Neighborhood Safety Tips
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Here are some quick reminders to keep you and your belongings safe:
WALLET & KEYS: Store your valuables somewhere other than right inside the door
GAS PUMP: Always lock your car...even when standing nearby at the gas pump
PARKED CAR: Keep all possessions in your vehicle out of sight when parking on the street, driveway, or parking lot
GARAGE: Close your garage door when not outside...less than a minute is ample time for a crime of opportunity
LIGHTS: Turn your porch light on at night
MINGLE: Introduce yourself to a neighbor- it’s easier to look out for one another when you know one another
did you know?
If you have outdoor home security cameras, you can register them with the Madison Police Department. This does NOT mean that MPD has access to your camera live feed or stored footage. It does mean that MPD has a map of homes with outdoor cameras. You may be contacted if a crime happens near you to see if your cameras recorded any of the activity.
Southwest Madison Action Coalition
Southwest Madison Action Coalition (SMAC) works to build a thriving community on the southwest side of Madison by advocating for the community, building on current assets, connecting our community with resources, and by developing future potential for our community.