Crime Prevention

  • Auto Theft
    • Lock your car doors and never leave your keys in the vehicle.
  • Auto Burglary
    • Take valuables out of your car or hide them in your trunk; if you don’t want to lose it, don’t leave it in the car.
  • Identity theft
    • Check your credit report for free through www.annualcreditreport.com.
    • Check your bank statement to make sure there are no unauthorized transactions. If there are, contact your bank immediately and then make a police report.
    • Check with the Norman Police Department to see when our next shredding event is.
  • Internet Safety
    • Make sure you know what your child is doing on the computer. Talk with them about potential dangers. Make sure they understand that what is placed on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc…, never really is deleted.
  • Internet Fraud
    • Be mindful of using your debit card on the internet. You are giving someone direct access to your bank account. Make sure you use sites that have a HTTPS, which indicates it is a secure site.
  • Check Forgery
    • If you have checks from old accounts, make sure you shred them.
  • Credit card fraud
    • Check your statements every month to verify you are the one who made the charges. If there is something questionable, contact the credit card company immediately.
  • Home burglaries
    • If you have an alarm, use it. If you will be away from home, ask a trusted neighbor to gather your newspaper and mail. Leave lights on in your house, preferably on a timer so your home looks lived in.
  • Neighborhood Watch
    • To establish a neighborhood watch, contact Sgt. Jennifer Newell at 405-366-5267. Getting to know your neighbors through creating a neighborhood watch is a wonderful prevention tool. We have information that will help guide you in starting the watch program. We will then have the beat officer meet with you and your neighbors to discuss what the concerns are for your area. The City of Norman provides and installs the Neighborhood Watch signs.