CAMPUS CRIME ALERT 2011-12

During the months of October and November 2011, there have been several reports of vandalism to vehicles parked on campus and in our concurrent jurisdiction in the City of Norfolk. We ask that all students, faculty and staff report any suspicious activity to our Non-Emergency Number–823-8102 or if it is an Emergency, call 823-9000 or 911.

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Here are some tips which hopefully will keep you from being a victim of theft of your personal belongings from your vehicle.

Do not leave anything in your vehicle in plain sight which you would not want taken.

  • Always lock your doors even if you plan to be away from your vehicle for only a minute such as running in to pay for gas.
  • Park in well lighted areas.
  • When shopping, always make sure to place purchases in the trunk and out of sight before going to the next shopping area to park.
  • Try to maintain a “clutter free” vehicle.
  • If you don’t have the luxury of parking your vehicle in the garage at night and have to park it in the driveway or on the street in front of the house, make sure to remove the garage door opener.  This is a key to your home!
  • Consider replacing standard license plate screws with theft deterrent screws available at auto parts stores.

Again, the best advice is to not leave anything in your vehicle, or at least in plain sight, that you would not want taken.  Even the smallest most insignificant items left in plain view could result in a window being smashed which causes a great deal of expense and mess.  If you eliminate the opportunity, you will more than likely eliminate the crime.

Safety Reminders:

-Do not walk alone at night!

-Secure items left in your vehicle!

-Report any suspicious activity!

-Use the Campus Police Student Escort Service–(757-823-9492)

This notice is produced by NSUPD and is required by Federal Law.

Information provided by: Norfolk State University Police Department

Non-emergency 757-823-8102/EMERGENCY 757-823-9000

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