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Crime Prevention Tips

JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Emergencies: call 911

Business: 360-385-3831

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm M-F

Patrol Hours: 24/7/365

 

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:

Never open your door automatically. Install and use a peephole (or an existing window).

Lock your doors and windows (about three quarters of burglaries involve unlocked doors and windows). Keep your garage doors locked.

Keep an eye on your neighborhood.  A concerned neighbor is most often the best protection against crime because suspicious persons and activities are readily noticed. You know what is out of place.

Don't leave notes on the door when going out.

Leave lights on when going out at night; use a timer to turn lights on and off when you are away for an extended period.

Notify neighbors and the police when going away on a trip. Cancel deliveries such as newspapers and arrange for someone- a neighbor's child, perhaps- to mow the lawn if need be. Arrange for your mail to be held by the Post Office, or ask a neighbor to collect it for you.

Keep an inventory with serial numbers and photographs of appliances, antiques, firearms, furniture, and other valuable items. Leave copies in a safe place (maybe not in a safe, it may be stolen).

Don't hesitate to report crime or suspicious activities. Install deadbolt locks on all your doors and use them.

Keep your home well-lit at night, inside and out; keep curtains closed.

Ask for proper identification from delivery persons or strangers. Don't be afraid of asking. If they are legitimate they won't mind.

If a stranger asks to use your telephone, offer to place the call for him or her yourself. Never let a stranger into your home. Do not hide your keys under the mat or in otherconspicuous places.

Never give out information over the phone indicating you are alone or that you won't be home at a certain time.

If you arrive at home and suspect a stranger may be inside, DON'T GO IN. Leave quietly and call 911 to report the crime.