Home Crime Prevention Tips

Outside Your Home

  • Call the Woodland Park Police Department at 719-687-9262 to report anything suspicious in the neighborhood.
  • Cut back tree limbs that could be used to climb to the second floor.
  • Make sure all entrances, porches, and yards are well lighted.
  • Trim back shrubbery hiding doors or windows.

Inside Your Home

  • Install and use deadbolt locks on doors.
  • Keep valuables hidden from plain sight, invest in curtains that obstruct interior view.
  • Lock all doors and windows when away from home.
  • Secure sliding doors and windows with a metal bar or wooden dowel.

Key Sense

  • Do not hide keys in mail boxes, planters, or under doormats.
  • Do not put personal identification on key rings.
  • If your keys are lost or stolen, change the locks immediately.

When Away or On Vacation

  • Complete a House Watch Form at the police station, or click here to fill it out online.
  • Do not post vacation plans, or your schedule, on social media.
  • If you are going to be gone for awhile, arrange to have mail and papers stopped or picked up.
  • Keep your garage doors closed and locked.
  • Leave lights on and the radio playing.
  • Make your home appear occupied when you go out.
  • Use timers to turn lights on and off.