Home & Personal Safety

 

 

HOME & APARTMENT SECURITY

 

Learn about home and apartment break-ins, what thieves are after in our neighborhood and ways to secure your home or apartment.  Click here for Home Security Tips!

 

Personal Property Identification Record

Print and fill out this important document to record your valuables.  In case of theft (or fire), it will be useful for filing the police report and for insurance purposes.  Keep in a secure location like a safe that is bolted to a floor/closet wall or a safety deposit box in a bank. 

 

 

 

PERSONAL SAFETY

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS:  Being safe requires making wise personal choices that help prevent you from becoming a victim of crime.  Follow this list of tips for adults on staying safe while out of the house.

Protect Yourself from Violent Crime

Streetwise: The Way to Be

SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS: Check out these informative articles to keep your kids safe

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

What to Teach Kids about Strangers

Leaving Kids Home Alone

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS/TEENSCheck out these informative safety articles for teens/children

A Teenager’s Guide to Protecting Portable Property

Online Safety Tips for Teens

McGruff the Crime Dog’s Website is a fantastic resource for kids with interactive videos and games.  Topics include bullying, online safety, strangers, home safety, school safety, and what to do in an emergency.

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS: Want to conquer fear and prevent crime?  Take these common sense precautions...check out these informative articles from the National Crime Prevention Council:

Safer Seniors

Use Common Sense to Spot a Con

Avoiding Investment Scams Alert

Senior Citizens Against Crime

 

Sources:  National Crime Prevention Council

McGruff.org

 

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