October 31, 2013

Dear Tulanians,

I am writing to address the issue of crimes of opportunity. Unless we are careful and cognizant of our surroundings, we can unknowingly leave ourselves vulnerable to crime.

We have had reports of students forgetting to lock their doors at their off-campus apartments, particularly on the west side of campus, only to discover their property has been stolen from inside their homes. I want to reiterate a few simple tips:

Always lock your doors and your property.

Safeguard your property by registering it with TUPD. We are happy to record the serial numbers of your laptops and other mobile property so that it can be easily identified if stolen. You may do this yourself by recording the serial numbers or identifiers and keeping the information in a safe and secure place.

Report suspicious activity immediately. Never hesitate to call TUPD if you spot activity that you feel is unusual or potentially threatening. Our hotline, 504-865-5911, is staffed 24-hours a day. We want to hear from you should you observe anything unusual.

If an incident does occur within our jurisdiction, I urge you to call us immediately so we can initiate our investigation as soon as possible.

Stay on TUPD-patrolled pedestrian corridors.

Taking A Stand - Thank you to all those who participated in last week's Night Out Against Crime and the Take Back the Night Event. It is important we stand united against crime and these collaborative efforts make a difference.

Should you have any questions please contact me directly.

Supt. Jon Barnwell

Uptown Campus
6823 St. Charles Avenue
Diboll Complex
New Orleans, LA 70118
Emergency: (504) 865-5911
Non-Emergency: (504) 865-5381
Downtown Campus
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Emergency: (504) 988-5555
Non-Emergency: (504) 988-5531

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