Crime Prevention Tips
If you were locked out of your house, would you still be able to get in? Maybe you keep an unlocked window in the back, or a hidden key in your mailbox or on top of a window ledge.
You may think this is a good idea, but guess what? If you can break in, so can a burglar!
One out of ten homes will be burglarized this year. For a small amount of time and money you can make your home more secure and reduce your chances of being a victim.
Many burglars will spend no longer than 60 seconds trying to break into a home. Good locks - and good neighbors who watch out for each other - can be big deterrents to burglars.
Check the Locks
Did you know that in almost half of all completed residential burglaries, thieves simply breezed in through unlocked doors or crawled through unlocked windows?
Check the Doors
A lock on a flimsy door is about as effective as locking your car door but leaving the window down.
Check the Outside
Look at your house from the outside. Make sure you know the following tips.
Consider an Alarm
Alarms can be a good investment, especially if you have many valuables in your home, or live in an isolated area or one with a history of break-ins.
Burglars Do More Than Steal
Burglars can commit rape, robbery, and assault if they are surprised by someone coming home or pick a home that is occupied.
There's More You Can Do
Test Your "Street Smarts" IQ: Do you…
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you need to change a few habits. Even if you answered "no" and made a perfect score, read on. Spend a few minutes now to prevent trouble later.
Basic Street Sense
On Buses and Subways
If Someone Tries To Rob You
Auto Theft: Don't Make It Easy for a Thief To Steal Your Wheels
One vehicle is stolen every 20 seconds in the United States. Stolen cars, vans, trucks, and motorcycles cost victims time and money - and increase everyone's insurance premiums. They're also often used to commit other crimes.
The Basic Prevention Policy
If you would like more information or would like to have an officer conduct a security assessment of your home, you may call the police department or contact us by e-mail