CRIME PREVENTION & BUILDING COMMUNITY
Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Officer Jeff Scott is our Community Resource Officer, who is responsible for working with the citizens in our neighborhoods coordinating Neighborhood Watch, and proactive crime prevention programs. Officer Scott can be reached at (707) 551-0600.
Report all suspicious activity to the Police Department BY PHONE (707) 253-4451 or IN PERSON (911 Donaldson Way East)
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH RESOURCES
American Canyon is a great community, but we still have crime.
There are some simple steps you can take to make it less likely you will be a victim.
*Keep your doors and windows locked, even while home.
*Install a functional security/camera system.
*Pick up your mail and newspapers; don't let them pile up.
*Trim trees and bushes so people can't hide in them.
*Check your bank statements and credit often to make sure no one is using your accounts or has opened an account in your name.
Nextdoor.com is a FREE program specifically designed to help neighbors and neighborhoods stay connected. The Police cannot see what is being posted within the neighborhoods so be sure to report suspicious activity to them directly by calling (707) 253-4451.
Prevent Vehicle Burglary and Vehicle Theft:
*Most cars are stolen by suspects that look for the easy opportunity. Don't leave your windows down, don't leave your vehicle unlocked, and don't leave the vehicle running while unattended.
*An unlocked car is an open invitation to a suspect. Lock up when you leave your vehicle and don't leave any keys inside (even if you are making a quick stop at the store, restaurant or gas station).
*Close windows all the way - professional thieves will use special tools to unlock vehicles through open wing windows or windows that are slightly open.
*When you park the vehicle, remove cellular phones, GPS, and other valuable belongings. Don't leave high dollar items like computers, video games, and cameras in plain sight. Lock all valuables in your trunk or take them with you.
*If you cannot take your mobile device with you, make sure to lock it in the trunk and out of view. Turn your device off completely. Thieves can use your mobile device’s Wi-Fi and carrier signals to determine if you indeed have something hidden in your car worth stealing.
*Do not leave your pink slip or vehicle loan information inside the vehicle. Suspects can easily use these items to commit fraud and make it appear that they own the vehicle.
SAVE THE DATE!
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1, 2017
National Night Out is an annual event that encourages community-police partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. It sends a message to criminals that your neighborhood is organized, aware and fighting back. It is also a lot of fun!
Registered block parties are visited by police and fire personnel and vehicles, as well as public officials and other surprises, too! Stay tuned for information on how to register a party by signing up for the City Manager's Friday Update here.