Steps You Can Take to Prevent Crime
Do you want to prevent crime but feel as though you don't know where to start? Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent crime and increase your safety.
- Preprogram CTX PD's number into your cell phone: 512-313-3311
- CTX PD goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Never hesitate to report suspicious activity and consider putting this number on speed dial in case of emergencies.
- Never jog or walk alone, especially after dark.
- Call 512-313-3311 and police/security personnel will meet you anywhere on campus and escort you to your destination.
- Take all valuables (for example: purses, money, GPS machines, etc.) out of vehicles
- Remember property thefts are the number one crime at the university, but many of these crimes can be averted when you eliminate temptation. Make sure you always roll up car windows, lock all doors, and take your keys with you.
- Lock your hall, apartment, or office door ANYTIME you leave
- Most thefts and burglaries from rooms or offices occur when the occupant was only gone a few minutes.
Below are some guidelines to assist you in preventing crime and increase your safety or property:
- Bicycle Registration Form
- Fire Safety Guidelines
- Property Inventory Form
- Safety Guidelines
- Safety Protocol
- Travel Checklist/Guidelines
Sex Offender Registration Information
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the CTX Police Department is providing a link to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry. The link is listed below to your convenience.
View the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry
This Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.
The Act also requires sex offenders who are required to register in the State, to provide notice of each institution of higher education in the State at which the offender is employed, enrolled or carries on a vocation.
In the State of Texas, convicted sex offenders are required to register with the local municipal or county law enforcement agency that holds primary jurisdiction for the area in which the offender lives. Local agencies then submit this information to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Crime Records Division, Austin Texas.
In October of each year, CTX PD sponsors safety month to increase students, faculty, staff and visitors awareness of ways to prevent crime and safety. During this month, we do present information on topics that affect the University community.
Remember: The best way to solve crime is to prevent crime. Do your part in keeping our campus safe. Report all suspicious activity.