Each year, communities across the country celebrate October as Crime Prevention Month. Whether your neighborhood has been hit by crime or escaped unscathed, taking part in Crime Prevention Month is a great way to help keep your community safe. Crime prevention is everyone's business, not just a concern for law enforcement agencies. If you are interested in establishing a Neighborhood Watch group in your area, contact a Community Relations Officer at 847-741-2151.
The department has compiled the following crime prevention tips, don't fall victim due to lack of knowledge or by thinking it can't happen to you. Additional information including Safety Advice, Scam Alerts, Bullying/Cyberbullying and Distracted Driving is also available.
The South Elgin Police Department also partners with the:
- National Crime Prevention Council - Helping People Keep Themselves, Their Family and Community Safe From Crime.
- National Crime Prevention Association - A resource to enhance and promote crime prevention.
- McGruff The Crime Dog - Teaching Youth to "Take a Bite Out of Crime."
Defacing Public and Private Property is a Crime
Includes state and local laws.
October is Crime Prevention Month
Identity Theft Awareness
Safeguard your information.
Auto Theft Prevention-Keep Thieves Driving By
Simple Road Safety Rules for New Drivers
Prevent Road Rage - Don't Take Your Anger on the Road
Don't Make it Easy for a Thief to Steal Your Wheels
Workplace Crime Prevention
Workplace Safety: Office Theft and Other Crimes
Workplace Safety: Common Trouble Locations
Safety in the Office
Crime Does Not Occur at Night Only - Lock Up!
Whistle Defense Program
Avoid Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes
Halloween Safety Tips From the National Security Council
Being Streetwise Can Prevent a Crime