Safety through Tech

Safety through Tech

Community Safety, News

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig on Tuesday announced a partnership with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

Nextdoor has already proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for Detroit residents. More than 120 neighborhoods in Detroit, have already started Nextdoor websites.

With Nextdoor, Detroit residents are able to create private neighborhood websites to share information, about neighborhood public safety issues, community events, activities, local services, and even lost pets.  With the partnership of the Detroit Police Department, Neighborhood Police Officers  will be allowed to access the site and post information pertaining to the city thereby keeping residents informed.

For video and complete article visit Click On Detroit.

Morningside Safe Routes

Morningside Safe Routes

Community Safety, News, Volunteer

The Wayne State University Alumni Association and Wayne Cares joined the AmeriCorps Urban Safety program (AMUS) in partnership with Detroit Public Schools, the Detroit Police Department and the Morningside Community Organization to secure 10 dangerous, vacant structures surrounding the campus of Clark Preparatory Academy on Friday, Nov. 7. Nearly 80 volunteers completed two blocks of beautification to ensure safer pathways to and from school as part of the city-wide Safe Routes to School initiative.

Larceny Prevention

Larceny Prevention

Community Safety, Home Safety

What is larceny?

Larceny is when a person takes, obtains or withholds property from its owner. Examples include: theft of bicycles and automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article that is not taken by force and violence or by fraud.

Most larcenies take place if criminals have easy access and little risk of being caught. YOU can change this equation with some common behaviors and habits!

Remove the opportunity:

● Never Leave your items unattended
● Always lock your car
● Keep vehicle windows closed when parked
● Always lock your bike
● Always lock your house/apartment
● Remove valuables from plain view and vehicles
● Don’t allow others access to your keys
● Don’t loan property to others that you don’t know or trust

Prevention Tips:

● Secure ALL personal property
● Secure ALL work related property
● Write or engrave identifying marks on your property
● Keep serial numbers to property in a safe place
● Use anti-theft devices (alarms, car club, wheel locks)
● Always look at the people around you
● Be aware of your surroundings

Call the non-emergency Telephone Crime Reporting (T.C.R.) number at (313) 267-4600 to make a police report over the phone if you observe any suspicious persons or activities in your neighborhood.

Don’t know your precinct? Find out here.