Crime Prevention Tips

January 24, 2020





We have been receiving an influx in home burglaries throughout the city. With that in mind, here are three main safety tips to help you prevent becoming a victim.

- Always make sure to close and lock all doors and windows before leaving the house, even if you only plan to be gone a few minutes.
- DO NOT leave a spare key out in common hiding places such as under the floor mat, pot, or rocks.
- If you have a swamp cooler, or air conditioning unit in a window, remember to place a nail or pin into the frame, to prevent it from lifting.

- Consider installing motion activated lighting for your front and back yards.
- Do not leave tools or ladders easily accessible.
- It is a smart idea to plant thorny bushes or shrubs beneath first floor windows to prevent easy access.
- Do not advertise to burglars by leaving big boxes visible (i.e the flat screen TV box). Break down the boxes to fit inside your trash bins.

- If you plan to leave on a vacation, call Palmdale Station at (661) 272 2400, and request a patrol check. This will notify the deputies of your absence from the residence, and they will conduct checks to ensure everything is safe and untouched.
- Start a Neighborhood Watch, this will help you get to know your neighbors.

Always remember "If you see something, say something!"


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