Midland College PD Crime Prevention Theft 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.
Theft is the most common crime on college campuses. MCPD encourages you to actively prevent crime by taking the following steps.
Mark your property with your ID/driver’s license number
Be sure to write this number along the spine of the same page in all your text books. This makes your belongings less appealing to thieves, and raises the chances of having your property returned to you if stolen. Call the department at (432) 685-4734 to learn more about property engraving.
Never leave your laptop unattended
Even if your laptop is labeled with your state-issued ID and secured with a cable lock, it is still a tempting, easy item to steal. So, always take your laptop with you when you go to the bathroom in the library or leave your table to buy a soda in the student union.
Keep doors and windows to your dorm/apartment locked at all times
You should even keep doors and windows locked while you’re at home. Also, try to create the appearance that someone is home 24/7 by leaving at least one light and a radio/noise-maker on all the time. You can even purchase an electric timer and set it up to turn your stereo, TV, and lights on and off at set times.
Don’t leave valuables in your car
Especially don’t leave things where they are visible; drape a towel over your dashboard to hide your car stereo’s brand, and conceal anything else you have to leave in your car inside a compartment, or beneath thick blankets that disguise the item’s shape. Also, consider using a steering-wheel lock and installing a “kill switch,” and remember to always keep car windows and doors rolled up and locked.
Secure your bicycle
Always secure your bike with two locks: use an independently locking cable lock and a U-lock (U-locks with a flat key instead of a round key are safest). You should secure the frame and front wheel to a bicycle rack with the U-lock, and thread the cable lock through your rear wheel and other accessories.
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 432-686-4911