Before going to a large arena event, be sure to designate a meeting area in case your group becomes separated. This is particularly important if you have small children with you. When parking your vehicle be sure to do the following:
Your personal information can be used by criminals to gain services, create fraudulent credit accounts, and to obtain false identification. The following are items that you should never give out to strangers:
Theft is the most common crime on the Berkeley campus. Most thefts occur during the daylight hours, and in 80% of reported thefts and burglaries, thieves enter the structure without forced entry. This means our collective awareness and responsibility can really make a difference.
Because theft is largely a crime of opportunity, you can discourage would-be thieves by making theft a little more difficult. These tips are good for res halls, apartments, co-ops or offices.
UCPD recommends taking the following steps in protecting your property and to discourage would-be criminals from committing auto burglaries:
If you want to be in control of where your valuables are at all times, the surest way is to carry them with you wherever you go. For items you can't afford to lose, don't leave them unattended in a vehicle.
Keep outside doors locked. Place a dowel or stick in a sliding window or door track. Windows are often much less attended to than doors, so check them throughout the home routinely.
Install drapes or blinds on all lower level windows and doors to obscure the visibility of expensive items such as computers, stereos and televisions. Use a caller ID system and screen all phone calls.
The outgoing message on your answering device should never indicate that you are not at home. Always use plural nouns even if you live alone.