Neighborhood safety addresses crime as well as property safety. The safety and security of the neighborhood is largely the responsibility of neighborhood residents. There are two major determinants of neighborhood safety:
- how many neighbors we know by name
- how often we are in our neighborhood outside our homes.
Periodic police patrols are not as effective for making neighborhoods safe and deterring crime. Police, Fire, Building Development Services and other City departments will work with neighborhoods to keep the peace, respond to emergencies, and regulate construction and building occupancy. The City can help provide structure to the safety programs through Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Teams; however, residents must play an active role in sending a message of solidarity and resistance to crime and unsafe properties.
City Safety Resources
- Fire Safety
- Neighborhood Watch
- Police: Beat Map
- Police: Community Services
- Crime Reports Map
- Police: Traffic, Pedestrian & Bike Safety Tips
- Traffic Safety: Drive 25 Program
- School Walking Safety
- Report potholes or other unsafe road conditions with a service request
- Trees-for-sidewalks Program
- Animal Control
Public Service Announcements
Please slow down, especially in neighborhoods, and drive the speed limit.
The Neighborhood Watch program's goal is to involve more citizens in identifying and reporting suspicious and criminal activity while working with Police to reduce overall crime in our community.
Holidays can be a busy time of year but please, take the extra step and hide valuables in your trunk or take them with you. Don't let anyone spoil your Holiday fun.