Community Crime Prevention

Image of interaction with community members


Through collaboration we can identify, reduce, eliminate and prevent problems that impact the KU Medical Center community. Our concerted efforts will ensure a quality of life conducive to education, research, patient care and employment. We provide resources, training, educational presentations and community engagement. For more information or scheduling, contact the Community Crime Prevention Sergeant at crimeprevention@kumc.edu or (913)588-8333.

Crime Prevention Tips

Personal Safety

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Trust your instincts
  • Avoid parking in dark areas and going out alone
  • Walk with confidence and alertness
  • Have your keys ready when approaching your house or car
  • Get in and out of your vehicle as quickly as possible
  • When in your car, lock your doors immediately and wear your seat belt
  • Keep money and credit cards in your pocket or inside your jacket
  • Doors should have a peep site and never open it for a stranger
  • Pre-plan and think through possible attacks and carry a cell phone

Theft Prevention

  • Lock up your valuables
  • Keep belongings out of sight
  • Lock your office, unit, or work area when not present
  • Call the Crime Prevention Sergeant to do a free security assessment of your building, unit, or work space at 913-588-8333

Auto Theft Prevention

  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Lock your car and don't leave it running - even for a minute
  • Don't leave a spare set of keys anywhere in or on the car
  • Keep your registration card with you and not in your car
  • Use your parking brake and turn wheels towards the curb
  • Lock valuables in the trunk of the car or out of sight
  • Don't leave your purse, wallet or other valuables unattended

Robbery Prevention

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Don't carry large amounts of cash or more than two credit cards
  • Don't wear large amounts of valuable jewelry
  • Try not to walk around shopping areas, banks and convenience stores alone or in dark areas
  • If you need to make cash drops - vary the times and have someone with you
  • Keep the interior of work spaces well lit and a minimum of two employees working
  • Do not block windows with large signs or displays

Burglary Prevention

  • Lock all doors and windows in your house
  • Utilize deadbolts on all exterior doors and secure sliding glass doors
  • Keep all shrubs trimmed below window level
  • Trim tree limbs up to at least six feet
  • Use adequate lighting inside and outside your house or business
  • Use timers on lights if you are going to be away
  • If you will be away for long periods of time, get a trusted neighbor to collect your mail, mow your lawn and even park their car in your drive from time to time
  • Secure all windows with a pin or nail system
  • Keep the garage secured and protect valuable items inside the garage

Domestic Violence
THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ACTIVELY COMMITTED TO INTERVENTION AND PROSECUTION OF ALL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES.

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, PLEASE CALL 911.

If you need immediate assistance with domestic violence resources, please call the KU Medical Center Police at 913-588-5030 or the 24-hour crisis hotline operated by Rose Brooks Center at 816-861-6100. 

Criminal charges are filed by the government, not by the victim of domestic violence. A case will not be dismissed because the victim requests the charges be dismissed. Prosecution of the cases is left to the sole discretion of the Unified Government Prosecutor's Office. The defendant is ordered to refrain from harassment of or contact with the victim in domestic violence cases. If the defendant makes an in-person contact following release from jail, call 911 to report the incident. Violation of bond conditions is a separate violation which will be pursued by the Unified Government Prosecutor's Office. A deferred judgment program is offered to some offenders, dependent upon his or her prior criminal record and other factors. Counseling programs are encouraged for the victim and required for offenders. The cycle of violence can only be broken when intervention occurs. Victims of violent crime may be eligible for compensation.

Safety Resources

Shuttle Service

Security Escort Service

Rave Guardian

Training

Last modified: Oct 09, 2017
ID=x11028