Campus Safety and SNAP SNAP SNAP Don’t walk alone Don’t walk Safety and security should be your top priority, wherever you are. Here on campus alone at night! on the University of Florida campus, there are precautions you can take and services you can utilize to help at night! You have a choice: FREE nightly campus escorts. ensure your safety. Call 392-SNAP (392-7627) ❋ Use the SNAP Service! for a free, on-campus ❋ Be aware of your surroundings. escort at night! Stay alert. The more aware you are, the less vulnerable you will be. Sponsored by: Student Government ❋ When out at night, wear white or Student Traffic Court light-colored clothing. University of Florida Police Department ❋ Keep your cell phone charged and with you in case of emergencies. Hours of Operation ❋ Carry a whistle or noisemaker. If Fall and Spring Semesters Student Nighttime you are harassed or bothered, use the noisemaker to attract attention. 6:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Summer Semester Auxiliary Patrol ❋ If a situation seems frightening, or 8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Includes Walking Escorts and something does not seem right, 7 days a week get away from the area. In an http://www.police.ufl.edu/csd/csd_snap. Point to Point Van Service emergency, the Emergency Blue Phones around campus are a direct link to the University of Florida Police Department. (352) 392-SNAP WHAT IS Snap How do I SNAP? Services use SNAP? Hours of Operation ❋A person requesting an escort may The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol Fall and Spring Semesters contact SNAP by telephone at 392-SNAP. (SNAP) provides nightly escorts for students, 6:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. ❋ Each caller provides his or her first name, pick-up staff, and visitors on campus. SNAP is staffed by Summer Semester location, destination, UFID, and phone number. University of Florida students who serve as shift 8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. 7 days a week ❋ The caller will be asked to look for a supervisors, dispatchers, escorts, and drivers. walking escort or one of the SNAP vans A student coordinator, working directly with Point to Point Van Service and given the approximate time the the University of Florida Police Department, SNAP vans will pick up passengers as dispatched and escort will arrive at the specified location. coordinates SNAP operations. Escorts are are available anytime SNAP is in operation.* ❋ Each SNAP staff member wears an orange provided by SNAP employees, who will walk or Walking Escorts polo-style shirt and a picture ID badge clearly drive you to your campus destination. SNAP is your official “buddy.” There is NO identifying him or her as a SNAP employee. need to walk alone on campus at night. SNAP ❋ All SNAP employees must be University employees are stationed on campus and can of Florida students, must undergo a police arrive at your location within minutes. Utilizing background check prior to employment, and this service helps reduce the risk of crime and must receive extensive training. provides peace of mind.* *Location and destination will determine which service will be dispatched. Purpose and History The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) was established in 1976 to enhance RTS Bus Service Accessible Transportation personal safety and provide nighttime escorts on The Gainesville Regional Transit Service provides Accessible transportation is available from the the University of Florida campus. The “buddy various public bus routes through campus. While Traffic and Parking Gator Lift service Monday , this service is not affiliated with SNAP it is free to through Friday. Please call (352) 374-6547, system” has long been recognized as a means of UF students, faculty, and staff with a valid Gator extension 482 (wait for the tone, then enter enhancing personal safety. SNAP provides an on- One ID. For more information about this service, the extension number), to arrange service. call “buddy” ready to escort university students, call RTS at (352) 334-2600 or look online at You can also contact (352) 392-8048 for more staff, and visitors. www.go-rts.com. information.