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Like many other colleges and universities, theft
of personal property is by far the most common type of criminal incident
reported on our campus. The Department of Public Safety is committed
to deterring these incidents, investigating those that occur, and whenever
possible prosecuting anyone who engages in this criminal behavior.
There are a number of easy, effective steps you can take to "Help
Us Help You":
- If you see anyone or anything that makes you suspicious, call Public
Safety at 630-7577 or 630-7098 without delay.
- Close and lock your residence hall room, office, and vehicle every
time you leave it, even if you only plan to be away for a few minutes.
It takes only takes a few seconds for a thief to steal your valuables.
- Close and lock your residence hall room door when you are asleep
or in the bathroom.
- Never prop an exterior residence hall door or gate open.
- Don't open residence hall room or lobby doors for people you don't
know. Everyone who is authorized to enter a particular residence hall
should already have key and / or card access.
- Report any lost residence hall room key to your Residential Coordinator
and have room locks changed without delay!
- Don't "hide" a key outside your residence hall room.
- NEVER leave laptop computers, cell phones, PDAs, MP3 Players, purses,
backpacks, etc. unattended - even for a few seconds - outdoors or inside
academic, study, recreation or food service facilities.
- Avoid leaving your valuables in plain sight - whether in your room,
office or vehicle! Plainly visible items like GPS units, MP3 players,
and audio components - especially in vehicles - draw the attention of
- Participate in Operation ID, which
is coordinated by Crime Prevention Officer
Annette Thompson. CPO Thompson will come to your room and record
serial numbers and other vital information related to valuables. If
you wish, she also will use an engraver to apply a unique number (usually
your driver's license number) to your non-serial numbered items. This
information will be recorded and maintained in a secure place. Should
your property be stolen anywhere, that information may be entered into
the national law enforcement database to assist in positive identification
and recovery. This free service is available to everyone on campus.
You may contact CPO Thompson at 630-7487
to schedule this service.
- You can share information about suspicious activity anonymously by
calling MU Crime-Stoppers at 630-7287
or by clicking on the Silent Witness link on
the Public Safety Web Page.