Crime Prevention


The following documents from the Miami University Police are available online; they require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print:

This online version of our pamphlet provides ten simple ways to prevent crime, as well as outlining the various crime prevention services available from the University Police. Crime Prevention Tips and Services

This sheet provides important information about this frightening new drug, dubbed "the date rape pill," and also offers tips to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of it. Facts Concerning Rohypnol

Police Pointers

Below are seven articles that were originally written as a guest column for a monthly employee newsletter on campus, and a complete list of the weekly "Police Pointers" crime prevention tips displayed around campus.

Traveling Alone

Safety in the Parking Lot

Safety at Work

Preventing Theft

Suspicious People


Workplace Violence

Complete list of weekly crime prevention tips


In addition to these on line documents, a thirty minute video, Safe and Sound, is also available to faculty, staff, and students. The video presents much of the same information as the pamphlets and is especially geared toward incoming students. To borrow a copy, stop by the Miami University Police station or the Oxford Police station (uptown). Copies of the video can also be borrowed (at no cost) from Lane Public Library, King Library, all campus residence halls, and most local video rental establishments.

Campus Safety VIDEO TIP

Unlocked Doors

This lighthearted video from Ohio State University illustrates danger of unlocked doors. Miami University Police encourage everyone on campus and off to lock their doors to help prevent theft. You can make a difference by eliminating the opportunity for a theft to occur.

Last year, there were 13 Campus Crime Alerts issued for burglaries. In all but one case, the door was unlocked. There were 173 theft offenses reported to Miami University Police. Please help do your part to prevent criminal activity.