Just prior to leaving: Plano Police Services
Emergency ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 911
ü Check all windows and doors to ensure Non-emergency ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-424-5678
they are closed completely and locked to Police Tip Line ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-941-STOP
their fullest extent.
ü Ensure your garage door is closed and
Plano Police Dept. ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-424-5678
locked. 909 14th Street
Plano, Texas 75074
ü Walk around the
outside of your home
and ensure things
Desk Officer ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2135
appear normal. Dispatcher ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Jail ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
972-941-2142 While you
ü Close and lock
Professional Standards~ ~ ~ 972-941-2421 are away.
your fence gate. Records ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2156
Crime Prevention ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2431
HAVE A SAFE Media Information ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2433
AND PLEASANT TRIP Court Information ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2199
Alarms Information ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2426
FASIL (spanish Language) ~ 972-941-2505
Several weeks prior to your scheduled trip, Fingerprint Information ~ ~ 972-941-2049
call the Crime Prevention Unit and Criminal Investigation ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2445
arrange for a “home security survey.” At Crime Victim Liaison ~ ~ ~ 972-941-2802
no cost, a police officer will walk with you
Traffic Enforcement ~ ~ ~ 972-208-8055
step-by-step and conduct a complete
Training Academy ~ ~ ~ ~ 972-423-4797
review of the security of your home.
For additional information please call
the Plano Police Department Crime
Prevention Unit at 972-941-2431
or visit the web
planopolice.org/crimeprevention FM601.284 REV 9/02
home - or
one that appears to
are away. T h e r e a r e o t h e r t h i n g s t o c o n s i d e r . . .
Arrange with a trusted neighbor Set an electrical timer to turn lights on and off similar to
to watch your house. Give them a your normal patterns. You may want to consider setting a
be unoccupied - is an
key and if necessary, alarm timer on a radio or television.
appealing target to a
keypad instructions. Remind the
burglar. This is true Remove any valuables normally stored in your home
key holder NOT to put your last
during the workday name or address on your house and take them to a bank for storage in a safety deposit box.
when everyone is key in case it falls into the wrong Any valuables you choose to leave behind should be
away for a few hours hands. engraved with your Texas driver's license number as part
as well as for an of Operation ID. A record of serial numbers and photos of
extended period such Make sure your key holder valuables should be kept in a safe location different than
as a business trip or knows how to reach you in case the valuables themselves. This may assist the return of the
family vacation. You there is an emergency at your items to you if they become stolen.
can alleviate some home. The key holder should
worries and make have your complete itinerary including trip address(es), Set your thermostat so that your furnace or air
dates, telephone number(s), flight information, and car conditioner continues to operate at a reasonable
your time away from
make/color/registration. You should be able to contact temperature.
home more enjoyable
your key holder if needed.
if you take a few Turn down the volume control on your telephone ringer
simple steps to Arrange with your trusted neighbor to pick up and hold and answering machine so that it cannot be heard from the
reduce the possibility the mail, newspapers and handbills that are normally outside. Do NOT change your outgoing message to
that your home will delivered to your home. As a last resort, notify your news indicate that you will be away.
be burglarized while carrier and post office to temporarily discontinue these
you are gone. deliveries. Keep in mind that the fewer people who know Load suitcases into your car from within your closed
you will be gone, the better it is for you. garage. It will make your trip less conspicuous than
You should always loading from the street or driveway.
ensure all windows Arrange for the normal yard maintenance of having the
and doors are closed grass cut, leaves raked, etc. If you have an automatic If you will be on a trip lasting several weeks, ask your
lawn sprinkler system, leave it on and set at its normal trusted neighbor to utilize your trash bins and periodically
and locked any time
pattern. Cut your grass right before you leave. park a car on your driveway.
you will be away
from your home, Remove ladders, garden tools and other items from your
Place all window blinds/curtains in their normal daytime
even if it is for just a yard that could be used by someone to help break into your
few minutes. home.