Burglary Prevention Tips

  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Get to know your neighbors. A great deterrent to crime. Extra sets of eyes keeping a watch on your property, reporting suspicious activity, and helping keep you safe. Be sure and return the favor and keep an eye on their home, too.
  • Remember, your room door is actually your front door. Keep it locked even when leaving only for a few minutes.
  • Interior lighting is necessary to show signs of life and activity inside a residence at night. A darken home or room night-after-night sends the message to burglars that you are away on a trip.
  • If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door
    • Do not enter - the perpetrator may still be inside.
    • Use a cell phone or neighbor's phone to call police.
    • Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence.
    • Write down the license plate numbers of any suspicious vehicles.
    • Note the descriptions of any suspicious persons.
  • Ensure valuables are not visible from the street, especially high-end electronics.
  • Mark and record serial numbers of electronics and other valuables
  • If you use web sites such as Facebook or twitter, never add status updates, comments, or pictures that suggest you’re out of town or on vacation. 

Safety Contacts

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PURDUE POLICE
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Phone: 765-494-8221

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Phone: 765-494-6919

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To report a safety hazard:
ehps@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-0446

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www.purdue.edu/ehps
Carol Shelby, Senior Director
(765) 494-7504
cshelby@purdue.edu

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Phone: 765-494-6371

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