If a crime is to be committed, the offender must have the desire, ability, and opportunity to commit the crime. Law enforcement can do little to remove the offender’s desire and ability to commit crimes, but together WE can remove the element of opportunity.
Together we can remove the temptation of opportunity by taking a few simple precautions.
Protect Your Property
- Lock your residence every time you leave, even for a short time. This includes your motor vehicle.
- Do not leave valuables lying out in the open or in unlocked vehicles.
- Engrave your driver’s license number on all valuable property.
- Record the serial numbers and brand names of all property of value.
Protect Your Self
- Lock your doors when you take a nap or retire for the evening. Do not block open-entry doors to residence halls after hours.
- Require identification before admitting someone unfamiliar into your residence or your vehicle.
- Avoid walking alone at night, if possible, and stay on lighted routes.
- Report suspicious persons or circumstances. This could stop a crime before it happens.
- You may offer confidential assistance and information to Campus Police. Crime prevention is important to the campus community and you can help by reporting any crime or suspected crime to your Campus Police immediately. By doing so, you may be preventing someone from becoming a victim of a serious crime.