According to the National Crime Prevention Institute, the formal definition of Crime Prevention is: the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.
Obviously, we cannot eliminate a criminal's desire to commit crimes, nor can we take away 1's skills to commit a crime, however Crime Prevention can remove the opportunity. Without an opportunity to commit a crime, the criminal is forced to go elsewhere. There are many resources and tools available to the public to help with crime prevention in the community
The Lancaster Police Department is constantly searching for available
resources that would be useful tools for our citizens to use to help
with crime prevention in our community. Below are some of the tools that
The Lancaster Police Department believes will help our citizens in
crime prevention. Check frequently as new items will be added to the
list. Click on a logo or the link for more information.
Crime Prevention Tools
Nextdoor.com is a free social media website for your Neighborhoods, so you can communicate easily with your neighbors online.
lets you securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures,
and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified
in the event of theft or loss.