Theft Prevention Tips

As we approach the holiday season crimes of opportunity increase.  We are experiencing an increase in cases of theft on campus.  College Security is asking for your assistance in preventing theft on our campuses.

In order for a crime to occur, an opportunity to commit that crime must exist.  Nearly all of the incidents of theft on Campus involve unattended and unsecured property.  Unintentionally, we are creating an environment where people are simply able to pick up valuables and walk away.

By simply keeping our valuables in our possession or locking them in a secure location we take away the opportunity for theft to occur.  We all have the ability to prevent the crime of theft on our campuses by securing our valuables at all times.

Please help us reduce the opportunity for crime and eliminate theft on Campus.

Lock it or lose it.  You hold the key.

Theft Prevention Tips

  • Keep your purse, wallet, keys, textbooks and other valuable items with you at all times or locked in a secure place.
  • Phones and computers are primary targets of theft.  Never leave them unattended.
  • Never leave valuable items visible in your vehicle.  Store items in your trunk or out of sight.
  • Always lock your car doors and keep windows rolled up.

Mobile Device Security Tips

  • Use a password or access code to restrict access.
  • Use anti-theft apps or software that will allow you to locate the device and wipe sensitive data from it.
  • Consider reading this article: “Before It’s Gone: Steps to Deter Smartphone Thefts & Protect Personal Info” – http://www.ctia.org/consumer_info/safety/index.cfm/aid/12084

Contacting College Security

  • Program emergency phone numbers into your cell phone.
  • Report suspicious behavior to College Security immediately.
  • Emergency assistance number: 704.330.6911 (extension 6911)
  • Non-emergency assistance number: 704.330.6632  (extension 6632)