HELP PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST BURGLARIES
More than 62% of home burglaries took place between 6 am and 6 pm.
Six out of 10 people are being robbed while they’re at work.
84% of burglaries are breaking and entering, not just stealing lawn furniture and maintenance equipment. After getting on the property their next attempt is to get inside.
Some helpful suggestions:
- Trim shrubs and trees that could provide cover for a prowler.
- Install motion lights in darker areas of yard.
- Install timers for inside lights when away from home.
- Discontinue newspaper delivery if vacationing or traveling.
- Install a good security system, with a non-specific sign in your yard. Example “This property protected by monitored alarm system”.
Help protect your neighborhood by supporting and participating in programs like your volunteer Neighborhood patrol.
REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!
CyberWatch is a program by MPD to help inform Memphis citizens about crimes that may be occurring in your neighborhood. You will get daily reports concerning reported crimes, sex offenders and outstanding arrest reports. Signing up is easy. Visit the MPD website at https://kiosk.memphispolice.org/cyberwatch/
There has been much talk lately of identity theft and privacy on the internet. We’ve collected a few resources to educate our community to the dangers. Click here for an article on Protecting your Privacy on the Internet. The article was published by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in Australia but is applicable in the US as well.
For instructions for removing your phone number from Google click here. (Thanks to Leslie Nelson for the info)
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