Trained volunteers will access the residence, multi-housing complex or business from the street, around the buildings and inside. Doors, windows, landscaping, lighting etc will be reviewed for security.
The homeowner will be requested to maintain an inventory list of engraved items to provide to the police in the event that they are stolen. A list of suggested improvements will be left with the owner. A security check is not a guarantee that the homeowner will not experience a theft but it is one more deterrent against it.
In warm weather, it is so tempting to leave doors and windows open, but you might as well roll out the welcome mat for some unwanted guests. Residents are reminded that even if you are inside your home, doors and windows should remain shut and locked, and all valuables such as laptop computers, small gaming systems and jewelry should be kept out of sight.
If you need to open windows, install window locks which prevent them from being opened far enough to gain entry, on:
If you have questions about how keep your home safe, contact Community Policing and sign up for a home security audit.