Crime Prevention Tips

In an emergency or to report a crime, call 911.

Security and Safety Tips:

Home…..

  • Eliminate hiding places around your home by keeping your bushes and trees well trimmed.
  • Install exterior motion detector lights to make sneaking up on your home extra difficult.
  • Make sure your doors are equipped with good locks.
  • Have peepholes installed in your front door so you can see who is there without having to open the door first.
  • Keep drapes and blinds shut – especially in rooms where there is expensive equipment.
  • Don’t leave extra keys under doormats, potted plants or any other obvious outdoor location. Thieves will generally find them.

Car…..

  • Never leave a car door unlocked or a window or sunroof open (even when just going into a shop for a moment or two).
  • Avoid leaving anything in your car, whether valuable or not, particularly when it’s parked overnight.
  • Try to park in a well-lit, open location.
  • Lock your car and remove the keys.

Personal…..

  • Always plan ahead and work out your journey to avoid going into deserted areas.
  • Use the safest route.
  • Choose a well-lit street.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings.
  • Walk confidently and purposefully.
  • Always listen to your sixth sense.
  • If someone grabs your things, let it go – if you hang on, you could get hurt (your safety is always more important than your property).
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