The El Mirage Police Department wants to help our community protect their valuables and vehicles from theft. The majority of these crimes are crimes of opportunity. Thieves want to make a fast entry and exit and look for unlocked vehicles to get the items they can easily steal. While there is no foolproof way to prevent a thief or burglar from getting what they want, there are steps a person can take to protect their valuables.
Annually, a large percentage of vehicle thefts and burglaries reported to the El Mirage Police Department were the result of vehicles being left unlocked. Nobody looks to be a victim of crime, but you can help reduce your risk in becoming a victim by following these steps:
Block Watch Program
Team up with your neighbors and commit to looking out for each other, reporting suspicious activity to the police and each other. Criminals are less likely to commit crimes in areas where they feel they are being watched. The EMPD provides Block Watch training classes every quarter to assist with information and implementation. Contact Community Policing Specialist Bryan Dezso for further information firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-500-3026.
Remember, if it can be seen, it can be taken! Crime Prevention starts with you!
To report any suspicious activity contact the El Mirage Police Department at 623-933-1341