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Released: 6/28/2010 Who do I contact? Dan Grubb
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
Police Offer General Crime Prevention Tips
  The Fayetteville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Specialists would like to offer the following public safety tips to help the general public avoid becoming a victim of breaking and entering crimes, which often increase during the summer months. Please observe the following questions regarding your property. For your home:
  • Are all doors locked at night and every time you leave the home?
  • Is there a Charlie bar on your glass sliding door?
  • Is your alarm set when you leave or set if you are in the home for the day?
  • Are there dark areas around your home during daylight hours? They will be darker at night.
  • Are shrubs and bushes trimmed so there is no place for someone to hide?
  • Do you turn on outside lighting at night?
  • Is your line of sight blocked by trees or shrubbery?
  • Is outdoor lighting adequate?
  • Do you have TVs, gaming consoles, computers or any other valuables in plain sight near a window or glass door?
  • Do you have proper window coverings to keep what is inside your home from plain sight to potential burglars?
  • Have you inscribed your electronics with an identifying number and inventoried your home including pictures and placed this information in a safe place?
  • Have you inventoried your purse/wallet and removed unnecessary identifying information (birth certificates, social security cards)?
  • Have you placed pad locks on sheds and outside access doors?

For your vehicle:

  • Are the doors locked and windows rolled up?
  • Are there any valuables (ipod/MP3, cell phone, GPS, money) left in plain sight inside the vehicle?
  • Are there packages in plain sight inside the vehicle?
  • Are there computer bags and/or book covers that could be mistaken for a purse?
  • Did you leave your vehicle running and unoccupied?
  • Did you leave your purse/wallet in the vehicle?
Remember to please report all Suspicious Activity to 911 as it is occurring, giving the most detailed information as possible.
 

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