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Things you can do

  • Lock your purse, wallet or other personal belongings in the desk when leaving for lunch or breaks, and take the key with you.
  • Take your purse, wallet, keys or any medications you might need with you during a building evacuation.
  • Lock up valuables when leaving for the day, both personal property and state property.
  • If a crime occurs in your work area, leave the area alone in case evidence can be obtained.
  • Call the police IMMEDIATELY to report larcenies that occur in your workplace.

Things you shouldn’t do

  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight.
  • Don’t make it known that you leave cash in your desk or office.
  • Don’t leave cash in your desk or office if you don’t have to.

The majority of larcenies from state office buildings are preventable.