MUPD offering limited supply of free steering wheel locks

Marquette University Police Department has worked with Hyundai to acquire a new supply of steering wheel locks (Clubs) that will be made available for students, faculty or staff who own Kia or Hyundai cars, which have been targeted in an ongoing rash of auto thefts across the City of Milwaukee.  

Those with these vehicles interested in receiving a free steering wheel lock should contact Officer Tom Wichgers to schedule a time for pick-up by calling MUPD’s non-emergency line at (414) 288-6800, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  

Wheel locks are available on a first-come, first-served basis. MUPD is unable to reserve wheel locks.  

Students, faculty and staff will be required to bring their Marquette ID and their vehicle to the appointment.  

“Hyundai is concerned with the rise in local auto thefts of our vehicles,” Hyundai said in a statement. “We are working closely with Marquette University Police Department to support its distribution of anti-theft steering wheel locks to owners of certain Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai customers that have any questions can contact the Hyundai Consumer Assistance Center at (800) 633-5151.”  

MUPD was able to offer a limited supply of wheel locks in July. With the start of the fall semester, the department reached out to Hyundai to partner on additional inventory of automobile theft deterrents.