The University of Cincinnati Police Department has partnered with the City of Cincinnati Police Department to increase patrol in the communities surrounding the University of Cincinnati. It is our effort to provide the safety environment for our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors. Part of our effort is to partner with you to provide security strategies to reduce burglaries in the neighborhood. Many burglaries are a result of thieves entering homes and apartments through unlocked doors and windows. Please work with your landlords to do the following:
Burglary prevention tips:
· Always lock your doors and windows when leaving your home, even if it is only for a short time.
· Install good quality deadbolt locks on doors. If you rent, make the request to your landlord.
· Use timers to control lights so your house looks occupied at night.
· Leave a radio on when you leave.
· Trim bushes and trees to reduce hiding places.
· Don’t leave ladders or other items out to be used to access entry.
· Consider lockable security container for laptops, jewelry, and other small valuables.
· Keep a complete inventory of valuable items, including model and serial numbers.
Please report all suspicious activity immediately to the police.
UC and Cincinnati Police are committed to reducing crime and disorder in the area around campus and have many resources and materials to help residents and property owners reduce their chances of victimization.
If you would like further information or assistance, please contact Sergeant Jason Voelkerding, District Five Neighborhood Liaison Unit at (513) 569-8506, or contact the UC Police Crime Prevention Unit at (513) 556-4900.