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Cindy Granier
Administrative Assistant

Students Should Secure Property when Leaving for the Holidays

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Houston, Nov. 6, 2014 — The University of Houston Police Department reminds students who leave campus for the Thanksgiving holidays to secure their property.

The easiest thing a student who lives on campus can do is lock up every door and window to their room. This is a simple safety measure that is easy to forget. Be sure to double check every entrance that a potential burglar could use to enter. Never leave notes saying that you are away and will return next week.

Additionally, cars are often easy targets if left unattended for a long period. These cars are usually easy to spot over the holidays. UHPD recommends that if someone leaves their car on campus when they leave for the holidays, they should complete a vehicle watch form. This will result in the police department keeping an eye on the vehicle during the holiday break.

For additional crime prevention tips, go to or email with any questions that you may have.


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