Always keep doors locked
Close all drapes and blinds at night
Have the house number at the front and rear of the
house so emergency services can quickly locate your house
Leave lights on when not at home, or use timers
Never open your door automatically
without checking to see who is at the door
Notify neighbors and police when leaving town, and make arrangements to have mail, deliveries
and newspaper stopped or picked up
Never leave your keys in your vehicle
Remove items (purses, iPods, cash, coins, etc.) from the
vehicle when possible. If you cant take them out, put them in a place out of view (in the trunk, toolbox, etc.)
persons seen wandering around parking lots looking into cars as they walk by. Dont hesitate to call 911 to report suspicious activity,
you can even call and remain anonymous
Keep serial numbers, model numbers, color, make, and other identifying marks of any valuable
At night park in a well-lit and well-traveled area. Do not park in an isolated area
If possible wait and walk with other people
to your destination
If you are approached by a suspicious person in the parking lot, go back inside quickly as possible and call
If you are approached and grabbed throw your keys as far as possible and began screaming
Do not have your purse by your
side; carry it close to your body , preferably in front. If someone grabs your purse, let it go, rather than try to hold on to it
If you are approached, get description of the person(s), their appearance, clothing, vehicle, registration; look at them in the face,
this acts to deter any activity, since it aids identification
Be very careful on who you give your credit card information to
anything with your credit card number on it
Do not keep large amounts of cash inside your house
Do not be ashamed to report any
incident to the police when you have been victimized, it could save other innocent persons from also being victimized
Crime Prevention Services
The Dumas Police Department offers the following training and services to Dumas Residents and Businesses
free of charge.
* Home Security Survey.
*Commercial Security Survey.
*Shoplifting Prevention Training for business employee's.
Awareness and prevention.
*Child Safety Seat Program.
If you are interested in one of the programs above
give me a call and we will schedule it.
If you have a program in mind not listed above we would like to help you out. Give me a call
and let me know what kind of program you would like to have presented and I will do my best to facilitate your request.
James N. (Nick) Jordan