You can also get involved and assist in emergency situations.
The City of Orlando’s Citizen Information Line is a vital communications tool for our residents during emergencies.
You can also volunteer after a disaster during the recovery effort. Don’t wait until the last minute to get trained. Learn how to protect yourself, your family and get ready to help others. Please visit our Resources
section for a list of organizations that could use your help!
Advice from our OPD Liaison Officer
Corporal Kevlon Kirkpatrick
Please keep in mind public school has ended, and summertime has arrived. You may notice an increase in foot traffic as well as landscaping company activity throughout your communities, during the day. Take the time now to inspect your lighting, locks, and make sure the landscaping around your home is not overgrown to help deter crime and maintain a safe neighborhood.
Please do NOT leave your garage open and unattended! This increases the opportunity for criminal activity.
If you are interested in installing or replacing your garage opening systems:
-Consider models that can timed to close automatically after a set time has elapsed
-Consider models that can be opened or closed via your mobile phone
During your spring cleaning of your property and home:
-Check to see if you have items that could block your garage door from closing properly
-Inspect your garage system for broken or faulty chains, railings, and rods
-If going out of town for long periods, feel free to padlock the rails to prevent them from raising and also unplug the unit from its outlet while gone
Please take the time to secure your vehicles:
-Report suspicious activities. You, the resident, know what activity is normal for your area. Call 911 when you see or hear something suspicious.
-Remove everything from your vehicle and then lock the vehicle. Even if the item is not of value to you, it may be of value to a criminal. We have unfortunately seen all kinds of bags get stolen from cars, from gym bags to diaper bags, so please don’t leave anything visible.
-Set your car alarm.
-Park in well lit areas.
-Make sure you have serial numbers recorded for the valuable property you own and consider engraving items that are easily pawned with “This property stolen from and your driver’s license number”