Going to be out of town this holiday season? Complete the Vacation Watch Request Form and Kyle Police Dept. will check your residence or business while you're away.
In the battle against crime, the Kyle Police force is strengthened as we rely on the eyes and ears of more than 32,000 residents within our community. The Kyle Police Department maintains a calm, peaceful, but ever-growing city. You can help by following the simple steps below to discourage thieves from making you a victim. If you are going to be out of town, complete the Vacation Watch Request Form and we will check your residence or business while you are away.
Here are a few simple steps to protect your property from crime:
- Keep your house locked - Doors & Windows! Preferably dead bolt locks. Be sure your address is visible so the police can find you quickly.
- Submit the Vacation Watch Request Form (see below) if you are going to be away from home. We will check your residence or business for up to ten (10) consecutive days.
- Keep vehicles locked. Don't leave items visible from windows, e.g., computers, phones, purses, bags, etc.
- Be wary of salespeople who call to solicit business. Never give credit card numbers, phone card or social security numbers over the phone.
- Engrave Drivers license numbers on all valuables. Better yet copy down serial numbers on computers, TV's, Video cameras etc. If you have no serial numbers the police have no way to enter stolen items into the TCIC/NCIC system.
- Have an alarm installed even if you choose not to have it monitored. Burglars will not stay if an alarm is going off.
- Stop all deliveries or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
- Have a neighbor place garbage cans at the curb on your normal pickup day and return them after the garbage pickup is made.
- Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio (talk show) or television, on and off, at the appropriate times. Have several throughout the house.
- Turn the bell or ringer on your telephone down low. If a burglar is around, he/she won’t be alerted to your absence by a ringing telephone.
- If you have call forwarding on your telephone, forward your calls to a trusted friend or relative.
- Let your neighbors know when you will be gone. Have them call the police if there is any suspicious activity.
- Ask a neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway.