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PREVENT CAR BREAK-INS
Remove all valuables from your car. Don't leave valuables visible.
Close the windows and lock your doors every time you get out.
Park in well-lighted areas and don’t park near shrubs or fences that could provide concealment for criminals.
Keep your driveway and yard lit up all night. It’s harder for criminals to hide in the light.
Don’t keep spare keys inside the car.
Lock your shopping packages in the trunk.
Use heavy duty locks for truck tool boxes and secure the tool box to the bed of the truck.
Be observant. Notify the police if you see anyone acting in a suspicious manner such as loitering around cars or looking into cars.
Always trust your instincts and gut feelings – if you sense something is odd, it probably is. Call and get the next available officer sent to your area.
Close and lock all doors even when leaving for a short period of time. This includes garages and connecting doors.
Use automatic timers to cut lights on and off if you are gone for an extended time.
Illuminate the yard, especially doorways and the rear of the house.
Trim trees and shrubs around the house. These provide concealment for burglars.
Install good locks on doors and windows and USE THEM. Don’t hide keys in mailboxes and planters or under doormats. Instead, leave an extra set of keys with a trusted neighbor or friend.
Use deadbolt locks that require a key from either side (double cylinder).
Be sure your street address number is large, in clear view and well lit so police and other emergency personnel can find your home quickly.
Keep ladders, tools, and lawn furniture locked up. Burglars commonly use these to gain entry to houses.
Install a peephole or wide angle viewer in all entry doors so you can see who is outside without opening the door. Door chains break easily and don’t keep out intruders.
The mere perception of alarms and dogs are the #1 and #2 deterrents to burglars.
Use alarm systems if financially able. Simple window alarms can be purchased at most home improvement stores for less than $20.
Write down your serial numbers and keep up with them.
Inscribe your driver’s license or NC ID number on all your belongings.
Implement and be an active member of a neighborhood watch program.
If you arrive home and something looks questionable (ex. a slit screen, broken window, open door etc.) DON’T GO IN. Call the police from a neighbor’s house or other phone.
Ask for photo ID from service or delivery people before letting them in. If you are the least bit worried, call the company to verify.
Have neighbors or family pick up mail if you are going to be gone for a few days.
BUSINESS SAFETY TIPS
Update emergency contact information with your alarm company and the 911 Communications Center.
Post police and emergency telephone numbers in a conspicuous location so they will be readily available during an emergency.
Make sure exterior doors are locked when you or your employees leave at night.
Open cash register drawers and remove monies from the business overnight. Leave empty cash drawers visible.
Report any suspicious activity or persons to the police immediately. Do not wait.
Get the best description possible of the suspect(s) or any involved vehicle. Timely reporting of this information is critical.
Consider investing in a quality surveillance system with a recording capability. This may also benefit your business in regard to insurance.
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By paying online, you are acknowledging that you have been charged with the offense/infraction noted in your citation by the charging officer. Paying the citation online means you are waiving your constitutional rights to a trial/hearing in open court, to confrontation of the witness(es) against you, and to representation by an attorney. By paying online, you are pleading guilty/responsible to the offense/infraction charged in your citation and are tendering to the court the sums calculated as payment of the fine/penalty and costs in this case.
REPORT A CRIME
Have you been the victim of a crime? The Wilson Police Department offers citizens multiple ways of filing a report.
When to call 911 for Police assistance:
"The anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it."
It is the philosophy of the Wilson Police Department that preventing crime is preferable to dealing with crime after it has occurred. Crime Prevention concentrates on the dual concept of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities, whenever possible, and encouraging citizens to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.
If you are concerned about the security of your home or business, call and setup an appointment for a security survey with one of our officers. Our officers will come to your home or business and walk through the inside and observe the outside and give suggestions (if needed) on how to further secure your property against burglary and intrusion.
Contact Sergeant Steve Stroud, Public Information Officer, at the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2350 if you have questions or to set up a security survey for your home or business.
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