Crime Prevention Tips

Be proactive in making your home and property unattractive to thieves. Below are tips you can implement in your own home and neighborhood to deter theft:

Protect Your Home When You’re Gone:

  • Sign up for vacation or out of town home checks at City Hall
  • Make your home look occupied; set timers on lights and ask a neighbor to collect mail/flyers
  • Lock your garage door and disconnect automatic opener

Protect Your Home:

  • Install a security system
  • Install a smart doorbell
  • Install motion sensor lighting around your home, especially at entrances
  • Attach window locks

Don’t Tempt a Thief

  • Stow expensive items like grills, cars and bikes in the garage
  • Keep your yard free of toys, tools and ladders
  • Prune trees around two-story houses
  • Keep fences, gates and garage doors locked
  • Don't label your personal keys or hide spares outside 

Stay Connected

  • Make connections in the community; look out for your neighbors and stay in communication
  • Form/join your local Neighborhood Watch

Protect Your Car and Valuables

  • Do not leave valuables in plain view
  • Close all windows and sunroof 
  • Always lock your car
  • Do not move valuable items to the trunk of your car while in public view. If you witness a crime or any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the police immediately. For more information on how to protect yourself and your property, call the Riverside County Sheriff Department at (760) 836-3215.