Crime Prevention Tips

Be Safe At Home
  • Use effective perimeter barriers (fencing, shrubbery)
  • Use good quality locks (deadbolts)
  • Use tools and technology (alarm systems, video surveillance systems, cell phones, electronic locks)
  • Use community resources (Neighborhood Crimewatch)
  • Use common sense

Be Safe on the Street
  • Never leave the keys in your vehicle
  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Use anti-theft devices on your vehicle

Personal Safety
  • Stay alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid dark or vacant areas
  • Use the buddy system
  • Know your neighbors and your neighborhood
  • Don't flaunt large amounts of money or expensive items
  • Walk facing traffic
  • Carry emergency money for phone calls or cabs
  • Never hitchhike
  • Take a basic self-defense class
  • Carry a loud whistle and use it if you feel you're in danger
  • Don't let strangers into your home without identifying them to your satisfaction
  • Teach your children basic safety rules
  • Report suspicious activity and persons to the police
  • Don't drink and drive