In consideration of recent events we want to remind and encourage everyone to be safe in and around the neighborhood. Retired Officer and Circle C Resident Jimmy Brown provided some valuable information for us to share with the community along with information provided by our District Representative Officer Binder.
When calling 911 on a suspicious person here are some tips to help identify the individual:
Safety Tips After Recent Bombings:
Protect Your Vehicle:
The Austin Police Department is requesting your assistance in reducing Auto Thefts. In the last month approximately 50% (half) of the vehicles reported stolen in South Austin were either left running or had the keys inside them. The Austin Police Department would like to remind everyone that running into a convenience store or back into your home with the vehicle running and keys in the ignition is an invitation to a car thief. Also, newer model cars have proximity keys or key fobs that operate your vehicle when you are close. Please remember to take your key fob with you when you turn off and exit your vehicle.
It doesn’t matter what kind of car you drive, all vehicles are a potential target of theft. In the state of Texas over 65,000 cars and trucks are stolen and almost 200,000 are burglarized each year. Many jurisdictions report that keys left inside and doors unlocked are MAJOR factors in stolen and burglarized vehicles.
Protect Your Mail:
Protect Your Mail & Packages (This was created for the holiday season but is useful year round!)
Informed Delivery Fact Sheet (Delivery notification service provided by USPS)
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