NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Operation Watch Lathrup
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Going on Vacation? Complete a vacation watch form and turn it in to the police department.

If you have a house alarm, you must complete and submit an alarm application permit.
Anyone who has been a victim of home invasion will tell you that the shock and helpless anger that comes with the type of crime will not easily be forgotten. The damage and losses sustained will vary.

There is a good chance that a burglarized home is located in a neighborhood that is lacking a neighborhood watch group. Neighborhood Watch is a community based organization of citizens working together with the police. This cooperation is the key to preventing burglaries and crime in our communities. Effective crime prevention is a responsibility that is equally shared with the residents and the police.

Security Tips
  • Call for a home security inspection by Lathrup Village Police officers
  • Upgrade locks, security hardware, and lighting
  • Install an alarm
  • Get in the habit of locking doors and windows when you leave
  • Ask neighbors to watch for suspicious activity when a house is vacant
  • Mark valuables with identifying numbers or markings
  • Organize a neighborhood watch group
  • Exchange phone numbers or email addresses with neighbors
Start A Neighborhood Watch Group
Now that you have heard the benefits, participation is key. How do you get a program started in your neighborhood? Call the Lathrup Village Police Department at (248) 557-3600 or policeclerk@lathrupvillage.org us.

If you have a few minutes, please click on the following link and watch the Lathrup Village Police Department's Neighborhood Watch/Crime Prevention Video.