University of Cincinnati Criminal Justice students joined with Cincinnati
and UC Police this morning to distribute crime prevention literature in neighborhoods
around the Uptown campus.
Nearly 40 students assisted officers in delivering
over 2,500 door hangers with tips that can help reduce robbery, burglary, and
theft from auto offenses in the communities adjacent to campus.
Thanksgiving break approaching, the distributed materials intend to remind students not to load their
cars the night before they leave, and to take precautions to prevent burglaries
while they are gone. Tips on the door hangers included:
Leaving lights and a radio on
timers will help make a house or apartment look occupied.
Keep blinds closed on first
Make sure all doors and
windows are securely locked.
Take portable valuables such
as jewelry, laptops, and other personal electronics with you.
Put mail on hold, or arrange
with someone to pick up mail.
According to UC, there are over 900 students in their
Criminal Justice program, which prepares for careers ranging from law
enforcement, private security, juvenile justice, rehabilitation services, probation
and parole positions.