CRIME PREVENTION & BUILDING COMMUNITY
Report all suspicious activity to the Police Department BY PHONE (707) 253-4451 or IN PERSON (911 Donaldson Way East)
Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Officer Jeff Scott is our Community Resource Officer, who is responsible for working with the citizens in our neighborhoods coordinating Neighborhood Watch, and proactive crime prevention programs. Officer Scott can be reached at (707) 551-0600.
YOU can help keep American Canyon a great place to live, work, and play! It doesn’t matter how much or little time you have to spare. Staying informed about what’s happening in the community, getting to know your neighbors, and having access to great resources is all you need.
We hold bimonthly Citywide Neighborhood Watch meetings which include training on various topics related to crime prevention. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 16th.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TOOLBOX
HOME SAFETY RESOURCES
American Canyon is a great community, but we still have crime.
There are some simple steps you can take to make it less likely you will be a victim.
*Keep your doors and windows locked, even while home.
*Install a functional security/camera system.
*Pick up your mail and newspapers; don't let them pile up.
*Trim trees and bushes so people can't hide in them.
*Check your bank statements and credit often to mak
e sure no one is using your accounts or has opened an account in your name.
Nextdoor.com is a FREE program specifically designed to help neighbors and neighborhoods stay connected. The Police cannot see what is being posted within the neighborhoods so be sure to report suspicious activity to them directly by calling (707) 253-4451.
Prevent Vehicle Burglary and Vehicle Theft:
*Most cars are stolen by suspects that look for the easy opportunity. Don't leave your windows down, don't leave your vehicle unlocked, and don't leave the vehicle running while unattended.
*An unlocked car is an open invitation to a suspect. Lock up when you leave your vehicle and don't leave any keys inside (even if you are making a quick stop at the store, restaurant or gas station).
*Close windows all the way - professional thieves will use special tools to unlock vehicles through open wing windows or windows that are slightly open.
*When you park the vehicle, remove cellular phones, GPS, and other valuable belongings. Don't leave high dollar items like computers, video games, and cameras in plain sight. Lock all valuables in your trunk or take them with you.
*If you cannot take your mobile device with you, make sure to lock it in the trunk and out of view. Turn your device off completely. Thieves can use your mobile device’s Wi-Fi and carrier signals to determine if you indeed have something hidden in your car worth stealing.
*Do not leave your pink slip or vehicle loan information inside the vehicle. Suspects can easily use these items to commit fraud and make it appear that they own the vehicle.