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Lock It or Lose It!

Tuesday, April 22 2014

The School of Criminal Justice at the Univ. of Central Oklahoma has partnered with the Stillwater PD, OSU PD, and the Payne County District Attorney to reduce the loss of valuable property resulting from auto burglary in Stillwater. Through a grant obtained by Dr. DeWade Langley and Dr. Don Mizell of UCO's School of Criminal Justice, and utilizing a sophisticated computer program known as the Automated Tactical Analysis of Crime (ATAC), analysis was completed and a campaign developed to address this growing crime problem. This campaign is intended to help target a number of crime hotspots that are experiencing a high incidence of auto burglary. The campaign is called "Lock it or Lose it," and is designed to remind residents to lock their vehicles, and hide or remove their possessions from their vehicles. The operation will consist of changes in police patrols, information cards distributed by officers during these patrols, door hangers distributed by the Boy Scouts of America, neighborhood informational signage, and finally, TV. radio, and social media.