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Jan. 31, 2012
Northwest's crime prevention program is based on the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. Here are some ways to prevent theft:
Millikan Hall and University Police are teaming up to offer Northwest Missouri State University students an opportunity to register their personal property and increase the chances of it being located if it is stolen or misplaced.
Students residing on campus are invited to attend the personal property registration event from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Millikan Hall main lounge.
“This is an easy opportunity for students to write down information about their expensive electronics and their bicycles and hand it to us so we can keep a copy of that information on file,” University Police Officer Kristina Martinez said. “If the student reports it missing or if we recover it, it can be returned to the rightful owner.”
Property that should be registered includes bikes, laptops, car stereos, video games and other expensive equipment. The University Police Department logs property by recording serial numbers, descriptions and other identifiable information. When a student reports a missing item, the information is entered into a national database where it can be accessed by police departments across the country and returned when the equipment is turned in or an officer recovers it.
Northwest’s University Police Department offers its property identification service throughout the year. Students may make arrangements to register their property by contacting the University Police Department at 660.562.1254.
During 2011, 1.5 burglaries and five thefts were reported per 1,000 students at Northwest, according to University Police. A recent ranking of safety ratings cited Northwest as the third-safest of all Missouri colleges and universities.
For more information contact University Police Officer Kristina Martinez at 660.562.1254 or Brad Whitsell Residential Life Complex Director at 660.562.0834.
For more crime prevention information visit the University Police website.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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