Safety Tips from District 2 Police

  • Get to know your neighbors and your surroundings.
  • Put locks on all gates into your yard.
  • Watch your garage door close completely, every time.
  • Install an automatic garage door closer.
  • Always lock the person-door to your garage when you are not in the garage.
  • Keep bikes locked in your house, or locked to something in your locked garage.
  • Put tools, ladders, etc away when you are done using them.
  • Lock the garage and back of your house if you are working in the front yard.
  • Add a keyless lock system to your garage person-door.
  • Always lock windows and doors in areas that are unoccupied.
  • Cut dowels to prevent windows from being slid open.
  • Place lights inside your home on timers.
  • Use motion lights to brighten your backyard and alley.
  • Leave porch lights on overnight.
  • Trim bushes and other landscaping away from doors, windows, and walkways.
  • Install an alarm system and/or security cameras.
  • Put up fake security cameras.
  • Hang signs announcing an alarm system, security cameras, and a dog, even if you don’t have any.
  • Get a Ring doorbell camera. $25 off each item with promo code 7denverd2, www.ring.com.
  • Leave a radio or TV on inside your home when you are not home.
  • Park your car someplace well-lit whenever possible.
  • Take valuable items out of your car. No, you should not hide them in the center console.
  • Never leave a running car unattended, unless it idles without the key in the ignition or has an automatic kill switch. Not even if you are running inside for just a minute!
  • Put mail delivery “On Hold” when away for an extended period.
  • Report suspicious activity to the police.
  • The non-emergency number for the police is 720-913-2000.
  • Call 9-1-1 whenever you think you hear gunshots, even if you don’t know where they came from.
  • Report graffiti as soon as possible using the PocketGov app, calling 3-1-1 or 720-865-7867. For more info visit www.denvergov.org/graffitiprevention.
  • Attend monthly WNA Community Meetings for updates on crime trends in our area.