The NPNA Crime Watch team encourages residents to adhere to take personal ownership to secure your home, your person, and your neighborhood. Many home burglaries in our neighborhood happen during the day, and most vehicle break-ins happen at night. So, consider investing in that home alarm system (including your sheds if you keep items of value in them) – and protect your vehicles by following Dallas’ “LOCK / TAKE / HIDE” citizen awareness instructions.
Keep Solicitors Out of the Neighborhood
NO SOLICITING NO ADVERTISING door stickers and yard signs are available. Dallas City Ordinances 10371 & 14300 prohibit individuals or companies from leaving materials at a door or soliciting by knocking on a door if a properly sized sign is displayed.
Contact a Crime Watch Leader to request a sticker or sign. Stickers are free, signs are for minimal cost – currently $6 each.
Be a “Neighbor to your Neighbor”
It is critically important to know your immediate neighbors – those living next door, across the street, and on the block. It is of equal importance to know the neighbors behind your home, across the alley, and adjacent to you along the alley. Here are some friendly reminders:
- Trade schedules and initiate informal “get-togethers”
- Leave on front, back, and perimeter lights at night
- Report any unusual or suspicious activity to 9-1-1 immediately when you see it – look out for each other
And, one last and critically important tip…
NEVER open your door to a stranger! Tell them from behind the closed door that you are dialing 9-1-1 to assist them!!
Crime Prevention Tips
Be a responsible neighbor. Here are some very simple practices for improving your safety and that of your family and friends.
Who to Contact
If you see something, say something. Here is a list of who to call in different situations.