Avoid Auto Break-Ins & Theft
- Keep doors locked and windows up
- Don't leave vehicle running and unattended
- Remove all valuables, secure them in the trunk or ensure they aren't visible. (GPS's, purses, electronics, jewelry)
- Never leave keys in vehicle
- Avoid parking in secluded low traffic areas
- Report any suspicious vehicles or persons to the police
- Exterior doors should have a dead-bolt lock with a minimum one-inch throw. Always lock the dead-bolt when closing the door
- Secure sliding glass doors with commercially available bars or locks, or put a wooden dowel or broom handle in the door track. Don’t depend solely on the lock in the sliding glass door
- Make sure your windows are locked, especially those at ground level. Lock double-hung windows by placing a bolt or nail through a hole drilled at a slight downward angle in a top corner of the inside sash and partway into the outside sash
- Turn on lights for all porches, entrances, and outside areas. You can use sensor lights that are activated by motion or darkness
- Trim any bushes or trees that hide doors, windows or entry ways
- Do not leave ladders or tools outside when you’re not using them
- Don’t hide your keys under the doormat or in a flowerpot. Have a trusted neighbor keep an extra key
- Consider installing an alarm system and place signage indicating it. Keep system working properly and armed
- If you park your car outside of your garage, don’t leave the garage door opener in the car
- Keep a record of your property in a safe place. Record serial numbers, make and model of manufactured goods. Record a description and any distinguishing inscriptions on valuables such as jewelry
- Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the police
Crime Mapping. Allows you to enter your address and see the crime reported in your area. Also enables you to receive email alerts when new crimes are reported.
National Crime Prevention Council. You can find great tips on crime prevention as well as tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim.
Georgia sexual offender registry. Provides information on predators living in your area as well as enables you to receive email alerts when new predators move in.
Crime Tip Line: 770.513.5390
Narcotics Tip Line: 770.513.5480
Quality of Life Tip Line: 770.513.5004
Although anonymous complaints are taken, it is recommended that the complainant's leave their name and call back number to assist with additional follow up. Citizens may also send information by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.