Fishers, (Indiana) – As the summer gets into full swing The Fishers Police Department would like to remind residents of some basic safety tips that will help ensure a safe and enjoyable summer.
Home Safety Tips
Install exterior lights at all entrances. Consider motion detector lights.
Install a wide-angle viewer on all exterior doors.
Check who is at the door and do not open the door to anyone you don’t know.
Install good locks on all doors and windows. Use those locks!
Be sure locks on doors and windows can be opened quickly in case of fire.
Leave a light on when you are not home. If you are on vacation, use a timer to control lighting.
Don’t hide keys outside.
Remove house keys from your keychain when your car is serviced.
Talk with trusted neighbors. Keep an eye on their house and ask them to watch yours.
Stop mail and newspaper delivery when you are away.
Install an alarm system that will detect entry and notify police.
Have your lawn mowed and snow shoveled when away.
Close window blinds at night.
Keep trees and bushes trimmed. Do not let plants block doors and windows.
An event that is out of the ordinary or that makes you feel uncomfortable could be a crime in progress.
Adults or juveniles walking casually through the neighborhood looking into windows, backyards, vehicles, etc.
A vehicle driving slowly through your neighborhood with or without lights on.
Something wakes you in the night.
Someone you don’t know rings your doorbell. NEVER open your door to a stranger. Call 911!
An unknown car parked near your home containing one or more people.
If something is suspicious to you, Call the Police! 317-773-1282 (non-emergency) or 911
Fishers Police Chief Mitch Thompson is convinced that having a strong partnership with the police department and your neighbors will give the Fishers community its best chance in deterring and detecting criminal activity.
Sergeant Tom Weger
Fishers Police Department