Community Crime Prevention

Community Crime Prevention Tips

PREVENTING CRIME IS A TEAM EFFORT

Download the below list of Crime Prevention Tips by following the link at the bottom of the page. Printed copies are also available at the Police Department for community groups, buildings, etc.

Inside Your Home - Locks, Doors, & Windows

  • Install and use deadbolt locks on doors.
  • Secure sliding doors and windows with a wooden dowel.
  • Lock all windows at night or when away from home.
  • Hide valuables out of plain site.
  • Don’t open your door for strangers, talk to them through the door. If in doubt, call police.

Outside Your Home

  • Trim back shrubbery hiding doors or windows.
  • Cut back tree limbs that a thief could climb to second floor.
  • Make sure all porches, entrances, and yards are well lighted.
  • Keep your garage closed.

Key Sense

  • Do not hide keys in mail boxes, planters, or under doormats.
  • Do not put personal identification on key rings.
  • If keys are lost or stolen, change the locks immediately.

When Away or On Vacation

  • Make your home appear occupied when you go out.
  • Leave lights on and the radio playing.
  • Use timers to turn inside lights on and off.
  • Keep your garage door closed and locked.
  • If you will be gone several days, arrange to have the mail and papers stopped or picked up.
  • Complete a vacation notification at the police station.
  • Do not post vacation plans on social media.

Identity Theft Precautions

  • Shred documents containing personal information.
  • Don't carry your Social Security card or write the number on checks. Resist providing it to others unless absolutely necessary or ask to use another identifier.
  • Don't give out personal information to anyone unless you are certain you know who you are dealing with.
  • Never click on links in unsolicited emails. Use firewalls, antispyware, and anti-virus software to protect your computer.
  • If you make a purchase through an online business that contacted you without your request you can assume that your information has been compromised.
  • Don't use easy or obvious passwords.
  • Keep your personal information in a secure place, especially if you have roommates, employ outside help, or are having work done in your home.
  • Check your credit report at least annually for free at www.annualcreditreport.com


PHONE NUMBERS FOR POLICE / FIRE / AMBULANCE

Emergencies

Emergencies and to report crimes in progress 9-1-1 Non-Emergency line to Central Dispatch 734-243-7070 Monroe Police Department business line: 734-243-7500 Monroe Fire Department business line: 734-241-1626.

Report Suspicious Persons or Activity

Call Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070 to report anything suspicious in the neighborhood. Monroe Police will respond to investigate. Your help is critical.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Michigan's anonymous tip line using the Toll Free number, 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). 

CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM

 



PHONE NUMBERS FOR POLICE / FIRE / AMBULANCE

Emergencies

Emergencies and to report crimes in progress 9-1-1 Non-Emergency line to Central Dispatch 734-243-7070 Monroe Police Department business line: 734-243-7500 Monroe Fire Department business line: 734-241-1626.

Report Suspicious Persons or Activity

Call Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070 to report anything suspicious in the neighborhood. Monroe Police will respond to investigate. Your help is critical.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Michigan's anonymous tip line using the Toll Free number, 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). 

CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM



PHONE NUMBERS FOR POLICE / FIRE / AMBULANCE

Emergencies

Emergencies and to report crimes in progress 9-1-1 Non-Emergency line to Central Dispatch 734-243-7070 Monroe Police Department business line: 734-243-7500 Monroe Fire Department business line: 734-241-1626.

Report Suspicious Persons or Activity

Call Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070 to report anything suspicious in the neighborhood. Monroe Police will respond to investigate. Your help is critical.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Michigan's anonymous tip line using the Toll Free number, 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). 

CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM



PHONE NUMBERS FOR POLICE / FIRE / AMBULANCE

Emergencies

Emergencies and to report crimes in progress 9-1-1 Non-Emergency line to Central Dispatch 734-243-7070 Monroe Police Department business line: 734-243-7500 Monroe Fire Department business line: 734-241-1626.

Report Suspicious Persons or Activity

Call Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070 to report anything suspicious in the neighborhood. Monroe Police will respond to investigate. Your help is critical.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Michigan's anonymous tip line using the Toll Free number, 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). 

CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM



PHONE NUMBERS FOR POLICE / FIRE / AMBULANCE

Emergencies

Emergencies and to report crimes in progress 9-1-1 Non-Emergency line to Central Dispatch 734-243-7070 Monroe Police Department business line: 734-243-7500 Monroe Fire Department business line: 734-241-1626.

Report Suspicious Persons or Activity

Call Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070 to report anything suspicious in the neighborhood. Monroe Police will respond to investigate. Your help is critical.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Michigan's anonymous tip line using the Toll Free number, 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). 

CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM