Sunday, December 17, 2017
City of Vicksburg SafetyBurglary is a serious crime to which we are all vulnerable. It is however one of the most preventable crimes. A few simple precautions will greatly reduce the possibility that you will become a victim of this crime. Follow these guidelines to help prevent crime in your home:

Make your home look occupied at all times.

Leave interior lights on when you go out for the night and utilize exterior lighting or motion sensitive outdoor lighting.

Lock your outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed.

Do not allow daily deliveries, such as mail and newspaper, to accumulate. If you are gone, have a neighbor pick up these items for you and arrange to have your lawn cut in the summer and walks cleared in the winter.

You should maintain a detailed description and the serial numbers of all appliances, tools, radios, televisions, firearms, and other valuables you own. You can get a copy of this form to fill out from the Community Resource office. Whenever possible, inscribe or label your valuables with your driver's license number. The City of Vicksburg Police Department offers programs that provide crime prevention techniques you may implement to help protect you and your home. Police officers can also conduct a security check of your home to make sure it is safe. For more information about home safety programs, or to receive safety brochures at your home, contact the City of Vicksburg Police Department's main office, located at 820 Veto Street, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 636-2511.