By: Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department
It’s the beginning of a new year, and many people have made some resolutions to improve their quality of life. This year consider adding some crime prevention resolutions to your list. If you are looking for ways to protect yourself from becoming a crime victim, then here are a few resolutions to consider.
I resolve to:
reduce my chances of becoming a victim of a vehicle break-in.
Vehicle break-ins are a common crime in Roseville. Remember: Do not leave valuables inside your car. TAKE your valuables with you. LOCK your car. HIDE the things you cannot take before you arrive at your destination.
keep doors closed and locked, even when at home.
It may seem nice to leave your doors open on a nice day, but thieves just love the easy access they get with an open, or even just an unlocked, door. Simply getting into the habit of shutting and locking the door behind you can prevent many problems. Not a habit now? Make it one!
keep my garage door closed at all times when not in use.
Anytime you are out of sight from the garage door, even if it’s for a short time, close it. Otherwise, someone can easily slip into your garage or house without your knowledge.
be a good neighbor.
If you something suspicious in your neighborhood, call the police immediately. Join and become an active member of you Neighborhood Watch group. If you don’t have a Neighborhood Watch group, start one. By working together with your neighbors and law enforcement you can help deter crime in your neighborhood.
ask for a valid ID or credential before letting anyone in my home I don’t know.
Criminals are always looking for ways to gain entry into a home. If someone you don’t know shows up to your home unexpectedly, be suspicious.
If you are interested in finding out more about Neighborhood Watch, visit our website https://roseville.ca.us and search “Neighborhood Watch.” Residents are also encouraged to sign-up for Public Safety and Neighborhood news alerts here. You can also follow us on Facebook (City of Roseville Public Safety) and Twitter (RSVL_Pub_Safety).
Criminals never rest. They are always out looking for their next victim. So, when you are making resolutions for 2022, don’t forget to include some on crime prevention. By incorporating safety tips into your everyday routine, you will make crime prevention part of your daily life.