Crime Prevention Tips 



At Home:picture of a persons shadow on a wall

  • Keep doors and windows locked
  • Keep your home well lit at night, both inside and outside
  • Keep curtains closed at night
  • Install a peephole in front door
  • Don’t leave notes on your door when you are gone
  • Don’t hide keys outside your home (under doormat or under a rock, etc.)
  • Ask for proper identification before opening your door to a stranger 

While You’re Out:

  • Go with friends or family, not alone
  • Carry your purse close to your body
  • Don’t carry excess credit cards or cash
  • Use direct deposit for checks
  • Be particularly alert in parking lots & garages
  • Do not carry weapons
  • Trust your instincts 

In Your Car:

  • Keep your gas tank full and your engine properly maintained to avoid breakdowns
  • Lock your car doors & keep windows closed
  • Lock packages & other valuables in the trunk
  • Check the front & back seat before entering your car
  • If your car breaks down, pull over to the right as far as possible, raise the hood of your car and wait inside the car for help to arrive

Watch Out For Con Artists:

  • Don’t fall for anything that sounds too good to be true
  • Never give personal information over the telephone unless you initiate the call
  • Don’t let anyone rush you into signing for something
  • Beware of offers to recover lost money 


If you arrive at home and suspect a stranger may be inside, DO NOT GO IN. Instead, leave quietly and CALL 911

If you are attacked on the street, make as much noise as possible by calling for help or blowing a whistle.  DO NOT pursue your attacker. CALL 911. 

If you suspect you have been swindled or conned, REPORT THE CRIME to your local law enforcement office.   







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