WVU issues community notice for burglary, reminder to lock doors | Today

Anyone who thinks they are in danger should call 911 immediately.

· If you witness a potentially dangerous situation or a crime, call 911 or WVUPD.

· Download WVU’s LiveSafe app.

· Inspect locks on doors, windows and other applicable areas to ensure they are working effectively.

· Do not admit strangers to a hall of residence, apartment or house. Limit the amount of personal information posted online. Never leave notes on an outside door saying you’re going out for the night or out of town.

· Be sure to lock windows, doors and vehicles when you are away or not actively supervising them.

· Do not leave spare keys in places accessible to others.

· Do not leave valuables unattended or within sight inside your vehicle.

· Make sure your vehicle is locked when you leave it unattended.

If you lose your key or ID, report it immediately so that locks can be changed and access to ID is suspended until a new ID is available. issued.

· If confronted, cooperate. Give the criminal what he asks for – wallet, keys, jewelry, credit cards, deed. Your life is worth more than replaceable goods. Don’t make any sudden moves or try to apprehend the criminal yourself. Focus on memorizing a description and call the police immediately.

· Always be aware of your surroundings.

· Mark and record serial numbers of electronic devices and other valuables.

· If you are being harassed or attacked, yell and try to run to safety.

· Know your neighborhood. Identify police and fire stations, libraries, emergency telephones, and the hours of operation of local shops and restaurants.

West Virginia University Resources:

· WVU Police Department – ​​911 | 304-293-2677 | 304-293-3136


WVU Carruth Center – 304-293-4431

WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – 304-293-5600

WVU Office of Student Conduct – 304-293-8111

WVU Teacher Assistance Program – 304-293-5590

WVU Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center – 304-292-5100

WVU Office of University and Community Life – 304-293-5611

WVU Student Health Service – 304-285-7200

WVU Division of Student Life – 304-293-5811

Health, safety, preparedness and training resources are posted on security.wvu.edu and also available on police.wvu.edu.

Students and employees are encouraged to follow the WVU Safety and Wellbeing Facebook page and @WVUsafety on Twitter.

A community notice is part of WVU three-level emergency notification system used to improve student and employee safety and provide useful information to the community.



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304-293-3990; [email protected]

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