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Here are a few things you can do to help keep your neighborhoods and communities safe and strong:

Basic Crime Prevention IS Homeland Security:  

  • Join a Neighborhood Watch or find out from your local police or sheriff's department how to organize one.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.  Get to know your neighbors at home and while traveling.  Be on the lookout for suspicious activities such as unusual behavior in your neighborhood.
  • Develop an emergency plan for your neighborhood including emergency services, their phone numbers and addresses.
  • Take what you hear seriously.  If you hear or know of someone planning to harm neighbors or the community in any way, report it to law enforcement immediately.
  • If crime is a problem in your area, consider a citizen patrol- residents who walk, or drive, around the neighborhood and use CB radios to report crime or suspicious activities to law enforcement.

Neighborhood Involvement:  Neighbors are a key source in ensuring your home and other property remains safe and secure.  By getting to know neighbors, you are more inclined to look out for one another.

  • Let neighbors know when you go out of town so they can watch your house or apartment.  Return the favor when they go away.
  • Join a Neighborhood Watch Group or find out from your police or sheriff's department how to organize one.
  • If crime is a problem in your area, consider a citizen patrol- residents who walk, or drive, around the neighborhood and use CB radios to report crime or suspicious activities to law enforcement.
  • Designate your home as a "McGruff House", a place where neighborhood children can go when they feel unsafe.
  • Organize a neighborhood get-together where neighbors can go to one place for a meet-and-greet.
  • Form a citizen corps in the community to create awareness on developing citizen councils.