WPD tweeting to help students

WPD tweeting to help students
Officers say student should make sure to not leave valuable items in plain sight in their cars (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The spring semester is quickly coming to an end, but some college students are keeping safety at the top of their priority list.

"If I see someone infringing on their own security then I'll warn them," explained one CFCC student.

It's also a top priority for the Wilmington Police Department. With a picture and less than 100 characters, the department is tweeting daily safety tips.

The initiative is for students at Cape Fear Community College and UNCW.

"We do get quite a few calls, outside, only because of the B&E's in the area," said Benjamin Jacobs with the WPD.

Jacobs says people are breaking and entering into student's cars, and sometimes even homes, but there are things that can be done to prevent important items from being stolen.

"Keep your belongings in your house, a lot of college students keep their belongings in their cars and they don't lock their doors," explained Jacobs.

Students should also make sure to lock their doors behind them, walk in well lit areas if they are out at night, and for those of age to drink alcohol, drink responsibly.

There have only been a few tweets so far, but the goal is to help students think twice about their safety.

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