Crime Prevention & Safety

Crimes can't always be avoided regardless of what you do. However, there are several things you can do to prevent them. The crime prevention topics in the adjacent column are intended to assist in deterring and preventing crimes. Many crimes are preventable, but it does take persistence to make these tips a habit.

 

What's New in Crime Prevention?

Nextdoor

You can now partner up with your neighbors in an online community called Nextdoor. Once you've joined, you can receive information that the Redmond Police Department shares about crime prevention, safety, public events and community notifications.

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TrackMole

City of Redmond has teamed with TrackMole.com to help citizens recover lost, stolen, and left-behind property. Less than 5 percent of owners record the serial numbers of their property, which is the main identifier police uses to locate and return lost, stolen, and left-behind property to its rightful owner. In an effort to reunite residents and business owners with their property, City of Redmond has partnered with TrackMole.com, a free property tracking and crime prevention tool.

A free account can be created in less than one minute online at TrackMole.com, or by using a Facebook, Amazon, or Google+ account. Users then register the serial numbers of their valuable items. Registration allows police to search the database using the found item’s serial number; in turn, the system simultaneously emails the owner with its location, who has it and how to get it back. Program participation also assists police in furthering their criminal investigations and plays a critical role in helping police find those responsible for property theft.

Redmond joins Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, Tukwila, Bothell, Kenmore, Burien and Issaquah, in addition to 31 other cities from the Puget Sound area with the implementation of TrackMole.  

Get started today at TrackMole.com