Crime Prevention Unit
The Crime Prevention Unit is responsible for the following programs and projects:
- General safety tips
- Personal Alarms now available!
- Bicycle Registration Application
- BLUE Light/Emergency Phones
- Crime Analysis Report
- Crime Alerts/Awareness
- Electronic Campus Watch Program
- Freshman, Graduate, International and Summer School Orientations
- Operation Identification
- Security Surveys
- Street Safety Whistles
- Laptop Theft Prevention
The Crime Prevention Officer maintains a detailed crime map for the Department of Public Safety. All crime data is logged into a database with pertinent information. Recommendations are made when a pattern of crime is identified or when a number of incidents have occurred which create a pattern within a small amount of time. Crime Prevention also works in conjunction with the Office of Insurance and Risk to determine if an area is reasonably secure when items of high value, (computers, etc.), are purchased and/or placed in that area where security and protective devices are not needed.
The Crime Prevention Unit seeks to keep the community fully informed about crime awareness and prevention through the distribution of monthly Safety Bulletins to students and staff, as well as periodic Community Notifictions as warranted.
Through the Crime Prevention Unit, outreaches are coordinated with Residential Peer Leaders and administrative staff for crime prevention discussions and property engraving. Officers in the Crime Prevention Unit are available for crime prevention presentations for both administrative and academic departments.
The Crime Prevention Unit also conducts security surveys of University buildings, lighting, property and individual offices as well as serves as the liaison for the Digitize Alarm Monitoring System.
Along with working with the Facilities Management when new buildings are constructed or when present buildings are renovated to assist with access control, lighting construction area security and the placement of BLUE light emergency phones. The Crime Prevention Officer also works with the Investigations Unit to evaluate crime scenes in order to prevent the re-occurrence of a crime, identify additional security concerns and make recommendations on those concerns.