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Crime Prevention Tips
The mission of the Newport Police Department is to consistently invest available resources toward our City's reputation as a safe place to live, work, play, learn and visit. Below you will find information and links to pages with information on crime prevention for burglary, vacation safety, ATM safety, and identity theft risks.
Question: If you locked yourself out of your house, could you easily find a way in? If you answered yes, then a burglar could also answer yes. Many burglaries occur in the summer when people are away on vacation. Read on for a few tips that may help secure your home when you're not there. And you might want to print out the list of additional General Security Tips below and keep it for future reference.
Take a security survey. Many local law enforcement agencies will provide a free survey of your property to help identify potential trouble spots. Another strategy is to put yourself into the mindset of a burglar. Walk through and around your home and keep asking yourself this question: If I were going to break in, how would I do it?
Get a dog. Dogs are great companions and even small dogs may make enough noise to help deter burglars.
Burglar alarms. A security alarm system can help keep your home safe from burglars — if you remember to turn it on.
Secure windows and doors. Easily visible locks on windows and doors may deter thieves. Make sure doors, windows and all frames are strong and in good condition.
Outside lighting. Good outdoor lighting is a crucial aspect of your home's security. Lighting can help to deter burglars and eliminate potential hiding spots.
Gardens, gates and fences. Check for weak spots in gates and fences and potential hiding spots provided by shrubs.
Keys. Don't leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat or in a flowerpot — thieves often look there first.
No matter how secure your residence is, if a professional burglar has targeted your home and is determined to break in, the unthinkable may still happen. Be prepared: Create and maintain a detailed household inventory.