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Campus Safety Notices

This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.

Public Safety Advisory - Thefts from Vehicles/Vandalism to Vehicles

05/04/2018 2:00PM

Between April 1 and May 3, 2018, the Department of Public Safety has seen an increase in thefts from vehicles and vandalism to vehicles within the University community. In most of the incidents, the offender broke a window to the vehicle and removed items that were left in view. Most of these incidents occurred during the overnight hours.

Drexel Police are working with other law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest the perpetrators of these crimes. Any suspicious activity should immediately be reported to Philadelphia Police by calling 911 or Drexel Police by calling 215.895.2222.

Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and professional staff to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities. Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive action will help maintain the safest possible environment on Drexel’s campuses.

Remember to lock your vehicle. When parking your vehicle, do not leave any items, including small change, in view inside of your vehicle. Remove any electronic equipment mounting devices and power cords, which may alert potential thieves that the vehicle is equipped additional devices. Even if your devices are out of view and secured, a thief will often break into a vehicle to look for the equipment.

Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings, to not have cell phones and other valuables visible, and to walk with others when possible.

Members of the Drexel community may call Public Safety for a walking escort at 215.895.2822 or use the Drexel Guardian app. Public Safety crime prevention and awareness tips can be found at: drexel.edu/publicsafety/crimeprevention/safetytips.

Eileen Behr
Vice President
Department of Public Safety