Burglary Safety Tips

If at any time you observe someone acting in a suspicious manner in your building or attempting to enter residences, please dial 911 or call 765.494.8221 immediately. Suspicious behavior may include a stranger knocking on your door and asking an out-of- place question, such as “did you lose these keys,” or making an excuse for being found in your room (“I was looking for …”)

Remember, your room door is actually your front door. Keep it locked even when leaving only for a few minutes.

If you use social media, never add status updates, comments, or pictures that suggest you’re out of town or on vacation.

Mark and record serial numbers of electronics and other valuables. Hide cash and valuable jewelry in unexpected places in the room.

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.

Safety Contacts


Call 911 – Police and Fire

Purdue Police

Phone: 765-494-8221

Purdue Fire

Phone: 765-494-6919

Emergency Preparedness

To report a safety hazard:
Phone: 765-494-0446

Environmental Health and Public Safety


Purdue Radiological and Environmental Management

Phone: 765-494-6371