UPD Property Safety Notice
Chief Stevens, University Police Department
The University of Florida Police Department (UPD) is issuing a property protection notice to you and your department reference the recent thefts of ceiling mounted and portable LCD Projectors. These projectors range in value from $8,000.00 to $12,000.00. The UPD has identified the thefts of these projectors as a potential problem at the University of Florida. Similar thefts have been noted by campus law enforcement agencies from around the nation indicating that this is a problem at universities all over the country.
The UPD would like to forward a few theft prevention tips in the hopes of reducing the loss of these and many other valuable items.
* Lock all unused rooms when possible. * Please report suspicious and/or unknown persons in office and class room areas to police immediately. * Immediately report any unusual sounds or alarms from rooms that may or may not be secured. * Remain alert for unusual items being carried by unknown persons. Watch for suspicious person(s) carrying a ladder into a class room after normal hours of operation. Report anyone carrying large items to a waiting vehicle, or someone in possession of large canvas style carry bags. * Inventory who has keys to your campus buildings, and are they supposed to have them. * Make sure serial numbers and UF ID numbers are properly attached to all equipment and are recorded in the event of theft. * Consider installing security alarms with sensors that will sound if equipment moved. * All suspicious activity and persons can be reported by dialing 9-1-1.
For many other personal and property safety tips please contact the Community Services Division of the UPD by calling 392-1409, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.