Motor Vehicle Theft Safety Tips

Always lock your vehicle, close all windows and sunroof, and take your keys.

Never hide your key on or in the vehicle or leave them on table tops or desks.

Park in well-lit areas with plenty of pedestrian traffic.

Never leave your vehicle running when unattended.

Always set your emergency brake and turn wheel into the curb to deter theft by tow truck.

Use car alarm or other anti-theft devices.

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