UMPD works hard to prevent crimes on campus. We ask that you take an active role in your personal safety and the security of your property. The information and links we have provided in this section are intended to help you learn to stay safe and to keep your possessions secure.
By utilizing these steps to protect yourself and your property, you will reduce the probability of experiencing one of the more common types of campus crimes. In addition to staying well informed, using common sense, and practicing good safety habits, we also ask that you make full use of our many services and programs. A full listing of these programs can be found on our Services and Programs page.
Please bear in mind, the safety tips and information found here are considered general guidelines for evaluating your safety and security in any given situation. If you would like more information on a particular subject/type of crime, or if you don't see information pertaining to a specific subject, please contact our Crime Prevention Specialist John Gulla by email, or by calling 305-284-1105.
WHY SHOULD I KEEP MY PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURELY LOCKED AND WITH ME AT ALL TIMES?
50-80% of all crime on campus each month involves the theft of unattended or unsecured property. The simple solution: your property must be securely locked or kept under your watchful eye at all times. Most victims of theft cite that they just left their property for “one minute” in a public area. This creates the opportunity for thieves to easily steal property.
While police and security departments are responsible for ensuring that our campuses are as safe as possible, the primary responsibility for crime prevention and personal safety rests with each individual.
Personal Safety in your Car
Personal Safety in your Dorm or at Home
Personal Safety Away from Home