Crime Prevention Tips

Crime Prevention Tips

Prevent thieves from stealing items left in your car:
  • Park in a locked garage.  
  • Remove valuables from your vehicle.  
  • Keep vehicles locked.  
  • If you must keep items in your car;  
    • Place items in the trunk before you reach your destination.  
    • Keep items hidden and out of view.  
Protect your name and identity. Prevent identity theft from happening to you:
  • Protect your name, date of birth, and social security number;  
    • Remember these three items are the identity gold standard.  
  • DO NOT carry your social security number on your person.  
  • DO NOT disclose personal information to anyone unless;  
    • You know who you are giving it to.  
    • You know the purpose for the disclosure.  
  • Never give personal information to anyone who calls and demands it.  
  • Keep vehicles locked.  
  • Never give personal information to anyone who solicits it on-line.  
Your home should be a safe haven. Protect your home from invaders:
  • Keep all sides of your home well lit.  
  • Keep foliage and shrubs well trimmed.  
  • Bring in mail, newspapers, and garbage cans in a timely manner.  
  • Get an alarm system and use it.  
  • Join Neighborhood Watch.