Crime Prevention

At Home

Do not keep large amounts of money or other valuables at home.
Lock outside doors at all times, even when you are on the premises.
Do not open the door to strangers.
Install dead bolts
When you move into a new house or apartment, have new locks installed.
Check door moldings for tight fit.
Doors should be hinged so no pins can be removed from outside.
Replace locks with the double-cylinder type (which also need keys on the inside), particularly doors with glass panels.
Keep garage and tool shed locked.
Remove all obstructions in your yard that could conceal a burglar breaking into your house.

Away From Home

  • Purchase a timer to switch lights on and off.
  • Arrange to have mail, milk and newspaper deliveries discontinued or taken care of by a responsible neighbor.
  • Inform neighbors and local police of your traveling plans so that special attention will be paid to your home.
  • Help The Police
  • Write down the license numbers of vehicles used by suspicious persons in your neighborhood.
  • Keep an inventory of valuables so you will know immediately if anything is missing. Include photographs of jewels and serial numbers of other costly items.
D.A.R.E. Web site
Neighborhood Watch