The Creve Coeur Police Department would also like to offer the below suggestions for when you are out of town:
Use a variable light timer to activate lights inside your home
Consider buying motion sensitive lighting for the exterior of your home
Keep trees and shrubs trimmed so burglars do not have a place to hide
Place additional locks on all windows and patio doors
Install an alarm system and remember to turn it on when you are away, asleep or outside Be sure valuables such as guns, electronic devices, and artwork are not visible from the street
While on vacation, have someone pick up your newspapers, mail and packages
Additionally, the Creve Coeur Police Department has teamed up with the Creve Coeur Neighborhood Watch Association to offer a ‘Residential Security’ class that is given multiple times a year. Please visit the Calendar of Events webpage to sign up, or to find out more about this class, including dates and times.
Residential Security Assessments
Sign up to request a personal home security assessment. You will be contacted shortly after signing up to set up an appointment.
Out of Town Residence Checks
The Creve Coeur Police Department wishes to provide some helpful tips to keep your home safe while you and your family travel for vacation.
Use timers for lights, televisions or radios to make your home look occupied while you are away.
Remember to stop your mail and newspapers.
Don’t advertise that you are out of town on social networking sites or in public – you never know who’s paying attention.
If you are friendly with your neighbors, tell them you will be out of town and what vehicles should be in your driveway.
Call (314) 442-2075 to place your home on an Out of Town Residence check or click here to complete our online form.
REPORT-IT: CITIZEN PROPERTY INVENTORY SYSTEM
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The Creve Coeur Police Department has enrolled in a free personal property inventory for residents called Report-It. Citizens can create an online account of personal property which allows them to store important information to include serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft.
A detailed and accurate list of property greatly assists police in the investigative process
and it can also come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers.