with your temper.

Admit that you're angry.

It's hard to deal with something if you don't admit it exists first.

Deal with it!

When you start feeling angry or frustrated, stop what you're doing. Take a few deep breaths. Take a walk, stretch or laugh, or do anything that takes your mind off the anger.

Don't brush it off.

Everyone gets angry sometimes-it's perfectly normal. Don't reject your anger as irrational or without reason. Try to figure out what's making you feel that way, or talk to someone.

Identify and understand the cause.

Knowing why you're angry helps you deal with it.

Walk away.

You have the power to change or avoid an anger-provoking situation-so use it! Losing your cool isn't cool.

Get a new perspective.

If you're having an argument with someone, understanding where they're coming from might help you resolve the situation without losing your temper.

Vent to your friends and family.

Venting is not taking out your anger on your friends and family. It's explaining your feelings and frustrations to people you trust and who can help you deal with the situation.

If you find that you are angry all the time, and can't get a grip even after you have really tried, you may want to seek professional help.

How To Talk To Someone Who Makes You Mad

Being able to communicate with someone who makes you angry is an important skill. When talking with people who drive you crazy remember to:

Where To Find Help/Support Services

ISU Counseling & Testing 282-2130ISU Psychology Clinic 282-2129
ISU Student Health 282-2330Student Affairs Office 282-2315
Ombuds Office 282-2164Affirmative Action Office 282-3964
Family Services Alliance 232-0742Janet C. Anderson Gender Center Crisis Line 251-4357
ISU Public Safety 282-2515EMERGENCY 911
Last Modified: 07/28/08 at 11:20:30 AM