Crime Prevention & Safety
Crimes can't always be avoided regardless of what you do. However, there are several things you can do to reduce the likelihood of it happening to you.
Home Safety Assessments
Want to make your home safer? We offer free Home Safety Assessments to assist in making your home less of a target for crime. Please make an appointment online.
We use a theory called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), based on the principle that proper design and effective use of buildings and public spaces in neighborhoods can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in quality of life.
CPTED’s goal is to prevent crime through designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. It is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. Participants will learn the basics of CPTED principles and how they work; apply successful applications and techniques of CPTED to specific crimes; consider CPTED principles in plans to secure key public places, schools, and facilities; and conduct a community safety assessment using CPTED principles.
You can now partner up with your neighbors in an online community called Nextdoor. Once you've joined, you will automatically information that the Redmond Police Department shares about crime prevention, safety, public events and community notifications.
The City of Redmond has teamed with Foundrop to help citizens recover lost, stolen, and left-behind property. Less than 5% 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 Foundrop.com, a free property tracking and crime prevention tool.
Create your free account online in less than one minute at Foundrop. You'll register the serial numbers of your valuable items. Registration allows police to search the database using the found item’s serial number. If your lost item found, the system simultaneously emails you 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.
Get started today at the Foundrop website.