University Police Department

Vehicle Theft Prevention

All U.S. cities experience auto theft problems. Historically motor vehicle thefts have been primarily limited to carts on campus.

To protect your vehicle you should: 

  • LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS
  • CONSIDER INSTALLING AN ALARM
  • INSTALL AN IGNITION OR GAS PUMP CUT-OFF
  • USE A STEERING WHEEL LOCKING DEVICE
  • PARK IN WELL LIT AREAS
  • CHECK THE CONDITION OF YOUR VEHICLE ON A DAILY BASIS

Thefts from vehicles are also a problem. This takes place when an individual uses their car as an auxiliary locker, office, or storage facility. Property left in plain sight is an invitation to a thief to steal. The window gets broken out. The property gets removed, and the thief is quickly gone. The solutions are simple.

  • Do not leave anything of value in plain sight in your vehicle.
  • Place property in the trunk.
  • If you have a hatchback or a similar type vehicle place all property nearest the back, then cover it with an old blanket.

Always roll up your windows and lock you car when you leave it.

Police Department  police@umhb.edu
Address:  900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8350, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-5555 | Non-emergency: (254) 295-4587