Friday, July 29, 2011

Be Safe And Secure!

Beware of Burglars

Police officers are on the continuous lookout for crimes and suspicious activity that may occur in your area. The problem of Burglary is a growing concern and we need your help in combating this crime of opportunity. Basic security precautions can significantly reduce the crime of Burglary. By being security conscious and using simple steps to secure your home or apartment, the number of criminal incidents can be greatly reduced. Thank you for your time and cooperation in making our neighborhood a safer place to live and work.

For more information on Burglary Prevention or other crime prevention information, contact the Chicago Police Department Preventive Programs North Unit at (312) 745-5838.

How Can You Prevent Burglary?
  • Close and lock all entrance doors
  • Use strong locks and solid doors
  • Reinforce door frames
  • Close and lock all windows
  • Keep all areas well lighted
  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed
  • Keep security gates closed
  • Be observant
  • Call the police (911) on suspicious persons
  • When on vacation...
* Use Automatic Timers for Lights and Radio
* Lower the tone or shut off your telephone ringer
* Leave your drapes or blinds open
Have a trusted neighbor do the following: Pick up your mail and newspaper, use your garbage cans, visit your residence each day, and check entrance doors and windows

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