Campus Community Police Service

Theft Protection

Preventing Theft on Campus is a Community Effort

cell phone thiefThousands of dollars worth of thefts from the university community are reported annually to Campus Police. Most of these losses are not recoverable through insurance. Can we afford these losses? Our Police Service strives to keep our community safe and secure but cannot succeed without your help.

Physical Environment

First, consider your environment in general. Your building will be accessible to many individuals after hours. Is your work area in an isolated part of the building or close to an exit? Next, examine three important factors in the security of your area: windows, doors and locks.

Windows and Doors


All modifications to your area should be approved through Physical Plant to ensure your own safety and to confirm adherence to building codes. Please report broken or non-fastening locks, doors, or windows, to Physical Plant immediately.

General Security Measures - Reduce Your Vulnerability

Mark your Property

We highly recommend marking all valuable items in your area. Marking an item makes it not only unattractive for thieves (because it can be traced and is difficult to sell) but also enables police departments to identify it as stolen and return it to you if it is recovered.


If you consider your area to be sensitive or at a high risk of theft or break-ins, consider contacting Campus Police to discuss the wide range of options for monitoring such areas. Any contemplated security system should be consistent with other University security systems.

Installing an alarm system can be very expensive and should only be considered if your area contains valuable equipment and is at significant risk.

Cash Security

In many respects, cash is the most attractive item for thieves. Please consider the following recommendations carefully: