Better Bike Security On Campus13 Mar 2019
As the class of 2018/19 are now well settled into university life, dedicated police teams and security officers have been keen to make sure the students and their possessions are protected on and off campus.
One university that has been particularly proactive in ensuring that bikes are well looked after is Oxford Brookes.
Using the hashtag #SaferBrookes on Twitter, a whole range of bike marking events has been promoted to students from Freshers Week onwards, including ones offering D-locks and saddle covers warning that the bike is marked and traceable.
The university has also been making use of the ‘watching eyes’ BikeRegister deterrent warning signs which have been placed at bike parks around campus.
An officer even dressed up as a ‘cartoon’ bike thief at a recent event to highlight bike crime. This was followed (at a later date) by Thames Valley Police being called to campus to arrest the real thing.
A man was led away after attempting to steal several student bikes.
Other university police teams doing their bit to keep bike crime down include University of Derby, University of Exeter, University of Birmingham and University of Portsmouth. Officers have been running regular bike marking events at all of these sites and continue to offer bike security advice to students throughout the year.
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