With your help, we can prevent burglaries in Springfield


Look around your home. Seriously – look around your home right now. Can you check all the boxes?

  • When I’m gone and at night, all the windows in my home are closed and locked.
  • Anytime I leave the house, I always ensure my home’s front and back door are locked.
  • Before I drive away, I always double check that I closed the garage door.
  • I never share on social media when I’m going to be gone for an extended period.

If you can’t check all the boxes, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to a burglary.

A burglary occurs when someone enters a building or residence without permission with the intent of committing a crime. A burglary could happen anytime, night or day.

The best way to keep your home and belongings safe is to make these safety precautions a habit every day. If you’re not home, your doors and windows need to be securely closed and locked. Always double check before you drive away that you closed your garage. Never share your vacation plans on social media and wait until you get home to share all your fun pictures.

While all the best precautions take away a lot of opportunity from criminals, sometimes burglaries still happen. There are some things you should do now to make sure you have a complete inventory of all your valuables. Here’s a checklist to help you get prepared.

  • Make a list of everything valuable you own and make a note where you store the item.
  • Take pictures of each item on your list. Keep the list and photos somewhere safe.
  • For all your electronics and devices, write down all the serial numbers.
  • If you can, add a unique marking that is not easily removed to your devices and electronics that can help identify that the item is yours in case the serial number is removed.

With your help, we can prevent burglaries in Springfield. Let’s keep Springfield safe!


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