LCSO Offers Ideas for Preventing Burglaries

By: LCSO Press Release
By: LCSO Press Release

Tallahassee, FL -- June 12, 2012 --

Summer months normally mean an increase in reported residential and vehicle burglaries. Residential burglaries typically occur during daytime hours when people are away from their homes. The Leon
County Sheriff’s Office is reminding everyone to be safe and stay alert.

Here are some suggestions about home security:

- If you have an alarm system, use it. (A significant number of residential burglaries are committed on homes that have alarm systems, but were simply not activated.)

- Keep a record of the make, model and serial numbers on valuables and store this information in a secure place.

- It is a good idea to take quality photographs of valuables such as family heirlooms, jewelry and firearms. (Photographs of identifying marks are a great help in positively identifying personal belongings when recovered.)

- Report suspicious activity. (If it doesn’t look right to you, contact law enforcement and let us come check it out.) Remember, if you see something, say something, do something.

Also, most vehicle burglaries occur at night. Here are a few reminders about vehicle burglaries.

- Lock your vehicle. (Unlocked vehicles make easy targets for would-be thieves and valuables stolen from cars are seldom recovered.)

- Remove valuables from your vehicle when you leave it. (Something valuable left in an unlocked car becomes an easy target for someone looking for the chance to steal.)

Again, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office reminds all of our citizens to be alert and stay on the look out for suspicious activity. Consider joining a neighborhood watch group. If one does not exist in your
neighborhood, you can start one with assistance from your local law enforcement. If you witness something suspicious, contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency.

By working together we can minimize the impact of criminal activity in our community. For more information about home safety, security related issues or to request a home security survey, contact
the Crime Prevention Unit at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3323.


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  • by Cindy Location: Tallahassee on Jun 13, 2012 at 09:54 AM
    Elect a new Sheriff.....really? Our Sheriff has done a good job in the past and I have no reason to think he will do any less in the future. I appreciate everything the Sheriff and Deputies do for everyone in Leon County. He has had my vote in the past and will have it again in the fall!
  • by Tax Payer Location: Leon County on Jun 13, 2012 at 09:31 AM
    The best idea is to elect a new Sheriff. The one we have now has done a great job for the last 30 years. But when it is time, then it is time. Walk away with some dignity and self respect. He has been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to retire already through the DROP retirement program with our tax dollars. So now he should do what we already payed for him to do. He should just retire and spend time with his family.
  • by Dog lover on Jun 13, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    Just get a couple of dogs...best alarm system ever. Thives will not bother a house with dogs, when strangers come into your poperty, even at night to check out your car, the dogs will bark and scare them away. Plenty of dogs for adoption at the shelter, or humane society or last hope rescue on FB
    • reply
      by Yes on Jun 13, 2012 at 07:12 AM in reply to Dog lover
      Best system I've had...all rescues, too.
  • by john Location: florida on Jun 13, 2012 at 03:05 AM
    Appoint a neighborhood watch captain.
    • reply
      by The "captain" on Jun 13, 2012 at 07:12 AM in reply to john
      ...to look out and call the cops. Leave the self-defense to homeowners...not self-appointed "captains" roaming the streets.
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