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Security Safety Tips

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Crime Prevention TipsNow that the weather is turning colder and the nights are getting longer, neighbors are not outdoors as much as during the summer months, so it may be worth repeating a few safety tips regarding the security of our homes and vehicles. The majority of the crimes committed in Corn Hill are crimes of opportunity – due to unlocked garages and cars, unlit homes, and valuables left out in the open.

The solution is simple – remove valuables from cars and porches, lock your garage and vehicle doors and light up your homes! It only takes a few minutes to spare yourselves an unfortunate and inconvenient theft.

Recent PAC-TAC night patrols have observed that many stretches of the neighborhood are literally in the dark. Few residents’ front door or back porch lights are turned on, and when that is the case for several homes in a row, it is very noticeable! What a simple and inexpensive way to deter crime….just turn on the lights!! Motion lights are also a great way to send potential thieves elsewhere, especially in our carriage lanes and shared parking lots.

It is also important to keep an eye on our neighbors’ homes and property. If you know a neighbor is away on a vacation or short trip, be sure to check on their home, yard, and garage each day to see if you notice anything out of the ordinary. Offer to take in any newspapers or packages that may be delivered, rather than let them sit out on a porch or front step.

Always call 911 if you see anything suspicious. If you realize a crime has occurred, call 311 and make a report. The police use this information to identify patterns of crime and deploy resources to combat it.

Let’s work to keep ourselves and each other safe!