Letter to the Editor: Be Comet Safe!


The UT Dallas Police Department would like to encourage our electric scooter and bicycle owners to follow the following recommendations in regard to securing your property to prevent theft.

  • If you own an electric scooter, when possible, keep the scooter with you but do not ride inside of the buildings.   
  • When locking a bicycle or scooter at an approved rack, use a metal U-Shape style lock, sometimes referred as “D-Locks.”  A cable lock can be cut very quickly with bolt cutters. 
  • If you reside inside of a campus apartment, when possible, secure your bicycle inside the apartment. 
  • Always have your serial number and model information available if needed to file a police report. 
  • If you observe anyone cutting and removing a lock from a bicycle or scooter, and the person is not wearing a UTD uniform, please contact the police department immediately.  
  • UT Dallas Crime Prevention Unit provides etching pens available free of charge to engrave your identifying information onto your property.  Contact Crime Prevention at 972-883-4322 or at Spig@utdallas.edu to set up an appointment to etch your property.   

Let’s be Comet Safe by working together!  


The University of Texas at Dallas 

800 W Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080 

Phone 972-883-2331 | Fax 972-883-2374 


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