Crime Prevention Tips

Keep your homes secure - This includes front door and garage, specially if you are working in the backyard. Turn outside lights on at night.

Lock your car - Most of the entries to autos involve unlocked vehicles. It is not uncommon for a thief to stroll through a neighborhood and check vehicle doors to see if they are locked. Very seldom will a thief force an entry to a vehicle. If your vehicle is locked, the thief will generally move on.

Don't leave valuables in your car - Many people do leave items of value in plain view every day. If you leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle, your vehicle is automatically a target regardless if it is locked or not. If you must leave valuable items in your car while out and about, place these items out of sight. Do not leave a spare key in your vehicle under any circumstance or you may be missing a vehicle along with the rest of your valuables.

Package Deliveries - Have a plan! Have packages delivered to your back or side door. Track your package and ask a neighbor to retrieve it shortly after delivery, or have it delivered to your work if possible.

Contact the Police Department - If you see anything suspicious, contact the Police Department right away at 414-351-9900.