Multi-Family Housing Safety Tips

Whether you live in an apartment, condo or townhome community, you will want to take the same basic security measures as you would a single family residence with some minor differences.

Community Gates and Doors

  • Don't be complacent! Criminals can get into gated communities and secured garages. Keep vehicles locked and valuables out of view.
  • Criminals know to look for propped doors and gates. Propping doors for friends or pets can allow a criminal to victimize you or your neighbors.
  • Safety in secure communities is everyone's responsibility!

Protect Your Home

  • Make sure you can see out the peephole in your door.
  • If you have a porch light, use it! It is the cheapest form of security!
  • Consider adding a security system with an audible alarm.
  • Don't leave valuables in plain view of windows. Close the shades!
  • Windows and doors should have two locking mechanisms. Close and lock windows at night and when you are gone.
  • Secure patio furniture, grills and bikes. These are commonly stolen items.

Protect Your Vehicle

  • Keep personal items out of view or remove them from your vehicle. This includes such items as electronics, key fobs, wallets, purses, briefcases, and employee badges.
  • Roll windows up completely! Gaps leave an opportunity for criminals.
  • Park in well lit areas whenever possible.

What is Suspicious Behavior?

  • Out of the ordinary for your area
    Out of the ordinary for the time of day
  • Unusual or unexplained behavior
  • Look for suspicious 'behavior,' not suspicious 'people.'
  • NEVER presume someone else has already reported the behavior.

PDF version of Multi-Family Safety Tips

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Contact Us

  1. Community Resources Unit

    Deputy Scott Sickafoose

    Deputy Jason Presley