DPS will be promoting theft prevention messages in residential halls this week as a part of its Crime Prevention Month efforts.
Nearly every theft from a dorm room is through an unlocked door. LOCK your room door, even if you will be gone from your room for a few minutes. Avoid leaving notes on your door saying that you are out. Also, have an agreement with your roommate that the last one to leave always closes and locks the door and verify that the door is secure before you walk away.
The best way to prevent theft is simple: keep your door secured at all times.