RPD's Crime Prevention Big 3
RPD Logo

RPD joins Nextdoor.com

We're excited to announce that we've joined Nextdoor.com!  You'll find it has far less noise than other social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.  Nextdoor requires that you prove where you live before you're allowed to join.  You can find out more and join for free by visiting nextdoor.com.  We like it because it's an easy way for us to communicate directly with neighbors who are plugged into their communities.  We can keep you up to date on neighborhood meetings, special events, and crime trends such as thieves visiting your neighborhood to steal things from unlocked vehicles.  We encourage you to join Nextdoor and start getting to your neighborhood watch meetings as well.

Lock it or Lose it

Push the right buttons 

We looked at it a few years ago and found that six out of every ten, or 60-percent, of the theft from vehicle cases in the City of Roanoke involved vehicles that were left unlocked.  So let's "push the right buttons" when it comes to crime prevention and start locking our rides!  Most thieves will spend about 15 to 20 seconds in an unlocked vehicle taking cash, check books, credit cards, pills, jewelry, a nice laptop computer, purses, or even a gun. All the items in the picture to the right would be a treasure trove for a thief!  Trust us, thieves talk to each other, and we don't want your neighborhood getting the reputation among the crooks of being the "easy place for a good score" because too many people don't lock their car doors.  If an officer drives by and sees a person opening a vehicle door, even if this person is a thief, how would the officer know?  What's so suspicious about someone getting into a car, truck, van or SUV that's unlocked?  So push those lock buttons and push back against the thieves.

Lock those outbuildings

Lock those outbuildings

The flowers are blooming. The grass is growing. The birds are flying back here from the south. It's spring and it's a great time of the year! Crooks also love this time of the year because they can steal stuff from unsecured outbuildings, like the one in the picture above.  It's a crime that always seems to increase in the spring so let's substantially decrease the opportunities for the bad guys by locking our outbuildings.

Lock those outbuildings
Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus