A safe community is built with the help of all of its members. Here are 10 ways you can get involved in your community to keep it safe. Aliso Viejo is one of the safest cities around, but it didn’t get that way without working together as a community!
Join A Neighborhood Watch
Consider joining a neighborhood watch program. If your neighborhood doesn’t currently have one, start one! Keeping a lookout can deter burglaries as well as make the whole neighborhood feel safer. Areas with neighborhood watch programs have helped reduce crime by as much as 26%, compared to areas without a watch program. For more information about neighborhood watch program in Aliso Viejo, click here.
Get To Know Your Neighbors
People care about those they know, so developing relationships with your neighbors creates a sense of community. Whether you are going on vacation or simply leaving to work for the day, knowing your neighbors provides an extra set of eyes on your house when you are away. Look out for each other!
Follow the Buddy System
It’s not just for kids! You are much less likely to be approached by a criminal when you are with another person. If you are heading out alone, always communicate your whereabouts with trusted family and friends and try to avoid low-traffic and poorly lit areas.
Stay Aware of Your Surroundings
Always be aware of what is going on around you, no matter where you are. If you are out and about alone, conceal any valuables you may have and only carry what you need. Avoid unsolicited offers for help and if you feel uncomfortable in a situation, trust your instincts. It is always best to act cautiously!
Make Your Home A Safe Haven
Your home is the one place you should feel most safe! Examine your locks, doors, and windows and make sure all are working properly. Keep your house locked, even when you are home. Be cautious when answering the door to unknown visitors and consider leaving a light on when you are out of the house to give the impression that someone is home. It’s also extremely beneficial to share security system tips and advice with your neighbors.
This community is your home – take pride in it! By working towards a safer community, you help keep those you love and all those around you safe and sound. Let’s keep up the good work! For more community tips and local news, explore our blog or follow us on Facebook!