The University IN THE EVENT OF A FALSE ALARM... of Arizona 1. Have an employee make contact with an officer outside the premises. Police 2. Have the person exit the premises slowly, identify himself or herself and obey the Department officer’s instructions. 3. Have that person present identification to the officer. A report over the phone is only a Partners with our partial verification and an officer must make contact to insure no robbery is in progress. Community When the officer is satisfied that the alarm is false, the investigation is concluded. This is the same procedure that will be followed Robbery during an actual alarm situation. d The University of Arizona Prevention an HAVE YOU HAD A SECURITY SURVEY Police Department 1852 E. 1st Street Procedures OF YOUR AREA ? (520) 621-UAPD If you would like a survey, contact Officer Chris www.uapd.arizona.edu Scheopner or Officer Frank Romero, University of Arizona Police Department Crime Prevention Specialists. 621-4219. To report an emergency or any suspicious activity, contact the police. Dial 9-1-1. 1852 E. 1st Street (520) 621-UAPD (8273) Revised 02/05 www.uapd.arizona.edu Personal safety is always the most important WHAT TO DO AFTER THE ROBBERY ROBBERY PREVENTION consideration when planning how to react to a 1. Call the Police 9-1-1 AND PROCEDURES robbery. • Call as soon as the robbers leave the There are numerous potential areas on campus in premises. which a robbery may occur. These areas include, WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE ROBBED • In the event you cannot talk, leave the but are not limited to, the Bursar’s Office, athletic phone off the hook. ticket office, campus bookstore, parking office, Have an action plan 2. Don’t chase the robber. copy centers, food service operations, garage • Remain calm 3. Lock the doors. Allow no one in except the cashiers, banking centers, etc. The potential for a Above all, take no action which would jeopardize police. robbery extends to any place on campus where your personal safety! If the robber displays a 4. What to say to the police dispatcher there is or thought to be large or significant firearm, consider it to be loaded. If the robber • Report the type of crime. amounts of money. Implies he has a weapon, believe it. Cooperate • Report the location. with the robber. You may be deprived of money • Was anyone injured? The University of Arizona Police Department or property, but you could save your life and the • There will be a short pause while the extends training to employees who work at life of those around you. dispatcher transmits the alarm to the commercial sites on campus where a robbery • Do not Resist. mobile police units. Stay on the line. could potentially take place. Training focuses on preventing armed robberies and how to react Cooperate with the robber, but do not volunteer You will be asked for further details. during an armed robbery. to do anything other than what the robber asks. • The exact time the robber left. If they ask for the money in the drawer or your • The kind of weapon used. wallet, don’t volunteer money that may be • Direction of travel of the robber. stored in another location. • Description of the getaway vehicle or WHAT IS ROBBERY? • Know your escape routes. method of escape. • Explain your movements. • Description of the robber. Robbery: A person commits robbery if in the course If you must put your hands in your pockets or • Description of clothing. of taking any property of another against their will, reach under a counter for a key or a bag or • Description of money or articles taken. such person threatens or uses force with the intent make any other move which the robber might to coerce surrender of property or to prevent • How the robber carried the loot (bag, question, explain why. coat, pocket, etc.) resistance to such person taking or retaining the • Carefully observe the physical characteristics of property. 5. Ask all witnesses to stay until the police arrive. the robber Aggravated Robbery: robbery committed by two or This will usually be just a matter of minutes. If If more than one robber is involved, study the more persons. they cannot remain, get their name, address closest one. Don’t try to observe all of them in Armed robbery: During the course of robbery: and telephone number so the police can contact detail. 1. Person is armed with deadly weapon or a them later. • Note the type of weapon used. simulated deadly weapon. 6. Protect the scene of the crime. Don’t touch any Did the robber use a knife? A gun? A rifle? A articles or areas that were touched or left by the 2. Person uses or threatens to use a deadly pistol? weapon or dangerous instrument or simulated robber. If the robber used a written note • How to view the robber. demanding money, carefully place the note deadly weapon. An armed robber is a bundle of nerves and that Armed Robbery is a violent crime which takes aside or in a plastic sack or paper bag. Be is what makes them dangerous. They may be careful to preserve the area exactly as it was left place in the presence of the victim. It has become under the influence of drugs or alcohol. one of the most rapidly rising crimes of violence. by the robber to avoid destroying fingerprints or • Call the police if possible. evidence. If you are unable to talk, do not hang up. Police 7. Do not discuss the robbery. Do not will be dispatched to your location. “compare notes” with others. Immediately after Police look upon robbery as one of the most dangerous crimes because of the use of force, the the incident, write down the pertinent details The overriding concern in dealing with you observed and heard so they will not be nervous demeanor of the robber and foolish acts robberies is to minimize the possibility of forgotten. of heroism by victims that can result in brutal attacks, serious injuries, and even death. injury. Cash can be recovered, a life cannot. 8. When the police arrive, utilize the same procedure as noted under false alarms on the next page.