University of Illinois Police Department Welcome To Summer Registration 2006
The U of I Police Department • 55 Sworn Police Officers including • K-9 Officers • Motorcycle Officers • Bicycle Officers and • More….visit our website www.dps.uiuc.edu
University Buildings or Residence Halls • Dial 9-911 Other certified housing or around campus • Dial 911 Non-Emergency calls to the police department • 333-1216 Emergency Phone Locations • Elevators • Outside on round kiosks with blue lights on top of them • Parking Garages • Bus shelters
Theft is our #1 reported crime on campus High Theft Areas • Illini Union • Libraries • Gymnasiums • Residence Halls • Students tend to lay things around in these areas and there is a lot of public traffic. • From Jan-Dec 2005, $435,053.00 (an increase of $184,197.00 from a year ago) worth of property was stolen from the UI campus area. Most of this total is taken from students and employees.
Guard against Theft • Always lock windows and doors, even in Residence Halls. • Don’t leave items unattended. • Don’t leave expensive items visible in your vehicle. • Report suspicious activity to 911 – our job is to respond to these calls!
Assault and Battery • Be Smart !!! Be Aware !!! Don’t be a victim !!! • Walk in well-lit areas • Try to walk with others in a group • E-phone locations • Once again, report suspicious activity to 911
Many Crimes on campus are Alcohol Related • Fights • Criminal Damage to Property • Underage Drinking • Fake ID’s • Public Urination • Carrying Open Alcohol • These crimes are violations of the Student Code of Conduct. • You could be charged with one of crimes in state court. • The City of Champaign also has monetary fines for many of these violations. • Stop by our table and pick up a flyer on city fines. These fines range from $145 - $290.
Each officer is assigned to a focus area such as traffic, housing, quad, North, Central and South campus • Housing officers spend time in the residence halls giving safety presentations, doing walk-throughs with staff, and interior/exterior patrol • It would not be unusual for you to see officers in University Buildings at all hours of the day and night. Officers are there for you to talk with. www.dps.uiuc.edu
Traffic • Due to the amount of vehicular traffic on campus and the lack of parking spaces available, it is actually much easier to get to class by walking, taking the bus, or riding your bike. • If you are going to bring a bike to campus, make sure it is an inexpensive one with a good U-lock.
Speed limit is generally 25 mph and is strictly enforced at all hours by University and City Police. Speeding ticket $75.00. • Pedestrian traffic is very heavy during the day. • Parking near classrooms is very hard to find. • Parking tickets can be up to $30.00. • Drivers need to be aware of pedestrian and bike traffic. Having a car on campus is very expensive. • Pedestrians should obey traffic laws such as crossing the street only at intersections. Jaywalking ticket $75.00.
Pedestrian Safety • Campus is a High Traffic area especially between 8 am – 5 pm M-F. • Pedestrians should obey traffic laws such as crossing the street only at intersections. Jaywalking ticket $75.00. BE AWARE • Headphones, cellular phones, etc… • Alcohol • Automobile vs. Pedestrian = Injury or Death www.dps.uiuc.edu
Don’t be Dead Right !!!!!!! • LOOK BOTH WAYS, then LOOK AGAIN • & AGAIN • & AGAIN • & AGAIN& …… • Stay Alert……………………….Stay Alive
Safe – Rides is sponsored by the Mass Transit District (MTD) • You call them and they pick you up at the front door. • Must show your student ID. • Again, stop by our booth and pick up literature on the Safe-Rides program. www.dps.uiuc.edu
Student Patrol Program • Walking escorts: Th-Sat – 9 pm – 2 am • Call the University Police Dept. for this service. • Act as extra security in conjunction with local police agencies. • Student Patrol Officers are hired from among the student body.
Police Department’s website www.dps.uiuc.edu Information on: Self Defense Classes Focus Area Officers Crime Statistics Community Policing Information for Parents