The primary responsibility for the programs and services of the Crime Prevention Unit rests with Sergeant Andrew Turco. The goal of the Unit is to increase community awareness about the risk of campus crime and victimization and to generate a sense of responsibility within every individual to take reasonable steps to reduce that risk.

The Crime Prevention Unit helps educate MIT community members on preventing crime to property, their identity, and themselves. At the beginning of each school year, the unit distributes crime prevention information to incoming freshmen.

The unit also conducts security surveys for dorms, laboratories, and offices, and presents seminars for students and employees on topics such as "Streetwise and Safe." Throughout the year, members of the community are provided with courses on safety issues.

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