Crime prevention is a community wide job. To report suspicious activity, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
Vacation Safety Tips
Whether you go for a few days or a few months, vacations can leave your home vulnerable to a number of safety concerns. We have compiled the following resources to help residents prepare their homes.
Residential Burglary Prevention Tips
- Purchase a safe for jewelry and cash.
- Photograph all jewelry to help with identification.
- Store your jewelry somewhere other than the master bedroom.
- Take a home security survey or contact the Huntley Police to have an officer complete a free survey at your home.
- Consider an alarm system.
- Post the alarm company decals on your doors and windows.
- Become keenly aware of your surroundings. When you drive away from your home look for suspicious persons. Consider driving around the block and back past your house to check for intruders.
- When leaving for short trips, leave a radio or television on in the home so it appears someone is there.
- Never hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you see anything suspicious.
- Encourage neighbors who are at home during the day to watch for and report suspicious activity to 9-1-1 as soon as possible.
- Be observant when driving through your neighborhood. Watch out for your neighbor’s house.
- A sliding glass door or basement window can be prime entry points. Reinforcement with a piece of wood or crossbar is recommended.
- Consider keeping your second car parked in the driveway when you leave on short trips (remove your garage door opener from plain view).
- Make sure the curtains and blinds are shut so the burglar can't see in.
- Lock doors and windows, including garage doors. This may seem obvious but several of the burglaries were through unlocked doors and windows.