Celebrating Halloween & Safe Communities
The Denver Police Department provided this information to help keep our neighborhood safe.
Lighting and Timers: Motion activated outdoor lighting is very effective in deterring crime. In addition, lights on timers in your home help to set a schedule of activity that is consistent even when you are not present. Leaving porch lights on or having landscaping that incorporates lighting is also recommended.
Doors, Windows & Garages: Close and lock doors and windows when you're away and when you're home. Make sure that your deadbolt locks meet the criteria for being effective. For window and sliding glass doors it is recommended that you use an additional locking mechanism to ensure security. Keep garage doors closed when not present, even if you only leave for a few minutes. In addition, DPD recommends that garage door openers be removed from your vehicle if your vehicle is parked in front of your home but not in the garage.
House Numbers: Use clearly, legible house numbers on the front of the home and this practice also helps emergency personnel find your home.
Vehicle Safety: Keep vehicles locked at all times and don't leave valuable items inside. If you park your vehicle in your driveway, make sure it is well-lit or use motion-activated lighting.