Safety Tips



  • Keep exterior lights on at night in the both front and back—a dark entryway makes it easier for intruders to go undetected.
  • Keep windows and door secured, including upper level windows. Don’t make yourself an easy target. Evaluate the spaces around your windows to make sure you aren’t providing easy access to higher entry points.
  • Know your neighbors and watch out for people that don’t belong. Call 911 for any suspicious activity on your blocks and alley ways. If you are not comfortable having an officer come to your home and want to know there was a response you can request the officer call you from the car.
  • Always call 911 for something you want an officer to respond to, you will get a response, but know they prioritize calls, so it may not be right away.
  • If you are a victim of a car break in or other theft, file a police report and also send the information to so we can track and follow up with the SEPD for any additional need for further resources.
  • If you call the police for an incident and the responding officer does not want to write a report, request to speak to a supervisor who will ensure this is done.
  • Don’t walk the streets distracted, talking on the phone, texting or listening to music that doesn’t let you hear what is going on around you.
  • Travel in numbers whenever possible on well-lit routes and
  • avoid walking through alleys at night.
  • Pick up loose trash in and around your block, if it doesn’t look like we care about our neighborhood, no one else will. Being active and engaged in your community is the best deterrent to crime.

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