Midland College PD Crime Prevention
Emergency: 911 MCPD: (432) 685-4734
The mission of the Midland College Police Department is to maintain a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. It is our goal to assist you in any way possible. Your safety is of great importance to us. In keeping with this mission we provide many services to the public.
Do you want to prevent crime but feel as though you don’t know where to start? Here are five simple steps you can take right now to prevent crime and increase your safety.
Keep belongings out of sight when you park your car
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 to place valuables out of sight, and thus out of the mind of a criminal. In addition, you should always roll up car windows, lock all doors, and take your keys with you.
Use a two-lock locking system to secure your bicycle on campus
Bicycle thefts are not uncommon on U.S. college campuses. Two locks take twice the time, tools and manpower for a potential thief to defeat. The primary lock should be a U-shaped lock that uses a flat key, and the secondary lock a self-locking cable.
Pre-program MCPD’s number into your cell phone: (432) 685-4734
MCPD’s goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff members, and visitors. Never hesitate to report suspicious activity and consider putting this number on speed dial in case of emergencies.
Avoid sleeping in public areas
The majority of crimes are crimes of opportunity, in which victims lack general awareness. Sleeping in common areas around campus, such as the Student Center or the LRC, provides criminals an opportunity to take advantage of exhausted students. If you must rest your eyes, wrap your arms around your belongings or keep your belongings under your head like a pillow.
Permission to reproduce these protocols was granted by University of Texas Police Department in Austin, Texas.
The mission of the Midland College Police Department is to maintain a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors.
Room 136, Scharbauer Student Center
MC Main Campus, 3600 North Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Phone: 432-685-4734 or (Emergency 432-685-4911)