How to start a neighborhood watch
Participation in a neighborhood watch program can help reduce
crime in your area. The Lynbrook Police Department participates
in the Neighborhood Watch Program. To find out more, contact the
Lynbrook Police Department at 516-599-3300 and ask to speak to
Sgt. Joseph Cipolla.
Crime Prevention Survey
Police conducts a free crime prevention survey to residences
and business within the Village of Lynbrook. A complete
survey of your premises will be conducted and suggestions
for and recommendations will be given to the homeowner or
business owner. To request a free survey, contact Sgt.
Joseph Cipolla by calling 516-599-3300.
National Night Out
'National Night Out' is an opportunity to:
Heighten awareness of drug and crime prevention
Generate support and participation in crime
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police
Send a message to criminals to let them know
that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
To participate in
National Night Out events contact the Lynbrook Police Department
at 516-599-3300 and ask to speak to Sgt. Cipolla.
Suspected Criminal Activity
The residents of our
village provide us with many tips that lead to the arrests of
persons involved in criminal activity, both in the village and
beyond. You may report suspected criminal activity to us at any
time by calling the Lynbrook Police Department at 599-3300. Your
identity will remain anonymous if you wish. You may also report
Suspected Criminal Activity anonymously on our
Contact Information page. If you see
criminal activity in progress, please
call 911. Also take a look at our
When To Call 911 Page.
Install a deadbolt lock.
Deadbolts are usually locked with a key from the outside and a
thumb turn on the inside. The cylinder should be pick resistant.
Lock your doors every time you leave the house, even if you're
leaving for just a few minutes during the day. The most popular
times for residential burglaries are weekday daylight hours. In
over 1/3 of burglaries, there is no forcible entry--someone
forgot to lock the doors.
Install solid doors.
Outside doors should be metal or solid hardwood and at least 1
3/4 inches thick. Frames must be made of equally strong material
and each door must fit its frame securely.
Keep garage doors closed and locked.
A good garage door lock can keep your stored valuables safe and
Secure sliding doors and windows.
Cut a broom handle to the length of the bottom track so that the
window or door will not slide open when forced. Also, drill one
hole through both casings and sliding window and insert a nail
or pin. Foot operated auxiliary locks can also be purchased for
Secure sash windows.
To prevent wooden sash windows from being pried open, drill a
downward sloping hole into the top of the bottom window through
and into the bottom of the top window and insert a pin or nail.
To prevent aluminum sash windows from being broken into,
purchase a track lock that blocks the window track.
Mark your property.
Mark your valuables with an engraver. Marking your property
serves as a deterrent to would-be burglars and it helps police
in identifying and returning stolen property. Make a property
identification list. Put warning stickers on doors and windows.
Purchase a burglar alarm.
A home alarm system can be a very effective burglary deterrent
and fit into many people's needs. Remember to test your system
monthly. Lynbrook requires that all alarm systems installed have
an Alarm Permit. To apply for the permit you may download the
alarm permit application by
Leave a light on.
When leaving on trips, leave a light on in the bathroom. In the
bedroom, attach a lamp and radio to a 24-hour electric timer set
to go on at dusk and off at your bedtime. Close bedroom drapes
Use proper exterior lighting.
Place a light over every door. Double cones lights on each
corner of the house will also light up windows.
Work together with your neighbors.
When you are going to be away, tell trusted neighbors and ask
them to watch your property. Have neighbors maintain your yard.
When on vacation, have someone cut grass. Shrubbery should not
hide neighbors' view of windows or doors. Have someone pick up
newspapers and mail. Tell neighbors to call police if they
notice anything suspicious.
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