Home Safety

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A burglary in your home can make you feel vulnerable and violated.  Following these tips can help prevent someone from entering your home and taking your property:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked, even when you are home. Turn on your alarm if you have one.

  • Trim back bushes and trees from in front of windows and doors. They can provide a good hiding place for a burglar.

  • Don’t open the door for anyone you don’t know.

  • Notify law enforcement if you see something that doesn’t look right

  • Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Special locks are available for better security.

  • Light up your residence. Consider using sensor or motion lights.

  • If you get something expensive for your home, don’t place the packaging, like a television or stereo box, at the end of your driveway for trash pick-up.

  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch for your community

If you see anything suspicious, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300 or call 911 if it is an emergency.

Did you know...
The Crime Prevention Section can conduct a free home security survey. Call 239-252-0700 or e-mail for further information.

To learn more about crime prevention visit the National Crime Prevention Council at