Crime Prevention & Safety

Crimes can't always be avoided regardless of what you do. However, there are several things you can do to lessen the likelihood of it happening to you. 

 

Home Safety Assessments
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We offer free Home Safety Assessments to assist in making your home less of a target for crime.  Please contact crimeprevention@redmond.gov  to make an appointment

We use a theory called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). It is 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 the 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.

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

The 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