Safety Tips

The Slinger Police Dept has dedicated officers with the philosophy of keeping crime out of our Village.  Unfortunately crimes do occur. Because of this we need your help keeping your home and automobiles from becoming a target.

Home Crime Prevention Tips

  • Prior to leaving your residence for a trip, notify the post office to hold any mail or ask a friend, relative, or neighbor to pick up your mail daily.
  • Have a neighbor watch your residence whild your gone.
  • Lock all doors and windows when you are not at home.
  • Consider using a timing device to activate different lights at various intervals maintaining the appearance that someone is home.
  • Close drapes and shades to prevent others from being able to observe the lack of activity in the residence.
  • Contact the Police Dept. and advise them of the following: Whe you are leafving and when you plan to return.  Who has permission to be at the residence. Your contact information or anyone who can be contacted in case of an emergency.
  • Do Not speak only in public about your intent to not be home. (Always be cautious of your conversatoin, you never know who may be listening).
  • If your plans are to be gone for several days or weeks, contact someone to remove the snow or cut the grass while you are away.

Auto Crime Prevention Tips

  • ALWAYS lock your auto.
  • Take valuables out of your auto or lock them in the truck.
  • Park in a well-lit area
  • Park in an enclosed garage whenever possible.
  • Consider purchasing an automobile alarm or theft prevention device.
  • Thieves are often opportunistic type offenders. Do Not allow your automobile or home to be an easey target.
  • Watch for unusual vehicles in your neighborhood. Nobody knows you neighborhood like you.
  • Notify the Police Dept. of any unusual or suspicious activity. Take note of what the person was driving, obtain the vehicle license number if you can do so safely, observe what the person was wearing along with their personal appearance, and be ready to give this information to the dispatcher or resonding officer.
  • Teach your children about strangers and what to do if approached by a stranger.
  • Teach you children about the proper use of 911 along with posting non-emergency numbers for the police and family members who they can contact should they need help.
  • Finaly, the Slinger Police Dept. needs your help. If you have information that may lead to the solving of any crime in your area, contact the Slinger Police Dept. Any information received may be considered anonymous.