Lock all doors and windows when leaving your home even if it is for a short time.
Trim trees or bushes surrounding your home so burglars do not have easy access to your house or roof.
Leave exterior lights on at night or consider installing motion detector lights on your property.
Always make sure your garage door is closed, especially at night.
Consider installing a security system or getting a dog as a pet. Dogs are often times alert to approaching visitors or strangers.
Never post your vacation plans on social networking sites.
While on vacation, have the post office hold or have a trusted neighbor or friend pick up your mail.
Use timers for lights and television to make your house appear occupied while you are away.
When away from home, park in a well lit, open area that is near a security camera if possible. The more populated and secure the area, the less likely a theft will occur.
Never leave valuables in your car.
Chain and lock bicycles to a secure unmovable item when unattended.
Do not carry any more than necessary in your wallet. Never write down a PIN number and carry it with you.
Do not give out personal information over the phone or to persons unknown to you.
Be suspicious of persons going door to door asking for money.
Always CALL 911 in an emergency.
Recently an anonymous donor contacted the Crime Prevention Fund wanting to make a donation to go towards the purchase of a bullet proof vest for the Eden Prairie Police Department's newest canine, Jace.
He will wear his vest while on high risk patrol calls, SWAT call-outs and during training. Jace is pictured here with two of our Crime Prevention Fund members.