Many people do not want to think about their home being burglarized. Such a crime can result in the theft of items or even a violent crime.
The Laramie Police Department would like to provide a few tips on how to better protect family and property.Lock doors and windows. While Laramie is a safe place to live residents do still experience crime. This is a simple thing to do and takes less than a second.Make sure exterior lights are in good operating order. This provide for natural surveillance and helps officers respond quickly to the residence if house numbers are lit during dark hours.Consider a security system. This could include an alarm system, video surveillance, or both. Conduct research before purchasing to be sure the best equipment for your needs is obtained.If going on vacation, have someone stop by to pick up the mail or newspaper. Burglars can see the newspapers piling up, and may take advantage.When you are on vacation, consider getting a vacation house watch form from the Records Department located at 420 Ivinson St. This form can be filled out and given to the Laramie Police Department for extra patrol.