Community Crime Prevention
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (913)588-8333.
Crime Prevention Tips
- KUPD Crime Prevention Safety Campaign 2020: Safety Tips for COVID-19 (PDF)
- KUPD Crime Prevention Safety Bulletin: Holiday Theft Prevention Tips (PDF)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Report suspicious behaviors
Just as we want you to be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity, we want you to follow the same practices regarding behavior. Pay attention if you notice unusual or uncharacteristic behaviors in colleagues, family, students or friends. While there isn't a specific profile that identifies persons who intend to demonstrate violence, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified certain behaviors that could be considered red flags.
There's a difference between someone having a bad day and someone who becomes mostly negative and destructive. There's a difference between someone expressing an opinion and someone who does so with hate and malice. There's a difference between someone feeling down and someone who suddenly withdraws from life. While we don't expect you to start diagnosing people's behavior, we do ask that you trust your gut.
If someone's behavior causes concern, notify the University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department at 913-588-5030. Anonymous concerns can be reported on the police department's website. If you'd like to learn more about identifying and managing targeted attacks, visit the FBI website.
To learn more about what to do in an active threat or active shooter situation, please visit the Emergency Management website.
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.