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Safety Tips-MHPD Meeting


The Moreland Hills’ Police Department held a Town Hall Meeting on November 9th to discuss the recent car break-ins. Chief Wyant feels that most of these crimes are tied to the opioid crisis. Criminals are looking for easy targets, cash or something that can be quickly converted to cash. The following are some of the tips they provided:

  • Lock your doors – lock your car doors, doors to your garage and doors to your home and lock that door from your garage to your house;

  • Close and lock all ground floor windows – make it difficult to break into your house;

  • Remove valuables from your car – if you cannot do that, hide them in your trunk or under something;

  • Turn on outdoor lights – consider installing motion sensor lights; thieves prefer to operate in the dark;

  • Consider installing doorbell cameras or outdoor security cameras -- there are app/cloud based systems that are user-friendly and affordable;

  • Home security systems – if you have one use it whether you are home or away; make sure your company is properly maintaining; the police department should be notified first if there is an active alarm;

  • Place your home on vacation watch when you are away – call our police and fire dispatch service at 440.247.7321; either hold your mail or have someone pick it up; it is a good idea to have someone you trust who lives close by be a “keyholder” in case of an emergency;

  • For any non-emergency police matter call Dispatch at 440.247.7321; for all police and fire emergencies call 911 – it is important to call dispatch because they are staffed 24/7 and all calls are logged and recorded;

  • If you would like an officer to come to your home to assess your security concerns, call 440.247.7321 and ask to talk to an on-duty officer.


    We will continue to hold these safety meetings periodically.

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