Police Give Out 300 Free Locks at University of Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz., As part of their antitheft awareness month, University of Arizona police are giving away 300 free steering wheel locks and providing campus community tips for preventing theft.

According to the Arizona Daily Wildcat, last year there were 1,168 thefts on campus, including 417 bike thefts and 63 vehicle thefts. Campus police hope to reduce that number by handing out locks, having bike registration drives and educating students on how to prevent identify theft, as well as the theft of personal items, bikes and cars.

People who register with the Arizona Auto Theft Authority for the Watch Your Car Program receive a free steering wheel lock when they come into the department. They will also receive a decal to put in their front and rear vehicle windows. If police see a vehicle with that decal being driven between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., they can pull the car over to verify driver ownership.

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