Burglars typically gain access inside your home by using your garage door open in your vehicle. Rogers Police
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Rogers Police offers a number of programs to reduce crime for your home:
Neighborhood Crime Watch
Neighborhood Crime Watch is formed by a group of residents that are interested in reducing or preventing crime in their area. The watch groups are made up of groups of approximately 20 to 30 houses on the same street or on a couple of streets. Neighborhood Crime Watch requires very little time commitment on the part of the residents with only having to meet once a year with either with a representative of the Rogers Police Department or at a an annual Nite to Unite party that occurs in August.
Rogers Officer Zachman has been working with our participating neighborhoods to address issues in our community, including current crime epidemics and prevention techniques for those specific incidents. He also helps Watch groups identify and take steps to avoid becoming easy victims, and offer resources.
To start your own neighborhood crime watch, contact Officer Zachman by email or call 763-428-3450. He will help you identify the requirements and steps, and will help you hold your first meeting, bringing information about what Neighborhood Crime Watch is and how it can benefit the community. Once a first meeting is held with the required participation, the Rogers Police Department will place signs on either end of the watch area stating that the residents are participating in Neighborhood Crime Watch.
Reduce your Risk!
Don’t leave your car unlocked, and leave absolutely nothing of value inside
Don’t leave a spare key or garage door opener near or inside the vehicle
Don’t leave your windows open when vehicle is secure
Don’t leave valuables in plain view. They will break your window to get it
Remove your mail at night, if you’re unable, have a neighbor do it
Place outgoing mail in a secure blue mailbox
Remember to shut your garage door and secure access doors
Don’t leave your keys inside your vehicles parked in the garage
Consider installing one or more Wi-Fi security cameras. Video is always helpful
The Rogers Police and Fire Departments have a program called Rogers Registry. The registry allows residents to keep emergency contact information on file with the Rogers Police and Fire Departments, using a secure records management system.
This form includes information about your contact person, who may have a key to your residence and how to get ahold of them should the need arise. The information would be updated at least once per year.
Residents may download the registration form or visit Rogers Police .
The security assessment will involve an officer to conduct a home survey that will identify different lighting, landscaping, and doors and windows locks that could be used to increase security and possibly prevent crimes. Call Rogers Police at 763-428-3450 for more information.
Rogers Police also recommends installing a home security camera. Learn more about different options by visiting the Home Security Camera Guide.
Vacation House Watch
Let the Police Department know when you are on vacation and Rogers Police will visit your home to ensure the outer perimeter of your home is secure and there is nothing unusual on or about the premises while you are away.
Submit your request through the vacation watch form or call Rogers Police at 763-428-3450.