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Dear Campus Community:
While our University is consistently ranked as one of the safest large campuses in
the state, we are not immune from problems, including crime, that affect other universities
Nationally, there has been a surge in catalytic converter thefts over the last two years and we have seen a few thefts on campus. Locally there has been a surge in car break-ins, with thieves smashing windows and taking some items, but generally these thieves are searching for weapons. Remember that weapons are prohibited on campus and should never be left in vehicles in general. In addition, vehicle thefts have started to rise with thieves using code programmers (which usually resemble a computer tablet) to program key fobs to start and operate the vehicles they are stealing.
We are working with the Memphis Police Department and other agencies as similar suspects and suspect vehicles have been seen in multiple locations across the metro area in relation to thefts.
Suspects have been seen operating stolen vehicles and using tags stolen from other vehicles. Please check and make sure your vehicle tags have not been switched. Report your tags as stolen if they are missing or have been switched.
Additionally, please secure all items out of plan view in your vehicle:
- Purse or wallet
- Laptop (or its bag)
- A briefcase or backpack
- Shopping bags
- Cash – yes, even loose change/coins
We ask that you call Police Services at 901.678.4357 or use the Live Safe Smart Phone app immediately if:
- you hear glass breaking;
- you hear any cutting or tool/mechanical noises in the parking lots;
- you see anyone with a floor jack or other means to lift vehicles in the parking lots;
- if you notice any group loitering in the parking lots;
- or you see suspicious vehicles circling through lots, bypassing open parking spaces
Remember the three A's of crime prevention:
- Be Aware of your surroundings.
- Be Alert to suspicious people and vehicles.
- Avoid situations you perceive as dangerous.
Utilize Campus Resources:
- Download LiveSafe, the University's emergency messaging notification system >
- Utilize the Tiger Patrol/Police Services on-campus escort program by calling 901.678.4663 (678.HOME) for an escort anywhere on campus available from sunset to sunrise. At Lambuth, call 731.412.9413 for police or an escort.
- Familiarize yourself with the location of campus emergency telephones, both indoor and outdoor. View the emergency/safety phone map >
- Utilize the Blue Line shuttle in the evening. The Blue Line operates from 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Mon – Thurs, and from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays. Learn more and view the routes >