Participate in your Neighborhood Watch Program. Learn who lives across the street, next door, and behind you, so that you can identify irregular activity.
Be alert to unusual activities on your street or around neighboring households. Report to police any strangers loitering in the neighborhood or asking questions about your neighbors or their whereabouts.
Note the license numbers of questionable automobiles and trucks.
Report broken streetlights to your electric power company.
Call police if you receive many wrong number telephone calls or calls from unknown persons seeking information.
Don't be reluctant or embarrassed to call the police. You may remain anonymous if you wish.
Even if your call turns out to be unnecessary, the Police Department won't mind; they appreciate an alert attitude. And, of course, keep Police and Fire Department phone numbers handy at all times.