Security Bulletins and Safety & Crime Prevention Tips

Security Bulletins
  • Sept. 20, 2022 - Catalytic Converter Theft (Updated Sept. 22)
    suspect vehicle

    University of New Haven police said a Dodge Charger believed to have been involved in numerous catalytic converter thefts across the state of Connecticut, and near the University on Monday, Sept. 19, has been located by Trumbull police.

    Additionally, the occupants inside the car were arrested.

    As always, if you see suspicious activity, please notify the UNH Police Department at 203-932-7014, 7070 from any campus phone, or use the LiveSafe app.

  • Sept. 8, 2022 - Theft on Campus (Updated Sept. 22)

    A man suspected of stealing a wallet and possible other items from Harugari Hall on the University of New Haven campus on Sept. 8 has been identified by police.

    According to police, following the theft, the suspect later used credit cards from the wallet at several stores in New Haven. The person shown went to Bartels Hall, Bergami Innovation Center, Kaplan Hall, and Harugari Hall.

    This incident remains under investigation by the University of New Haven Police, case #2022-44910. Univeristy police are also working with local police departments and state law enforcement agencies.

    As always, if you see suspicious activity, please report it by calling 7070 on any University phone, use the LiveSafe app, or call 203-932-7014.

    Surveillance camera photos of suspect

 

Safety & Crime Prevention Tips

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS!
If you THINK there is something wrong, there is probably something wrong.

DO NOT PROP DOORS OPEN!
This compromises the security of the entire building.

LOCK YOUR DOOR, AND PROTECT YOUR KEY!
Even when leaving for only a few minutes, lock your door, and take your key. Never hide or lend keys. Always lock your door when you or your roommates are sleeping. Do not attach your ID card to your keys.

DO NOT ALLOW STRANGERS INTO YOUR ROOM!
Find out who is at your door before you open it. University of New Haven employees carry identification -- don't be afraid to ask for it. Beware of solicitors! They are not allowed in residence halls and should be immediately reported to the University of New Haven Police Department at 203-932-7070.

AVOID RISKY BEHAVIOR!
Remember that alcohol impairs your judgment. THINK before you drink, and consider the risks BEFORE you act. The decisions you make NOW can have a significant impact on your safety and on your future.

BE ALERT TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU!
Be aware of your surroundings, and walk confidently and with determination. Avoid shortcuts in isolated areas, and walk in groups at night.

BE AWARE OF YOUR RIGHTS IN SOCIAL AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS!
Be willing to say No! if a situation becomes uncomfortable. NO MEANS NO! Unwanted physical contact is a crime! Report it immediately to the University of New Haven Police Department (203-932-7070) or to a member of the Residential Life staff.

PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY:

  • Be sure homeowner's insurance covers your property while at the University of New Haven.
  • Record serial numbers of valuable items.
  • Put an identifying number near the binding of the same page in all of your books.
  • Keep wallets, purses, checkbooks, jewelry out of sight and locked away, if possible.
  • Do not keep large sums of cash. Use the on-campus ATM or a checking account.
  • Keep track of credit cards, and report their loss immediately.