Keep Your Belongings Safe During Winter Break


Campus and surrounding areas become quiet as students and faculty leave for the holidays. With fewer people around, there can be increased opportunity for theft.

Whether you stay in Knoxville or travel home, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Never leave your valuables unattended, including items in your vehicle.
  • Remove any valuables from your room or office before leaving for break.
  • Lock doors and windows in your apartment, dorm, house, or office and in your vehicle.

Whatever your plans, these tips can help reduce the risk of your belongings being stolen. If you see suspicious activity on campus, notify UTPD immediately at 865-974-3111. You can also notify UTPD of suspicious activity through their anonymous tip system app, UTPDTips, available for download through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

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