Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch program is taught and administered by Officer Lily Southwick.  If you would like information about the program, please call the Lehi Police Department during normal business hours.
You can make a difference. If you see anything that seems out of the normal, unusual behavior, etc. Get details: vehicle description, license number, what are they doing, which direction are they heading, etc.

 

Keep our children safe as they go to school:

  • Use the buddy system – invite stray kids to walk with your children.
  • Walk the route with your children.
  • Have them walk the same route every day so you know where they are.
  • Identify safe houses along their route that you feel are secure and that they can go to in case of an emergency.
  • Have a family password for the rare occasion you may need to send someone else to pick up your child. Make sure the password is not something like candy, etc. (which predators may say to entice children).

Most property crimes are “crimes of opportunity”:

  • Lock doors – car, house and garage. In Lehi people have been seen walking down the street testing car doors. Several garages have been burglarized when the door was left open. A locked door discourages most burglars.
  • During church, if you feel that your neighborhood tends to be at risk, you may want to assign someone to cruise the neighborhood.
  • Consider motion detector lights.
  • Home alarm systems can deter intruders (even just the sticker or placard in the window can deter intruders.
  • Neighborhood Watch signs tend to deter intruders.
  • Vacations:
  • Tell your neighbors to keep an eye on your home while you are away.
  • Contact the police and let them know when you will be gone. They can check on your home during your absence (doors, windows, etc.). This is a free service.
  • Neighborhood communication is vital. Include everyone.
  • Have your neighborhood block captains listed with the police in case of emergencies.
  • Have a phone tree organized to ensure the safety of everyone in the neighborhood.
  • Don’t leave valuables in a visible place in your car.
  • Don’t apologize to police for reporting a tip. You are not wasting their time. The more information they get, the better chance they have of solving the crime. Multiple calls about the same incident can give different details that can really help the police do their job.

How to identify a possible meth house:

  • Meth odor smells like cat urine odor
  • Windows blacked out
  • Cars and people coming and going at odd hours.

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