Vehicle Safety Tips

  1. Always roll your windows up and lock your car even if you are only going to be away from your vehicle for a short period of time.
  2. Never leave valuables out in plain view, even if your car doors are locked. This is the number one reason cares are broken into.
  3. Allow yourself a little extra time when arriving to work or school so you are not rushed, thus becoming forgetful and careless.
  4. Never place law enforcement affiliation or gun club decals on your car. Thieves will assume you have guns in you vehicle and break-in.
  5. Invest in a mechanical device that locks the steering column or brake to prevent the wheel from turning (Club, Collars or J-bars).
  6. Invest in an auto security system. many auto insurance agencies will give a discount for this.
  7. Always leave just your ignition key with the attendant if you park at a garage or are simply dropping your car off at a repair shop.
  8. Always keep insurance information and registration with you (these documents generally have your home address and other personal information). A thief can use such information to resale the car or cause you to be the victim of identity theft.
  9. Copy your license plate number and VIN numbers on a card and keep them with your driver’s license. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will need this information promptly.
  10. Try to park near Employee Parking, Public Parking, or Criminal Justice when possible.
  11. If working late, or attending classes in the evening try to arrange an escort to walk you to your car.
  12. Never leave your car running and unattended.
  13. Always park in busy, well-lighted areas.

If you witness anything that you consider to be suspicious, suspect to be a criminal act, contact Public Safety immediately.

If it is an actual emergency call 911 then notify Public Safety as soon as possible.

Stay safe.