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Protect Your Home
The following are ways that you can protect your home and minimize your chance of becoming the victim of a burglary. The following list of helpful tips should be considered if you’re planning a trip; some apply throughout the year:
- Make sure all windows and doors are locked, including those leading to your garage.
- Curtains or blinds on garage windows will help to prevent prowlers from seeing valuables inside.
- Make sure the doors of your home have adequate pick resistant type deadbolt locks.
- Consult a good locksmith.
- Have a trusted family member, friend or neighbor check your home regularly. Have them pick up mail, newspapers, packages and deliveries (or consider having them stopped so they do not accumulate). Also, leave that person a copy of your travel itinerary and a number where you can be reached in an emergency.
- Arrange to have the lawn cut and the bushes trimmed.
- If you have a second car, leave it in your driveway; if not, let a neighbor park there.
- Do not leave a key under a doormat, flowerpot, or on a window ledge. That’s the first place burglars will look.
- Do not leave a message on your home or work answering machine, which may indicate your absence.
- Have timers programmed to turn on lights, a radio and/or television at various times and locations throughout the house.
- Do not keep valuable jewelry at home. Keep it with other small valuables and important documents in a safe deposit box.
- Maintain an inventory of your valuable property. Keep a list of serial numbers and consider engraving certain items with an identifying number.
- If you have an alarm system, service it regularly and use it. If not, consider buying one - many affordable options are available.
Although this list may appear to be basic, at times, all of us may tend to neglect simple safety precautions.
As a reminder when dialing 911 from a Cellular Phone it does not dial directly to the Irvington Police Station. A Cellular 911 call goes to New York State Police, located in Newburgh, N.Y. When calling via 911 inform the operator to connect you directly to the Irvington Police Department.
Calling 911 via “Landline” in Irvington will dial directly to the Irvington Police Department. If you need immediate assistance in Irvington you may also call 914.591.8080, as this number as well as 911 is manned 24 hours a day. It is recommended that you store the Irvington Police Department’s phone number on your cell phone speed dial for a direct response and easy access.