Campus seeing lots of electronics thefts

Message from UW Security Police:

We've had a huge rash of major electronic thefts. PLEASE remind people in your work areas to NEVER leave valuables unattended, especially students.  Students may not think their laptops or ipods are likely to be stolen, but thieves see them as cold hard cash!  I'm sure students would never leave a $100, $250, or $500 cash lying on the table when they use the restroom, but that's exactly what they're doing. 

It would be nice if faculty could remind students in their charge or in the classroom about this. This problem is growing on a very epic proportion and something needs to be done. Please remind building staff to lock their office doors when they leave (for any amount of time), and leave valuables at home or secured when not in use.

Also, the community officers are working on a major electronics theft project. This will involve researching these thefts to determine the root causes and work to develop crime prevention methods that will reduce or eliminate the problem.  We hope we can look forward to your participation in any future theft reduction efforts. In the meantime, please keep an eye out for your fellow community members, and challenge people who are acting suspicious in your buildings. If you see someone suspicious, please call the UW Police at 262-2957 or 911 (in case of emergency).

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on February 11, 2009

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