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 receive information that the Redmond Police Department shares about crime prevention, safety, public events and community notifications.
Our department shares a Facebook page with Redmond Fire. You can find our posts and events at the Redmond Public Safety page.