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Safety

See a crime in progress?
Call 911!

See something suspicious?
Note as much detail as you can (safely) and report it to Tallahassee Police Department at 891-4200. Try to provide the following information:

  • Who (description, clothing, race, etc.),
  • Where (where is the person now? where were they?),
  • What (what were they doing that was suspicious?),
  • When (when did you see them, right now, or 15 minutes ago?).

Give TPD as much information to work with as possible. Time is really important. Call TPD as fast as possible so they can locate suspicious people before they do their damage and leave the area. Criminals need to know we're watching and we will call the police.

How Crime Watch Works
Crime Watch relies on the block captain system to function. Each neighborhood that participates in Crime Watch has a Crime Watch Coordinator who acts as the portal for communication which flows between TPD and the neighborhood. If crimes have been tracked in our neighborhood, TPD informs the coordinator, who then sends a notice to all block captains. It is then the job of the block captains to let their neighbors know of the criminal activity so that everyone can "keep their eyes peeled."

The system also works in reverse. The goal is to prepare residents to report suspiscious activity not only to the police, but also to their block captain, so that they in turn can pass the information to the coordinator. The coordinator will then pass the information onto TPD, and other block captains.

It is important to remember that is you see suspicious acitivity or a crime in progress, to call TPD immediately. Only afterward should you inform your block captain.

Crime Watch Coordinator for the Woodland Drives neighborhood is Jennifer Vrynios

Tallahassee Police Department Website


How to Protect Your Home (PDF)


Safety Tips:
In case of Home Invasion
Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

Secure Sliding Glass Doors
Install screws to the top of the door track to prevent up and down movement of the door. Leave the screw out far enough to prevent the movement, but you will still be able to close the door.

Do not forget that TPD's Crime Prevention unit provides FREE residential Security Surveys. Call 891-4200 to schedule yours!



Photos of the neighborhood

Practical Ways
To Burglarproof Your Home:
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Sick of Solicitors?

 

Generally, a door-to-door salesperson must have a permit issued by the clerk of court. Conducting door-to-door sales without a permit is a 1st-degree misdemeanor under section
501.055(2), F.S.

 

One exception is

non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

 

 

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