We each need to get more involved in our community. Here are 10 simple ways to help maintain a safe community:
Turn your porch light on.
Shine a light in your community to keep criminals at bay.
Introduce yourself to your neighbors.
You can’t tell if someone is intruding if you don’t even know who lives there. Exchange phone numbers or email addresses to stay in contact with one another.
Join or create a block club, community group, or neighborhood association.
An involved community is a safe community.
Adopt a child.
Choose a child in your neighborhood to mentor.
Speak to those you see in your neighborhood.
Criminals hate being recognized, so you can disarm them just by speaking.
Know your community liaison officer.
Your community liaison officer will be able to follow up on complaints regularly.
Attend Safety Training Workshops.
DPD offers classes that teach citizens about public safety. (Contact your local precinct for details)
If you see trash, pick it up.
A clean community is a safe community.
Report any suspicious activity you observe.
Be sure to dial the correct number for your issue. For example, for a loose animal one would call animal control.
Have safe and clean FUN in your neighborhood.
Organize a community basketball game or have a cookout to bring everyone together.