The Lighthouse Point Police Department needs your help to prevent crime and keep our City safe. PLEASE report any suspicious or unusual activity. Trust your instincts and don’t worry if it turns out to be nothing. As an extra set of eyes and ears for the police department, no one knows more about your neighborhood than you. While at home, shopping or just driving through town, call us at 954-942-8080 to report any suspicious activity.
Here are some things to look for:
• Report strange people walking around, riding on bikes or driving on your street (day or night) without a sense of purpose. Don’t assume criminals only operate under the cover of darkness. Many crimes, including thefts from cars and residential burglaries, occur during the daytime.
• Report unlicensed solicitors going door-to-door. Criminals will frequently pose as solicitors as they search for an easy target, like a vacant home or vehicle that contains valuables in plain view. Watch for people walking into or out of back yards.
With your help, we can help keep Lighthouse Point one of the safest communities in South Florida. And remember, avoid leaving valuables unattended in your car (thefts from cars is our number one crime in Lighthouse Point), keep your home secured when you are away, lock all doors and windows, activate your alarm system (and surveillance video system if you have it) and keep exterior lights on at night. When preparing to travel, complete a closed home form at the Police Department so we can check on your property while you are away.
Your actions may help prevent a friend or neighbor from becoming a victim of a crime. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security has a campaign to keep Americans safe. It’s called “If You See Something, Say Something”. The same applies in our community. Let’s work together to make our community a safer place. Call us anytime at 954-942-8080.