Preventing 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.